Who We Are


Supporting young people to be the best they can be

With a history spanning over 70 years, Oxfordshire Youth is the leading youth organisation for the youth sector in Oxfordshire.

Young people need access to safe spaces and trusting relationships, where they can be themselves, make friends, develop new skills and make positive changes to their lives and their communities.

Throughout history, youth organisations have provided vital opportunities for young people to express themselves freely, build confidence, strengthen their talents, develop new skills and raise aspirations.

Our vision is for all young people to be empowered, feel respected and know that they are valued. We achieve this with, and through our local network of youth sector organisations, brought together through our merger with Oxfordshire Children’s Voluntary Youth Service (OCVYS), together reaching over 26,000 young people.

We believe that informal education, youth work & non-formal learning is essential to improving young people’s quality of life.

Young people are at the heart of what we do. Our Youth Committee VOICE, a network of young people from our member organisations, informs and guides our work.

We are committed to helping Young people fulfil their potential and provide a youth leadership programme.





school staff complete mental health training since February 2018

young people on our youth committee Voice



with members 2017-18

Jointly provided 700 opportunities for young people to gain new skills and experiences through our activity programme

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In 1947, our predecessor organisation Oxfordshire Associations of Boys Clubs was founded to support voluntary led youth clubs across the county who supported boys. How times have changed. Today, we still support those voluntary led youth clubs and in addition, we support a whole youth sector of organisations, that support young people from all walks of life, all genders, faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds.

We are committed to work collaboratively to build a resilient sector that responds to the needs of all young people.


set up as Oxfordshire Association for Boys Clubs to support clubs working with young men.


Sport-based provision.

  • Charity cricket.
  • Ran the residential part of Duke of Edinburgh Award.

12 members which were mainly city based Boxing Clubs.

  • Youth activities for youth clubs.
  • Period of change and consolidation.
  • Re-brand to Oxfordshire Association for Young People (OAYP)
    40 youth clubs
  • Holiday roadshows – providing a full programme of activities throughout the summer holidays.
  • Began the provision of mobile services;
    • The Van Project, taking information out to young people in the community. The mobile youth club supported the opening of 15 new youth clubs.
    • The A Team took activities to youth clubs and ran activities out of a van.
  • Training for sports leaders.
  • 110 members
  • Project Infozone; working in partnership with Oxfordshire Count Council (OCC) to provide support for young people in schools and youth clubs providing information on a range of topics.
  • Motivate young men project
  • Motivate Young Women
  • Sexual Health Project
  • 2013 re branded to Oxfordshire Youth
  • National Citizen Service (NCS)
  • Voice Youth Committee
  • Young Leaders Programme
  • Takeover of Oxfordshire Children and Voluntary Youth Services (OCVYS) to expand OY’s offer of sector support to anyone working with children and young people


Jodie Lloyd-Jones

Jodie Lloyd Jones


I am responsible for the day to day running of Oxfordshire Youth. I am passionate and motivated about making a difference. My role enables me to work with strategic decision makers and organisations on the ground to ensure that collectively, we create a positive environment where young people can thrive.

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Lorna O'Connor

Lorna O'Connor

Senior Office Administrator

I joined Oxfordshire Youth in April 2016 as office administrator. My key responsibilities are around HR, finance and general support to the CEO.

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Elizabeth Greenlaw

Elizabeth Greenlaw

DBS Administrator

My role with Oxfordshire Youth is to manage the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and application process for Oxfordshire Youth’s member organisations and the wider community. When I am not busy checking forms, I may be found at Sobell House on the ward desk or helping run local choirs.

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Hayley Reynolds

Hayley Reynolds

Training Coordinator

My role with Oxfordshire Youth sees me creating and supporting a pool of trainers and coordinating Mental Health Awareness training across the county as well as coordinating the Young Leaders programme for Oxfordshire Youth. I have previously worked in Oxfordshire in a wide variety of learning disability services and health organisations.

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Magda Charlton

Magda Charlton

Business Development Manager

I am responsible for the day-to-day management and development of The Young Leaders Programme. My aim is to enable all young people to take part in this fantastic opportunity and make a positive change. I have previously worked in youth development provision and I have a background in clinical psychology.

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David Cruchley

David Cruchley

Partnerships Manager

My role is to try and get to know as many of the members as I can and help find ways for them to become sustainable. I also try to help groups that are looking to set something up, or that are struggling with one thing or another. I am really excited about the potential for peer-to-peer support through our networking programmes in 2018-19.

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Becky Critchley

Becky Critchley

Youth Leadership and Participation Officer

I am the Youth Participation and Leadership Officer for Oxfordshire Youth as part of the membership team. I am the face of direct delivery with young people that are part of our membership organisations. I have been a youth worker for the last four years where I have worked with young people in disadvantaged areas within Oxford City. When I'm not at work, I really enjoy spending time with family and friends.

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Sophia Klose

Sophia Klose

Marketing Manager

I am the Marketing Manager for Oxfordshire Youth looking after the organisation's website, social media channels and press relationships. I previously worked in the arts and cultural sector and I enjoyed studying Drama, Applied Theatre & Education at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in London.

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Laura Sewell

Events Producer

I organise two exciting events for Oxfordshire Youth. Youth in Mind Conference and the Oxfordshire Youth Awards. My aim is to bring together the full spectrum of the youth sector to support young people's mental health and celebrate the outstanding and unique contributions that they make to our community. For the Youth awards I am privileged to be assisted by a Youth Committee of enthusiastic and talented young people who help to make the event current, relevant and extra spectacular. .

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Oxfordshire Youth has strong relationships with a wide network of local partners, including our members, supporters and a large range of public and voluntary youth sector organisations. See below for a taste of the wide range of partners and supporters.


We’re governed by our Constitution.

Our registered office address is: First Floor, Bury Knowle Coach House, North Place, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9HY


Tim Stevenson OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Sir Charles Ponsonby Bt, Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire


Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill


Mr Malcolm Cochrane; Mr Richard Dick; Mr Dave Hutchinson; Mr Jim Duthie; Mr Andrew Feilden; Col Tom Hall; Brigadier Nigel Mogg; Mr Miles Tuely; The Chairman of Oxfordshire County Council; The Lord Mayor of Oxford; The Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University; The Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University; The Rt Revd Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester – Diocese of Oxford


Chair: Carl Anglim. Deputy Chair: Fiona Clarke. Michael Watkinson MBE, Margie Jarvis, Richard Venables, Susan Jackson, Darius Smith, Lavinia Abell.

Find out more about our Trustees & Governance


VOICE a network of young people, aged 13-18, from our member organisations across the county. They represent the voice of young people to support Oxfordshire Youth to understand and meet the needs of young people and the organisations they work with.

Meet our VOICE members and hear from our Chair Maya