The Oxjam Takeover


Oxjam Takeovers are amazing multi-venue extravaganzas that literally take over a town or city for the night, showcasing local emerging talent and raising lots of money for Oxfam.

Since 2009 these awesome writsband-access-all-areas gigs have entertained punters all the way from Shetland to Torquay, and you can be part of it all! We have over 50 Takeovers taking over towns and cities all over the UK, and our wonderful Takeover Managers are looking for a talented team of volunteers to help them put on an epic night of music!

Join a Takeover team


It takes a whole team to create an Oxjam Takeover. We're now on the hunt for Fundraising Coordinators, Marketing Coordinators, Production Coordinators, Volunteer Coordinators and a multitude of other helpers.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of something really exciting. It'll give you well respected live events experience and the opportunity to learn new skills, as well as being loads of fun!

Want to join a Takeover team? Contact your nearest Takeover manager

Key Roles

Fundraising coordinators are responsible for delivering the team's fundraising objective.  They design and implement a fundraising strategy to generate funds to cover team/event costs and to generate funds to cover team/event costs and to generate at least £1000 to donate to Oxfam pre-October.  This will include at least 3 fundraising events between June-September.

Volunteer coordinators will design and implement recruitment strategies to get volunteers involved in the right numbers at the right time.  They will identify where volunteers will be needed - fundraising events, promotions and event production will all rely on a lot of people power.

Marketing coordinators design and implement a strategy for promoting the Takeover event.  They work alongside the Fundraising Coordinators to coordinate and deliver a marketing plan for summer fundraising activities.  They will work with local media to promote the Takeover, and other Oxjam activity in the region.

Production coordinators have responsibility for the logistics of the Takeover event.  They will be in charge of booking venues and artists.  They will recruit and manage coordinators for each venue, who then manage artists, coordinate technical specifications, and stage-manage the venue on the day.

Contact details for Takeover Managers

Name Town/City Oxjam Email 
Kerry Brown Aldershot
Chris Bibby Bath
Rhiannon Shades Bedford 
Heather Greenan Beeston
Rebecca Barber Birmingham
Gemma Varnfield Bournemouth
Caroline Waters Brighton
Chloe Staines  Bristol  
James Greveson Hickie Brixton
Leanne Evans & Lisa-Marie Cahill Cambridge
Danusia Kuczys Cardiff
Mariella Scott Carmarthen
David Weir Chester
Brendan Rogers Clapham
Ewan Newbigging-Lister Dalston
Chris Jenkins Darlington
Lindsey McGhie Edinburgh
Steve Byam  Exeter  
Leeanne Boulton Glasgow
Luke Mose Guildford
Barry Causton Islington
Megan White Kingston
Sam Dowding  Leamington Spa  
Wilbur Jarvis Leeds
Elisabeth Barker-Carley Leicester
Dannique Simone Blake Lewisham
Jessica Levitt Lincoln
David Lally Liverpool
Russell Hope Macclesfield
Lisa Murgatroyd Manchester
Oliver Hill Mansfield
Jessica Biggs     Melton Mowbray
Emily Delchar New Cross
Stephen Ferrell Newcastle
Gail Landore  Newquay
Alison Frank Northampton
Saba Kiani Oxford
Lorna Young Peckham
Ben Laverick Plymouth
Nigel Milson-Crane  Reading
Alex Burgoyne & Toby Hickman Sheffield
Brighid Carey Shrewsbury
Emma Erwin Stirling
Bruce Mattock Teignmouth
Natalya Williams Witney
Debbie Hill Wolverhampton 
Emily Segaran York  

Takeover facts...

Hundreds of Takeovers

Since 2009 there have been 241 Takeover events, organised by over 700 volunteers.

Hundreds of Thousands Raised

So far Takeovers have raised over £900,000 to fight poverty around the world.