Welcome to Team Purple!
As a value-led organisation we take great care to recruit staff and Trustees who share our outlook and vision.
Our office team are passionate and dedicated, and believe wholeheartedly in the impact of Purple Patch. They have vast experience, aren’t afraid of a bit of hard work, and pull together to keep everything running smoothly while maintaining the highest standards at all times.
Our delivery team are the people who are out and about delivering sessions across the region. Our Programme Leaders oversee workshops, deliver sessions and undertake monitoring of learner progression. Our Programme Artists deliver fabulous creative sessions as part of the day, and our Programme Supports are the friendly faces welcoming people and making sure talents are nurtured and achievements noted.
Our Board of Trustees are a fabulous group of people who help to keep us on the straight and narrow! They work closely with the CEO on business planning, financial management, Health and Safety and everything in between, and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience that’s invaluable to the company.
Meet the office team
Bronia supports all of the staff and participants on our Lifelong Learning Programmes.
Dawn supports the team with all things financial.
Fran leads the fabulous team at Purple Patch and oversees the running and development of the Company.
Hannah works to plan and deliver creative education activity across Purple Patch’s funded projects.
Jessica works with Bronia to support our Lifelong Learning Programmes.
Megan manages outreach, marketing and communications across the organisation.
Melanie works supporting Fran behind the scenes in the office.
Melissa is writing a PhD about the impact of Purple Patch Arts
Róisín works to support the planning and delivery of our ‘Move on Up’ project.
Meet the delivery team
Meet the board
Andy has been the Chief Executive of the Youth Association since 1999.
Alison is a recently retired lawyer, having practiced for over 40 years.
Carley works at the University of Leeds as an inclusive research assistant.
Jez is the Development Worker for Learning Disability at Volition, part of Forum Central.