Employment

The Township of South-West Oxford is an employer you will be proud to work for.

We offer rewarding careers and opportunities to enhance the quality of life of the whole community. Working for the Township will benefit neighbours, local businesses and visitors alike by helping make the Township one of the best places in the world to live. Join us and experience the satisfaction of seeing the results of your work in real-time as you take part in building our small rural community.

Message from Mary Ellen Greb, Chief Administrative Officer

We are fortunate to share a unique environment here at The Township of South -West Oxford, with a dedicated, skilled workforce that has a proven foundation built on mutual respect. Each of us brings unique skills and can make a measurable and essential contribution to help achieve our common goals. Above all, while working safely, we must focus on continuously achieving quality standards in everything we do in order to meet and even exceed peoples' expectations.

The keys to our ongoing growth, competitive advantage, and success in the future are:

  • Supporting a work environment that thrives on innovation to identify new solutions to current and future challenges;
  • Ensuring the work we do, and that of our fellow employee, is performed safely;
  • Continuously striving for new and more efficient methods and processes within our Township to maintain quality and decrease costs;
  • Developing and implementing initiatives to reduce waste, maximize the recycling of materials and reduce energy consumption;
  • Reviewing and enhancing our internal and external partnerships to strive for greater productivity.

The Township consistently endeavours to follow our terms and conditions of employment and will continue to address our concerns for the future.
Our strength is based on open communication and cooperation.

Join the team! We are always looking for creative and innovative individuals who share our commitment to excellent service and to an inclusive, vibrant, safe and caring Township for all.

Current Openings

Current Openings


Summer Student - Administrative Assistant

The Township of South-West Oxford is seeking a Summer Student - Administrative Assistant. If you are an innovative person with excellent oral and written communication skills with strong organizational abilities, and if you are a student returning to school in September, 2020, this may be the position for you.

Reporting to the Treasurer, the successful candidate will be working as an administrative assistant responsible for updating websites, social media releases, publications, communication plan development and implementation, administrative support, customer service and other duties as assigned.

View the detailed job description.

Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence marked "Summer Student - Administrative Assistant" no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20th, 2020:

Brooke Crane, Payroll & Benefits Administrator
Township of South-West Oxford
312915 Dereham Line, Mount Elgin, ON N0J 1N0
Phone (519) 485-0477 Fax (519) 485-2932 or Email: payroll@swox.org

The Township of South-West Oxford is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. We thank all applicants for their interest and only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Summer Student - Records Management Assistant

The Township of South-West Oxford is seeking a Summer Student - Records Management Assistant. If you are an innovative person with excellent organizational skills with working knowledge of computers (including Microsoft Office) and if you are a student returning to school in September, 2020, this may be the position for you. 

Reporting to the Clerk, the Records Management Assistant Summer Student is responsible for assisting in the implementation of policies and procedures related to the management of the Township's records in paper and electronic formats and providing support relating to records management to all departments. This position will work with the Clerk for the filing, maintenance, retention and destruction of records in accordance with the Township's records retention by-law.

View the full job description for this position.

Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence marked "Summer Student - Records Management Assistant" no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20th, 2020:

Brooke Crane, Payroll & Benefits Administrator
Township of South-West Oxford
312915 Dereham Line, Mount Elgin, ON N0J 1N0
Phone (519) 485-0477 Fax (519) 485-2932 or Email: payroll@swox.org

The Township of South-West Oxford is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. We thank all applicants for their interest and only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


The Township is committed to meeting the needs of applicants during all phases of the hiring process. If you require special accommodation please let us know. We thank all applicants and advise that only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Personal information submitted is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will only be used for the purposes of determining eligibility for this competition.


Volunteers are always needed! 

Many community volunteers work hard to provide programs and special events throughout the Township. If you are interested in getting involved in your community and would like more information about the volunteer opportunities that are available, please contact Julie Forth at 519-485-0477 ext. 223 or clerk@swox.org. Staff will put you in contact with our local Hall, Parks and Recreation Committees. 



Municipal Contacts

Township of South-West Oxford

Located in South Western Ontario, in the South West section of Oxford County and serves as a regional centre for industry, commerce and recreation.

The Township oversees 87,588 acres with a population of 7,544 and we have Canada’s busiest highway in our front yard! With a rich agricultural heritage, please stop by and enjoy our diverse Township. 

The Township’s mission is be "a leader in the development and delivery of municipal services for the growth and well being of our community"

Contact Us

312915 Dereham Line
Mt. Elgin, On N0J 1N0
Hours: Monday – Friday 
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 519-877-2702 / 519-485-0477
Fax: 519-485-2932

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