Become an Oxjam Takeover Manager


Are you a budding event organiser with real leadership skills? Up for taking on an exciting new challenge in 2014?  Then we want to hear from you!

We offer one-to-one support and guidance, as well as training with industry experts to help you every step of the way in delivering an incredible music event. You'll gain CV-enhancing fundraising, project management, and events experience. And, crucially, you'll be playing a big part in working towards Oxfam's goal of overcoming poverty and suffering.

We have extended the deadline for applications to become an Oxjam Takeover Manager.  Thank you to everyone who has already applied.  We are considering all applications and will be in touch very soon. 

The application deadline has been extended to 16th May 2014.

We did it!

You can do it!

Takeovers can take place anywhere in the UK.  We are currently interviewing and appointing Takeover Managers but we are still accepting applications.
Below is a list of towns and cities where we're particularly interested in finding Oxjam Takeover Managers:

Midlands (East):

Midlands (West):
Leamington Spa, Lichfield, Wolverhampton.

North West England:
Huddersfield, Lancaster, Preston.

North East England:

Kilburn, Peckham

South West England
Gloucester, Salisbury, Swindon, Torquay.

South East England:
Canterbury, Croydon, Guildford, Ipswich, Milton Keynes, Oxford, St Albans, Tunbridge Wells, Watford.

Aberdeen, Dundee.


Please note that Takeover Managers have already been appointed in the following places: 

Aberystwyth, Balham, Bath, Bedford, Beeston (Nottingham), Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Brixton, Cambridge, Camden, Cardiff, Carmarthen, Chester, Cheltenham,  Chiswick, Clapham, Colchester, Dalston, Darlington, Derby, Didcot, Dorchester, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Heswall, Isle of Wight, Islington, Kingston, Leicester, Leeds, Liverpool, Macclesfield, Manchester, Newcastle, Newquay, New Cross, Northampton, Norwich, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Reading, Scarborough, Sheffield, Shepherds Bush, Shetland, Shoreditch, Shrewsbury, Southampton, Stafford, Stirling, Stoke on Trent, York.


How can I apply?

We're looking for outstanding individuals, who know and love their local music scene, to organise our biggest and best events this year.  The Takeovers are the jewels in the Oxjam crown - amazing multi-venue events, which take place across the UK one weekend in October. 

Last year 59 Takeovers entertained punters across the country, from Shoreditch to Shetland and  Cardiff to Cambridge. These are exciting, vibrant multi-venue events, taking over a town or city for a whole day. They showcase the very best of local talent, and raise on average ten times more money for Oxfam than other Oxjam events. They're run by the most skilled, dedicated volunteers we can find, who are interviewed and appointed by the central Oxjam team.

What happens next?
Interviews will take place in May (dates will vary by region). You will then be expected to come to the Oxjam Takeover Conference on 13th - 15th June. (We cover the costs of accommodation, you just need to be free to come).

Please note: All of these roles are voluntary and unpaid.