About Oxfordshire Youth

Oxfordshire Youth is a registered charity which is almost 70 years old. Our aim is to improve the life opportunities of young people and advance their citizenship through equipping them to positively develop their communities. To achieve our aim we provide support to 90 voluntary youth organisations from all over Oxfordshire. As a membership organisation we provide training, advocacy, resources and events to our members and we also directly support young people to improve their life opportunities.


Oxfordshire Youth’s mission is simple, to provide opportunities for young people to be the best they can be. We do this by supporting others to carry out good quality youth work and through our direct delivery with young people. Our passion for and commitment to young people is what drives us.


We inspire and motivate young people by facilitating life changing experiences.

We are committed to providing the highest quality services that achieve positive outcomes.

We are fair, honest and open in the way we relate to young people.

We are creative, dynamic and forward thinking in our response to the needs of youth groups and young people.

We are passionate about helping young people to have the best possible life choices.


Our vision is to be Oxfordshire’s leading provider of opportunities for young people.

We also work tirelessly to evolve and improve year on year.

How we ensure young people are kept safe?

We are committed to safeguarding young people. Please see below for our Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Data Protection and Whistle Blowing policies:

Read our Annual Review

Please click here for the report on Increasing Impact in the Oxfordshire Youth Sector

Young People
Youth Groups


VOICE Youth Committee

Chair: Alex and James

Vice Chair: Victor and Elizabeth

Secretary: Pauline and Mei

Callan, Marisa, Ben, Lydia, Natalie, Ruth, Ren, Chloe, Shophie

The VOICE committee meet twice a month in addition to specific activities; they take a lead role in Oxfordshire Youth events, support clubs and training delivery, as well as provide their VOICE to the overall governance of the organisation. They all develop their skills through regular training and workshops as well as undergoing the ILM Level 2 in Leadership and Team skills.

To find out more about becoming a member read up here.


Tim Stevenson OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire


Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill


The Hon Charles Cecil; Mr Malcolm Cochrane; Mr Richard Dick; Mr Dave Hutchinson; Mr Jim Duthie; Mr Andrew Feilden; The Lady Goodhart; Col Tom Hall; Ms Liz Harris-Ulph; Brigadier Nigel Mogg; Mr Miles Tuely; The Chairman of Oxfordshire County Council; The Lord Mayor of Oxford; The Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University; The Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University; The Rt Revd Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester – Diocese of Oxford

Board of Trustees

Chairman: Sir Charles Ponsonby

Vice Chairman: Carl Anglim

Treasurer: Michael Watkinson MBE

Marie-Claire Agnew, Mark Dessain, Felicity Dick, Ian Francis, John Harwood, Lucy Mangua, Tim Martin and Geoff Stock

Business Ambassador

Richard Morgan

Youth Ambassador

Alidja Templer

Meet the Team


Who We Look For

At Oxfordshire Youth we are passionate about young people. We look for professional, hardworking and committed individuals whose main passion is for improving the lives of young people. Staff members are encouraged to collaborate and share ideas; we welcome people that can flourish in this progressive environment. As is common in the world of youth work, hours are often outside the usual 9-5, so flexibility is important. A friendly and open-minded person is also highly valued!

Our Commitment

We are committed to being a fair and inclusive employer. We work hard to create an open environment that is supportive and where self-development is actively promoted. Our team work is creative, transparent and collaborative. This approach is used across the whole organisation and we inspire this in all our staff. Our policies and procedures are continuously updated to ensure that they are fair, active and ensure best practice.

Current Openings

We are always looking for passionate and committed individuals so if that sounds like you, drop us your CV.

Click below to see view our current vacancies.