Become an Oxjam Takeover Manager


Are you a budding event organiser with real leadership skills? Up for taking on an exciting new challenge in 2015?  Then we want to hear from you!

Last year 53 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.

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.

The deadline for applications has now been extended to 22nd March 2015.

We did it!

You can do it!

Takeover Towns

Takeovers can take place anywhere in the UK. Below is a list of towns and cities where we're particularly interested in finding Oxjam Takeover Managers:

Birmingham, Leamington Spa, Mansfield, Shrewsbury,Wolverhampton, Worcester.

North England:
Blackpool, Chester, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Macclesfield, Newcastle, Preston, Scarborough.

Balham, Brixton, Camden, Chiswick, Clapham, Croydon, Dalston, Hammersmith, Kilburn, Kingston, Notting Hill, Peckham, Richmond, Shepherds Bush, Twickenham.

South East England:
Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bedford, Bracknell, Brighton, Cambridge, Canterbury, Chichester, Guildford, Harpenden, High Wycombe, Hitchin, Hove, Ipswich, Isle of Wight, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Norwich, Oxford, Portsmouth, Southampton, St Albans, Tunbridge Wells, Winchester, Windsor.

South West England
Bristol, Cheltenham, Dorchester, Exeter, Falmouth, Gloucester, Plymouth,Torquay, Truro.

Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Shetland.

Brecon, Cardiff, 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 late March (dates will vary by region). You will then be expected to come to Takeover Manager Induction training in Oxford, 18-19th April, followed by Oxjam Takeover Conference in 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.