We are a vibrant community market with a strong local and ecological producer ethos, that has flourished for nearly 15 years in East Oxford, with hundreds of customers and regular stall holders each week. We are looking for a community-minded individual to volunteer as Society Secretary. This is an essential role for the well-being of the market, ensuring good governance of the market which is constituted as a Community Benefit Society, with membership open to stall holders, customers and volunteers.

We are looking for the right person to support the outgoing secretary with the legal and governance aspects of the role, but does not need to have a legal or financial background. They will work with other members of the market's volunteer team, including the Chair, the Treasurer and other directors.

Support is needed for typically the equivalent of a day's work each month, although this is not spread evenly over the year, with more work from March/April to July.

This is a great opportunity for anybody who wants to support their local community and build their volunteer portfolio.

You can read the task description online.

Please get in touch with a short covering letter by end of February, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have queries.

East Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market Ltd

A Society for the Benefit of the Community, Reg. No. 32065 R

Notice and agenda for the 2019 Annual & Special Members’ Meetings

Monday 18 May 2020, 7.30 – 9.00 pm


Note: Please type your name into the Zoom chat so we can check your market membership! Link will be emailed to all current members.

Anyone attending who is not a member but would like to be a member may join before the start of the meeting. Membership is a one-off £5 single share, with annual renewals of currently also £5. Our membership and financial year runs from 1 January to 31 December. Just please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are always looking for people to help with the market! If you're interested in getting more involved either on a regular or occasional basis we'd love to hear from you.

Please check out our profile on Do-it or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more.

If you're interested in taking a stall at the market please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll send you an information pack.

The East Oxford Farmers' and Community Market is a Community Benefit Society, which is a type of 'Registered Society' (a co-op would be the other type), registered with the Financial Conduct Authority. This kind of society exists in order to carry on business for the benefit of the community, whether that community are members or not, and not for anyone's private benefit. Profits go towards this aim.

The rules of the society can be found here.

Anyone over the age of 16 can join our co-operative as long as they agree with our Market Manifesto and are either a "Resident" or have a significant involvement in the market, for example as a volunteer, stall holder or staff member ("Non-Resident" member). The residential area is defined as a 2km radius from OX4 1JP, but excluding those areas to the west of the River Cherwell and to the west of where the River Cherwell meets the River Thames.