Become an Oxjam Takeover Manager


Are you a budding event organiser with excellent leadership skills? Up for taking on an exciting new challenge in 2016?  Then we want to hear from you!

Last year 41 Takeovers entertained punters across the country , from Edinburgh to Exeter and  Cardiff to Cambridge. These are amazing multi-venue events that literally take over a town or city for a whole day in October. 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 entirely by the most skilled and dedicated volunteers we can find, who are interviewed and then appointed by the central Oxjam team.

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.

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Takeover Towns

Takeovers can take place anywhere in the UK, so wherever you're based, please do apply.

Below is a list of towns where Oxjam Takeovers have worked well in previous years:

Beeston, Birmingham, Derby, Hereford, Leamington Spa, Leicester, Mansfield, Northampton, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Stoke on Trent, Stratford-upon-Avon, Wolverhampton, Worcester.

North England:
Blackpool, Chester, Derby, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Preston, Scarborough, Sheffield, York.

Brixton, Camden, Clapham, Chiswick, Dalston, Hackney, Islington, New Cross, Peckham, Shoreditch, Wimbledon.

South East England:
Canterbury, Croydon, Guildford, Hastings, Hitchin, Maidstone, Newbury, Norwich, Oxford, Portsmouth, St Albans, Southhampton.

South West England
Barnstaple, Bristol, Cheltenham, Dorchester, Exeter, Falmouth, Gloucester, Newquay, Plymouth, Torquay, Weymouth.

Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Shetland, Stirling.

Brecon, Cardiff, Carmarthen, Swansea.


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. 

Please make sure you answer the 3 application questions when completing the application form. Any supporting information such as a CV or covering letter is also welcome.

What happens next?

What happens next?
Interviews will take place in March or early April (dates will vary by region). You will then be expected to come to the Oxjam Takeover Conference in June 2016. (We cover the costs of accommodation, you just need to be free to come).

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