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OCRA: Coronavirus – COVID-19 Revised Statement (03 Apr 2020)

In light of the latest Government recommendations we at OCRA would like to publicise the following statements:

The Pavilion Café and sports facilities have been closed temporarily in accordance with government guidance and will reopen when we are advised that we can do so.

Our administration team have been working incredibly hard at home to put the charity in the best place to come out of the other side of this unprecedented situation and be ready to resume the vital services we provide for our community. Continue reading OCRA: Coronavirus – COVID-19 Revised Statement (03 Apr 2020)

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Manager’s Report ’19-’20

Dance festival - managers reportsOver the last 12 months OCRA has changed its back of house functions and personnel.

I have been added to the team and following my appointment and discussions with the Trustees my positon was changed to General Manager.

We are also now recruiting for a new Clerk to the Board and Administrator, so some new faces and impetus will be added to the charity.

Thank you for the kind welcome I have received since my appointment. Continue reading Manager’s Report ’19-’20

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Vacancy: Clerk to the Board

Terms : 4 hours per month
Salary : £9.50
Location : OCRA Pavilion
Closing date for applications : 25.02.2020
Anticipated start date : Immediate

An exciting opportunity to work with OCRA to maintain and develop sporting and recreational opportunities for Okehampton and the surrounding areas.

Accurate minute-taking, knowledge of corporate governance in the charity or business sectors & effective communication skills, are essential.

Hours will average 4 per month covering 4-6 meetings per annum, early evenings.

We will consider applicants who wish to combine this role with our administrator roles.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 26 February

The full job description is available to download here: Clerk to Board of Trustees Job Description

The person specification to accompany the job description can be found here: Person Specification – Clerk to the Board of Trustees (App Info) – Jan 2020

Brief terms of employment for applicants can be found here: OCRA Applicant Terms Overview.docx

To apply (or for more information) please send CV and Covering Letter to

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OCRA Empowering 18-24 year olds with Confidence and Motivation Workshops

Empowering Enterprise 18-24Okehampton Community and Recreation Association (OCRA) have partnered with South Devon based company I Can Do That to provide a series of confidence and motivation workshops for those who are 18-24 years old and not in employment. The delivery will take place at OCRA’s Pavilion in the Park, with Simmons Park as the backdrop it will be promoting mental health as a fundamental part for those accessing it. Continue reading OCRA Empowering 18-24 year olds with Confidence and Motivation Workshops

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OCRA Charity Fun Run and Festive Market

Festive Fun Run and Christmas MarketSunday December 15th saw more than 50 jolly joggers of all ages take part in Okehampton Community and Recreation Association’s (OCRA) Festive 5k Fun Run. The event, in aid of OCRA, saw runners and walkers decked out in festive dress take on the two lap course around Simmons Park and Okehampton College’s grounds. Continue reading OCRA Charity Fun Run and Festive Market