About OCVA

Enabling a diverse voluntary and community sector to flourish in Oxfordshire. We do this by providing advice, information and training, acting as advocates and representatives, and building partnerships.

We provide an accredited volunteer centre, group development, contract opportunities, networks, forums, core training and sector events. We give leadership, advice to funding providers with an interest in Oxfordshire and more.

Our values 

As an organisation and as individuals we value:

Equality
We will work within an equal opportunities policy which is regularly reviewed. We will respect the rights, views and needs of others.

Professionalism
We will be effective and reliable in our service delivery, partnership working, and relationships with funders.

Empowerment
We will enable others to take responsibility for identifying and achieving their own objectives. We will support the take up of our services by individuals and groups from a diverse range of backgrounds, including the most disadvantaged.

Flexibility
We will respond to a constantly changing environment with energy and creativity, in order to influence the future of our sector.

Collaboration
We encourage working together to build strength and sustainability in the sector.

Our office team 

For General Enquiries, please email admin@ocva.org.uk

Laura Website

Chief Executive Officer
Laura Price

Tariq website

Volunteer Coordinator
Tariq Khandoker

Angela website

Business Development Officer
Angela Cristofoli

John website

Development of Groups
John Hayes

Administrator
Caroline Marques

Our trustees

Chair of Trustees
David Agnew

Trustee
Paula Coutts

Trustee
John McLaughlin

Trustee
Chinta Kallie

Trustee
Tanyah Hammed

Trustee
Robert Buckledee

President

Tim Stevenson, OBE

Appointed 1 September 2008. He has an MA in Jurisprudence from Worcester College Oxford. He was called to the Bar in 1971 and is a member of the Inner Temple. He received the OBE in 2004. Chief Executive of Castrol International 1993-1998; Chief Executive of Burmah Castrol PLC 1998-2000. Chairman of Travis Perkins PLC from 2001-2010 and Chairman of Morgan Crucible PLC 2006-2012. He is currently Chairman of Johnson Matthey PLC. Chair of Governors of Oxford Brookes University 2004-2008. Member of Council at Modern Art Oxford 1998-2004. Interests: hill walking, music and reading.

Vice-President

Timothy Hallchurch MBE

Timothy Hallchurch was trained at Sandhurst and served for many years in the Army in Royal Signals and served Aden, Cyprus, Libya, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Northern Ireland, Germany, Jordan, the Maldives and organised and ran long range communications during the Falklands conflict. He later worked in the defence industry and commanded the Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars as a TA officer and was also Military Liaison Officer for Oxfordshire as an acting Lieutenant Colonel. He is also a Cherwell District Councillor and was Chairman of Cherwell District Council for the year 2011-12.

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