Charity Board Member

Volunteer Position

Donnington Doorstep is a small, but growing voluntary organisation with ambitious plans for future expansion of its services. It is a registered charity.
The Board of Directors of the organisation are also trustees of the charity. To help us grow we need experienced members of the public to join our Board. We are particularly keen to recruit members of the local community in Oxfordshire who have one or more of the following skills:

• Experience of Early Years Development or Youth Work. This may be in Youth Justice, Children & Families Services or Education
• Expertise in Finance and/or Fundraising. This may be in banking, accountancy or pensions.
• Experience of Human Resources and related legislation maybe with some CIPD accreditation

We would especially welcome applications from users or former users of Donnington Doorstep.

Board meetings are held every two months. The Board is responsible for setting the strategy and policies of Donnington Doorstep and guides and supports the Charity Director and her staff.
To find out more about joining the Board, please contact Audrey Irons (Director) by leaving a message on 07901 656686 or emailing audrey.irons@donnington-doorstep.org.uk. Alternatively, you can email John Tanner (Chair): john.tanner@tanox.co.uk or telephone 01865 251441. 


NB This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and is subject to an enhanced DBS Check. Doorstep is entitled to check with the Disclosure and Barring Service for the existence and content of any criminal record held in the applicant’s name. The disclosure of a criminal record or other information will not debar you from appointment or registration unless we consider that the conviction renders you unsuitable.

Background about Donnington Doorstep

Based in East Oxford, Donnington Doorstep provides a safe, welcoming home-from-home environment where children, young people, parents and carers can come freely, play, make friends and get support in an informal way.

Doorstep aims to increase happiness; physical, mental and emotional well-being as well as improving life chances for socially excluded children and young people. We work to develop a strong, safe and integrated community.

Doorstep is a vibrant, dynamic hub – full of colour, noise and laughter. To really get a feel for the place you need to visit. Walk through the doors and you feel a buzz; a great energy that generates ideas and facilitates connections. You’ll quickly understand why so many people want to be a part of it.

The Centre is a very unusual, special place quite unlike anywhere else. We deliver a range of universal services for everyone as well as specialist services that reach and support some of the most vulnerable and isolated children and families in the City.

The charity is highly valued and well-respected by partners and beneficiaries alike with a proven track record of providing effective services for disadvantaged children, young people and families. Doorstep also undertakes multi-agency working with a range of organisations including Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council.

My child needs this place - she is really happy here. Me too.

A parent

What's on this week - 27th May 2024

  • Monday 9.30am - 2.30pm

    Family Drop In //info

  • Tuesday 9.30am - 3.00pm

    Family Drop In //info

  • Tuesday 3.00pm - 5.00pm

    After School Club

  • Wednesday - CLOSED

    No Drop In session today due to volunteer work taking place

  • Wednesday 5.30pm - 7.30pm

    Girls Group (age 9-18)

  • Monday 26th May - BANK HOLIDAY - CLOSED

    CANCELLED - No Family Drop In this Monday

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