Would you like to be a Trustee at The Place at Platt Lane?

Posted 04 May 2021

The Place at Platt Lane is looking for people to become Trustee Board members. You could help develop the charity to make it a sustainable and diverse place for the people of Fallowfield.

Would you like to join the Board and make a real difference to the local area and the people who live there? Becoming a volunteer Trustee would allow you to get involved and help the charity to continue with their vision to create a vibrant community hub and inclusive local venue for everybody.


What does The Place at Platt Lane do? 

The Place at Platt Lane offers a wide range of opportunities to support learning, skills, employment and wellbeing, as well as providing a library service for local people. 

What do I get out of becoming a Trustee? 

As a board member you'd be making decisions that will impact on people's lives and the community of Fallowfield and the surrounding areas, so this is a fantastic opportunity to join the team and make a positive difference to the local community. But there's also loads in it for you too! From the social aspect to great skills for your CV, becoming a Trustee could be a game-changer for you to:

  • Be part of something worthwhile
  • Gain experience of planning, delivering and helping with events and activities
  • Gain experience of working with the public
  • Get the opportunity to increase your confidence and self-esteem
  • Enhance your communication and personal skills
  • Attend networking opportunities to meet lots of different people
  • Be part of a great team
  • Receive a reference for future employment opportunities

What skills do I need to apply? 

The Place at Platt Lane welcomes everybody. They are currently looking for people with the following skills in particular:

  • Accounting
  • Business planning
  • Networking and influencing
  • Social media and marketing
  • Legal
  • Bid writing and funding procurement
  • Fundraising
  • Community engagement

Is everybody welcome to apply? 

The Place at Platt Lane is committed to being inclusive and welcoming to everyone. As an organisation they are committed to reflecting the diversity of the area. They particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, disabled people, LGBT and non binary candidates, and people who are underrepresented on their Board of Trustees.

What do other Board members think? 

Don't just take it from us, see what a current Trustee has to say about his experience.

“I have been a trustee of The Place at Platt Lane for 7 years. I find it a fascinating and rewarding experience working as part of a team to provide a sustainable future for The Place. It has helped me to broaden my interests and develop new and existing skills.” - Stuart Lynd, Trustee Board Member

I'm interested! What do I need to do next? 

If you're interested in becoming a Trustee, contact Rob Willis, Centre Development & Partnership Manager, for an informal chat and further information before 30 June 2021.