Job Vacancies

New Chair for Experience Oxfordshire

The Company

Experience Oxfordshire is the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for the county. We are the lead organisation for promoting and developing leisure, business and cultural tourism in Oxfordshire. Operating to not-for-profit principles, Experience Oxfordshire is a partnership organisation, actively engaged on a local, national and international level to grow the visitor economy.

The visitor economy is vitally important to Oxfordshire. In 2015, the county welcomed 26.5 million visitors who spent £1.96 billion, sustaining a healthy visitor economy that accounts for nearly 10% of all jobs in the county.

Experience Oxfordshire is a Partnership Organisation that works with businesses to get them to invest in the DMO in return for partnership benefits.

For further information on Experience Oxfordshire, please visit:

The Role

Experience Oxfordshire are recruiting for a new Chair to lead the Board of Directors. We are looking for someone that is passionate about the visitor economy with experience in running businesses and developing commercial activity. It is an exciting time to join Experience Oxfordshire as we embark on a period of growth and development. If you would like to be part of this journey then we would love to hear from you.

Application Details

For further details, please download the application pack below. All applications should be sent by the 13th April 2017 to be considered to Helen Morton:

Download the application pack here.

Customer Assistant – casual at Oxford Visitor Information Centre

The Company

Experience Oxfordshire is passionate about everything that makes Oxfordshire special. We are advocates for our exceptional, unique, world class cultural and tourism offer – the Oxfordshire experience.

We believe that by harnessing and investing in the Oxfordshire experience, we will deliver tangible and considerable benefits to our partners and communities.

Oxfordshire’s name will be known throughout the world. It will be synonymous with our rich, distinctive cultural heritage, our world class arts, tourism offer and welcome. Because of this people will want to enjoy more of the Oxfordshire experience, spend more and invest more.

The Role

Job Purpose: To handle enquiries from visitors over the counter, by phone or by email, helping to promote company Members and Oxfordshire. Maximise the sale of tickets, travel services and retail items, ensuring that the highest standard of customer care is delivered and maintained at all times.

Additional information: This role is on a casual basis. It may require working part or all of some weekends and Bank Holidays. A flexible approach to working hours is required to cover shifts at short notice or to occasionally work outside core hours to respond to the business need.

Application Details

Please leave your CV in the Visitor Information Centre with a member of staff or email it to

More Information

Oxford Castle Unlocked

Position: General Manager, Oxford Castle Unlocked

Salary: £30,000

Closing Date: 30th April 2017

Job Description and further details at:

Application: Via CV and covering letter to

Receptionist – full time role at Macdonald Randolph Hotel

The Company

Macdonald Hotels are the largest privately owned Hotel Group in the UK, with 45 luxury hotels in both countryside and city locations around England and Scotland that are full of charm and individual character. What’s more, we are run by hoteliers who have a genuine passion for hospitality.

If you are prepared to go the extra mile in looking after our guests, then Macdonald Hotels represents the perfect opportunity as we are recruiting hardworking, dynamic individuals looking to gain experience and progress with their career in a well-known and award winning hotel Company.

The role: 5* Star Receptionist

Receptionists will report to the Reception Manager. You will be a confident and effective communicator, with immaculate presentation standards in all tasks and responsibilities that will include; check in and out; effective reservation & event enquiry handling; collating guest service feedback; giving, receiving and handover of information; accurate billing and posting of revenue; efficient and professional attention to guest & colleague enquiries.

Receptionist Requirements

Our expectation of you will be that you are able to work on your own using your initiative as well as contribute to the overall success of the team and the hotel. You must have the following:

Experience of Opera is preferred, however full training will be provided

Welcoming and professional approach to guests

Passion for exceeding guest expectation, first time, on time, every time

Immaculate presentation standards in all that you do

Excellent communication skills with high standards of literacy, numeracy and office based computer systems

This is a seven day per week operation and a degree of flexibility is required to cover early starts, late evening finishes and weekends.

Please note that there is NO live-in accommodation available with this position

The successful candidate will be joining a fun loving, hard working team who excel in delivering world class standards!

Application Details

Please see job description here

Please email your application to

Cycle Tour Guide

Bainton Bikes are looking for fun, charismatic and knowledgeable people to join their team of cycle tour guides.

Their Official Oxford Cycle tour runs Saturday and Sunday at 11am and lasts between 2 to 3 hours. They try and limit numbers to 10 so people can get the most out of the tour but occasionally with families they may increase numbers. This is the main element of their tour guides job.

They also operate custom tours for large groups 10-80 people, all day tours (including punting) stag and hen do’s, and the occasional long distance cycle tour.

Tour guides are scheduled each month but they also can get last minute requests. A shared schedule is available for all guides with real time booking information. It is perfectly acceptable to do no tours in any given month or even all of them but we have no guaranteed hours.

Some basic bike maintenance knowledge would be beneficial but not essential.

Pay is calculated at £10 per hour

Application Details

No need to send a CV but please include a covering letter explaining why you would like to join their team.

For more information please contact

Kevin Moreland

Telephone: 01865 311610