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Staff vacancies

We don’t currently have any vacancies in our small team. However, if you think you have something to offer, we are looking for volunteers for various functions – please see below.

Volunteering

Our work would not be possible without the support of our wonderful, dedicated volunteers.

We are currently recruiting for a Finance Trustee. Please see the information and job description below.

OCF Finance Trustee

OCF is now looking for a trustee who, in addition to being a member of the Board, would also sit on the Finance, Investment & Risk Management Committee (FinComm). The Board of Trustees meets six times each year and the FinComm typically meets monthly. The candidate should have a rounded background in finance, whether in practice or in the financial sector, either in investment banking or fund management, or more broadly from roles within business. Ideally, he/she will be familiar with the overall scope and capabilities of the Sage accounting package and Excel workbooks. The candidate would work closely with the Chair of FinComm in overseeing the full range of responsibilities delegated to that committee. Download full job description

Other volunteer roles with OCF

Volunteers also help us in the following capacities:

  • Grants panellists
    Our grants are awarded by panels of independent, experienced volunteers. We are currently looking for people specialised in housing and homelessness, children and families or loneliness and isolation to join our panels.
  • Grant assessors
    Our independent assessors measure grant applications according to standard criteria, and where necessary will visit a project before a grant is awarded, feeding information to our grants panels. We are currently looking for more assessors to help us with this work.
  • Project managers
    Our Step Change Fund needs project managers to mentor gifted charity leaders through significant infrastructure projects that will strengthen the community sector. We are looking for senior businesspeople with experience of managing strategic change to take on these voluntary roles.
  • Special projects
    We regularly carry out projects such as sector research, or evaluation of our own processes and impact. Volunteers are often instrumental in helping us carry out these projects. For example, each year we work with a team of volunteers from Oxford University’s Student Consultancy, who have helped us publish several research projects.
  • Sub-committee members
    Our sub-committees include finance, community impact, and philanthropy and marketing panels, as well as a committee for our Reciprocate responsible business group. We would be interested to hear from people with these specialisms.

If you think you may have something to contribute, please do contact us.

  • “I really must thank the team for helping me during the application process and for having such faith in our work.”

    Kay Alty of New Yatt Riding for the Disabled Association, giving a treat to a fleabitten grey horse
    Kay Alty
    New Yatt Riding for the Disabled
  • “We like to find strategic solutions, not provide sticking plasters.”

    Jayne Woodley, CEO of Oxfordshire Community Foundation
    Jayne Woodley
    CEO, Oxfordshire Community Foundation
  • “It is so uplifting to meet so many people blessed with generous hearts and a deep sense of community.”

    Ali Mosawi, one of OCF's donors
    Ali Mosawi
    Donor
  • “It’s so good to think about the bigger picture aside from the week working at the coalface. It keeps me focused about what messages we needed to get across about ourselves as a charity.”

    Alice Walters, Strategic Development Manager at Thrive.org.uk
    Alice Walters
    Strategic Development Manager, Thrive
  • “I really appreciate your work on what for my parents is such an important project. I am glad that the fund has been developing so positively and swiftly.”

    David Evans, fundholder of the Maggie Evans Fund
    David Evans
    Maggie Evans Fund
  • “The huge satisfaction to be gained from spending one’s time in giving in your later years far outweighs any pleasures that you can possibly gain on the golf course, on the beach or on the back of the yacht in the Mediterranean sipping martinis.”

    Michael Oglesby, a UK businessman and philanthropist
    Mike Oglesby
    Coutts Million Pound Donor Report
  • “I like to have something worthwhile to get up for each morning… I find that the larger and more strategic the gift, the more pleasure I get out of it.”

    Dame Stephanie Shirley, a British businesswoman and philanthropist
    Dame Stephanie Shirley
    Coutts Million Pound Donor Report
  • “I can’t get over it; I’m still shaking when I talk about it. It’s just incredible… I feel a bit guilty about getting so much pleasure out of giving!”

    Terry Bramall, a UK businessman and philanthropist
    Terry Bramall
    Coutts Million Pound Donor Report
  • “Generosity is the best investment.”

    Diane Von Furstenberg, a fashion designer and philanthropist
    Diane von Fürstenberg
    Fashion designer
  • “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

    Warren Buffet, an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist
    Warren Buffet
    Philanthropist
  • “It is more difficult to give money away intelligently than to earn it in the first place.”

    Andrew Carnegie, a 19th century Scottish American industrialist and philanthropist
    Andrew Carnegie
    Philanthropist
  • “The overriding aim of LYP is to bring hope for the future to young people, some of whom have given up on expecting anything positive out of life.”

    Richard Colebrook, founder of the Leys Youth Programme
    Richard Colbrook
    Project Leader, Leys Youth Programme
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Legacy for a Legend

When Paul Thompson died of a sudden cardiac event, his wife and friend created a named fund in his memory that is used to fund life-saving defibrillators.

Royds Withy King

Royds Withy King’s patron fund with OCF helps us deliver a professional, efficient service to our donors and grant recipients, and helps them become more strategic with their charitable giving.

Eve Women’s Wellbeing Project

Funding from OCF has helped Eve support survivors of domestic abuse in overcoming emotional difficulties and move on to more rewarding times in their lives.

Jane Mactaggart

Jane holds her own named fund, to which she makes an annual donation. She works with us to develop a rolling portfolio of charitable giving.