Job Vacancies


The work done by BYHP is vitally important in the Banbury area and, to support a tremendous team of staff and volunteers, we also have a Board of Trustees who are always looking for new people to join them.

The Board is currently made up of 6 Trustees and would welcome applications from anyone who feels that they could offer some time and experience to strengthen the skill base. Meetings are once a month and deal with overseeing the management, finance and governance of the Charity. Please contact Tricia Foley in the first instance who will then pass on your details to the Board.

While one of these skills is not essential, they would be beneficial:

  • Legal advice
  • Expertise working with young people, ideally with an Oxfordshire focus
  • Advice work
  • HR
  • Marketing
  • Young people who have formerly used the service
  • Social enterprise

Previous experience is not necessary.

Volunteer Catering Assistant

An exciting volunteering opportunity has arisen at BYHP’s on a Roll. The project has been set up in order for young people to undertake work experience to advance their future career prospects. Do you have any hours to spare? We would like to extend the opening hours of BYHPS On a Roll, in Church Lane, to Saturdays. Our paid staff can do some of it but they need some support. If you think you could offer a few hours on a Saturday once a month, please email Tricia or contact her on 01295 259442 or call in to BYHPS On a Roll, Church Lane, Banbury, to find out more.

The shop is currently open Monday – Friday daily from 11 am – 2.30 pm.

The role includes:

  • Meeting and greeting customers
  • Cashiering
  • Helping around the kitchen, washing up, loading and unloading the dishwasher, general tidying and food preparation

If you are looking to:

  • Return to a work place environment
  • Would like to work with young people
  • Be part of a new vibrant training scheme

Then this is the role for you.

Seeking An Outstanding Public Artist

We are seeking an outstanding public artist to work with local young people (aged 16-25) on an artistic response commission as part of Stowe House’s exciting new project, Enlightenment for All.

Stowe is one of the most beautiful examples of an 18th century estate in Europe. Enlightenment for All is a project by Stowe House that will connect a wider range of people to the House in imaginative and creative ways. One way that we will achieve this is through a series of creative projects for local schools and community groups that will become part of the decoration of, and visitors’ activities at, Stowe House.

This commission fits into the overall Enlightenment for All Project as one of the largest co-created projects. Its outcome will be to create a series of 5 artistic installations for display in Stowe House, in collaboration with up to 25 young people from a local charity (already selected). This will be achieved through site visits to Stowe House as well as artist-led workshops at the charities premises in Banbury. We expect the young people to design and create the pieces during these workshops by working in collaboration with the artist. The 5 artistic responses shall form a series of installations that are thematically linked, and reflect the stories of Stowe through the perspective of the young people. These installations will form an interpretive trail during the summer season, 2015. We welcome submissions from any artform which may offer a fresh insight into how the public perceive and connect with heritage.

Artist specification: skills and experience required

  • Experience of producing high quality art for public spaces in collaboration with young people.
  • ? Willingness to work within the historic environment
  • ? Able to use Stowe’s heritage to inspire creative response in others
  • ? Understanding of working in partnerships with charities
  • ? Understanding of delivering outcomes for different stakeholders
  • Holds adequate Public Liability insurance
  • Willing to undergo DBS check

There is an artist’s fee of £250 per day, expecting that the artist works a minimum of 16 days. There is a separate budget for materials. We welcome applicants to offer an estimate materials budget for a project of this size.


We expect the project will run over several months, with the artistic workshops taking place during Spring and Early Summer 2015, followed by installation of the artwork in August 2015. The exact schedule will be agreed on appointment. Please contact Kelly Smith, Community & Learning Officer on for a full brief and details of how to apply.

Deadline for expression of interest: Noon on 10th March, 2015.