Head of Construction

Client: ODS Group

Location: Flexible Working Available

Salary: £80,000

Closing date: Sunday, 18 June 2023 23:30

Head of Construction

Take charge of our Construction division and do good for Oxford. As Head of Construction at ODS Group, you’ll support strategic growth while delivering great spaces for people to live, work and visit. 

About us:

At ODS Group, we are proud to make Oxford a world-class city. Owned by Oxford City Council, we collect waste, keep the streets clean, maintain the roads, repair buildings, repair vehicles, ensure our parks are brilliant places to visit, and loads more besides. Today, our future is bright, with the opportunity for further growth as we take our company to the next level.

Our future depends on our people. We want to give you an environment in which you can flourish, so we work hard to ensure ODS Group is a fantastic place to work. We are a great company with big ambitions that values its people. If you’d like to be part of it, there couldn’t be a better time to consider a career with us.

The role:

As Head of Construction, you’ll lead our team to deliver refurbished and new build construction projects for the people of Oxford. Responsible for operational and commercial management, you’ll provide an efficient and cost-effective service to customers within and outside the council. 

It’s a chance to turn our exciting portfolio of new homes and large-scale projects into reality with the help of a skilled team. A capable leader, you’ll manage all aspects of Design and Build contracts, compliance and bid and risk control processes. Day to day, you’ll be doing everything from supporting your team and reporting figures to preparing tenders and inspecting sites. Ultimately, you’ll be the driving force behind growth, developing the ODS brand and income streams in line with strategy.

About you:

It’s important that you have experience in Construction (operational or commercial) and a track record of managing new build and major projects of between £200k-£6m. Thanks to this background, you’ll have extensive knowledge of Health & Safety and CDM, and relevant legislation. You’ll also know how to manage works under JCT/NEC Contracts and Design Build Contracts. And finally, you’ll be adept at managing both operational and commercial teams, including contract managers, quantity surveyors and estimators.


Commitment deserves reward. When you work with us, you can look forward to a great package of benefits to enhance your competitive salary, including:

• 28 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, with the opportunity to purchase additional days. 

• NEST Pension 

• Personal and professional counselling (available 24 hours a day)

• Retail discounts

• Gym membership

• Travel loans and travel discount schemes

For further information please visit, Careers - ODS (odsgroup.co.uk)

Closing Date: 18th June Midnight 

Final Panel Interviews: From w/c 3rd July (exact dates TBC)

For a confidential discussion, please contact our recruitment partners at Penna on Delina.Teklehaymanot@penna.com or call 07752791517.