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 50 voluntary youth clubs 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. 

Mission

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.

 

Values

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.

 

Vision

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 do 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.

Safeguarding Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Data Protection Policy

Whistle Blowing Policy

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

 

 

Governance

 

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.

 

Patron

Tim Stevenson OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire


President

Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill


Vice-Presidents

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

 

Key Reports

 

Annual accounts

Oxfordshire Youth Constitution

 

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.

See view our current vacancies.

 

Meet the team

 

Jodie Lloyd-Jones
Jodie Lloyd-Jones

Jodie is our CEO and has over 15 years’ experience in the Youth Sector. Her experience in both the Public and Voluntary Sectors bring a depth of knowledge to Oxfordshire Youth. She gained her Youth and Community degree in Birmingham and has worked as a youth work manager, as well as managing youth programmes in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. She is passionate about providing high quality services and opportunities for young people to participate.

Jodie has recently returned from maternity leave and looking forward to the exciting year ahead.

She is inspired by passionate and thought provoking people who dedicate their lives to making the world a better place.

Kate Armitage
Kate Armitage
Lorna O’Connor
Lorna O’Connor

Lorna joined Oxfordshire Youth in April 2016 as administrator and her role is to deal with incoming enquiries, process DBS applications, issue invoices and provide general administrative support to the rest of the team.

Lorna has many years of experience in administration and has worked in a variety of different environments, most recently in the office at Grandpont Nursery School in Oxford and prior to that as customer service adviser at Oxford & Cherwell Valley College (now known as City of Oxford College)

Lorna enjoys working with children and young people and loves the fact that, although her role is not ‘hands on’; what she does in the office each day still has an impact on the lives of other people.

Lorna is greatly inspired by her 2 sons who she has enjoyed watching grow from babies into amazing, talented young men, despite many challenges along the way. She enjoys music, theatre and spending time with her family and friends.

David Cruchley
David Cruchley
Andrea Tiganescu
Andrea Tiganescu

Andrea is currently on Maternity Leave and is expected to return later this year.  Her replacement is Kate Armitage.

 

Starting out her third sector career with an international development focus in 2009, Andrea has worked across a variety of roles both in the UK and internationally. Her passion for working with and supporting volunteers and young people led her to her first role with Oxfordshire Youth as Volunteer Officer in 2013.

Over the past years, Andrea has built her knowledge and expertise supporting Oxfordshire Youth’s youth clubs and groups across a number of key areas, from volunteer management to developing training programmes, building collaborative networks and bespoke membership support.

Andrea currently manages the Membership Team as it delivers Oxfordshire Youth’s new Big Lottery project, Sustainable Communities, ensuring all Oxfordshire Youth members receive the best quality services possible and ultimately achieve the best outcomes for the young people they work with.

She is inspired by watching people learn, overcoming challenges and living positively, and the achievements and bold decisions of others that make her believe in the possible.

Amie Johnson
Amie Johnson

Amie joined Oxfordshire Youth in August 2017 as part of the membership team. Amie has a wealth of experience working with young people in a variety of different settings, most recently as a student performance manager for Abingdon and Witney College. Prior to this, she succeeded as a project coordinator for OYAP Trust, planning and implementing activities for young people. Amie hopes to achieve successful planning of activities and events for Oxfordshire Youth, alongside supporting member organisations to make a real difference in the youth sector.

Amie has achieved a BA (Hons) degree in Performing Arts and completed a PGCE in post-compulsory education. Amie enjoys studying in her own time towards various diplomas including Mental Health Awareness, Counselling and Safeguarding.

Alongside her work with Oxfordshire Youth, Amie also facilitates a Junior Youth Theatre group and directs a Theatre Company through OYAP Trust in Bicester.  Amie loves going to the theatre, enjoys holidays abroad and obsesses over J K Rowling’s Wizarding World!

Herminio Generoso
Herminio Generoso

Herminio supports our Youth Committee, Voice.