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Staff accommodation

Oxfordshire is a popular place to live and, as a consequence, housing can be more expensive than other parts of the UK. The Trust is conscious of this issue and participates in a number of schemes to help, whether you are renting or looking to buy.

In addition to living in central Oxford there are some picturesque easy to commute towns and villages which are perfect for tranquil leisure and home time. See the Living in Oxfordshire section

Staff accommodation

In conjunction with our partner housing providers, we are able to offer on-site accommodation at approximately 20% below market rents to help staff with a wide range of requirements and budgets.

We have access to around 950 units of single accommodation and a limited number of one and two bedroom self-contained properties (all subject to availability).

Who is eligible to apply?

The accommodation is available to everybody involved directly with the Trust but priority is given to clinical staff moving to the hospitals from out of area.

Provision of accommodation

Accommodation is usually provided on an assured shorthold tenancy agreement for six months.  If you are applying for a new job at the Trust, you will be asked at interview if you require staff accommodation; the appropriate paperwork will be forwarded to you at the conditional offer stage. 

How to find out more

For more details, please contact our partner housing providers:

For other enquiries, please contact the Accommodation Office on 01865 220736.

Staff hotel

The Trust has a ‘hotel’ facility on the John Radcliffe site whereby rooms can be let on a nightly basis. The hotel is mainly there to support clinical staff with difficult shifts who have a long commute; it can also be used by visitors to the hospitals for short periods of time such as to attend a course, seminar or interview.

Please call 01865 220734 to check hotel availability.

Alternatively you could also try Oxford University accommodation www.universityrooms.com and www.airbnb.co.uk   Prices do vary but are usually cheaper than local bed and breakfasts and hotels.

Accommodation in Oxford: Homeshare Oxford from AgeUK

Homeshare is a scheme that aims to change the way people think about living in Oxford.

AgeUK aims to match people already in the city, who have a spare room and who want to help and support the younger generation, with people who need accommodation in Oxford and who want to be part of a home and lend a hand.

In return for a room, the Homesharer will provide 10 hours of help around the home each week for the Householder.

This help will vary for each Homeshare. It may include things like cooking, gardening, cleaning, shopping and companionship.

Further information

Help to Buy - Government Housing Initiatives

The Government has created the Help to Buy Scheme to help people take steps to buy their own home.

Help to Buy makes it possible to get on the property ladder and move up it by buying a new-build or existing home priced up to £600,000 with as little as a 5% deposit. 

For more information and details of other housing options, such as Shared Ownership and Right to Buy, visit www.helptobuy.org.uk

Factsheet

If you would like to know where to start with renting or buying a property we have created a factsheet (pdf, 321 KB) that lists local estate agents, letting agents, house share schemes and housing information.