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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:


Fire Chief/CEMC

The Township of South-West Oxford is currently recruiting for a highly motivated individual to fill the regular full-time position of Fire Chief and CEMC.

Your positive attitude and proactive approach in serving our community combined with your willingness to engage in team development will assist the municipality in realizing its’ goal to develop and deliver municipal services for the growth and well-being of our community.

View the posting and complete job description here.


Drainage Superintendent/Building Inspector

The Township of South-West Oxford is currently recruiting for a highly motivated individual to fill this unique full-time position. Your positive attitude enhanced by your related experience and education will assist our Township team to deliver exemplary service to our community. Candidates require knowledge of computer applications and must demonstrate courteous and effective interpersonal skills in dealing with the public, staff and other stakeholders.

Scope of the Position
  • To perform and carry out the duties and responsibilities of building inspector as mandated under The Building Code Act, and as directed by the Chief Building Official (CBO) of the Township
  • To perform and carry out the duties and responsibilities of Drainage Superintendent as mandated under the Ontario Drainage Act, and as directed by the Chief Building Official (CBO) of the Township
  • To coordinate maintenance work at Township owned facilities

View the posting and complete job description here.


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. 7023 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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