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OUR TEAM

The Market Place is staffed by a committed and highly motivated group of people, both paid and voluntary. The staff team is made up of workers with a range of personal and professional experience – this includes qualified Youth Workers and Counsellors as well as those in training gaining experience in research and mental health work.

The staff work in different partnerships, forums and task groups alongside other organisations and agencies across the city. Developing strategies to support young people’s needs and ensuring young people are on the agenda and that they are being supported in appropriate ways.

 

Chief Executive

I started working for The Market Place as Chief Executive in January 2015 after working for 8 years for a National Children’s Charity managing child sexual exploitation and missing from home projects across West and North Yorkshire.

All of my working history is within the Voluntary Sector and predominately with services supporting young people, where I’ve worked as a front line practitioner, manager and most recently as Chief Executive. I am a qualified and registered social worker and an experienced practice educator and trainer. I am passionate about ensuring the voices of young people are heard and inform all areas of service offer and delivery.

As Chief Executive I have responsibility for ensuring that the service is a safe and accessible place for young people and that it continues to receive funding to ensure that it can continue to offer the range of services it does to support the young people from Leeds.

The Market Place is a key service in Leeds and supports over 1000 young people every year. I feel very privileged to work as part of such an experienced and committed team and to come into contact with some amazing and resilient young people.

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Emma
HOLMES

Chief Executive and Company Secretary

Board of Directors

The Market Place has a board of directors who have overall responsibility for the governance of the organisation including its finances, assets and legal matters. Day to day responsibility for the organisation has been delegated to the chief executive and her management team. The Market Place is a registered charity and the directors are also all trustees of the charity. They meet every 6 weeks and are made up of people with a variety of expertise and experience related to managing an organisation.

Leslie Hastings Chair of the Board

Lesley
HASTINGS

Chair
Jen Garrick Vice-Chair of the Board

Jen
GARRICK

Vice-Chair
Treasurer of The Market Place board of directors

Robert
CAVE

Treasurer
Jane Slack Clerk to the Board

Jane
SLACK

Clerk to the Board of Directors
Trustee

Alison
DAVIES

Trustee

Caroline
HOLROYD

Trustee

Ann
NICHOLL

Charlie Stanley Trustee

Charlie
STANLEY

Gill Wetherill Trustee

Gill
WETHERILL

Counselling Team

Counselling provides a private and confidential space to talk about anything that is bothering or upsetting you, with someone who will listen and respect you, and who will not judge you. Counselling offers the time and space to explore all sorts things, such as relationships, events in your life or to help you to be happy with your life and who you are. 

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ISOBEL

Counselling Manager/Counselling Co-ordinator
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VICKY

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ALEX

Counsellor
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BRIAN

Counsellor
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CLAIRE

Counsellor
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COLIN

Counsellor
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DAWN

Counsellor
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DAWN

Counsellor
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DOMINIQUE

Counsellor
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FLORENCE

Counsellor
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JO

Counsellor
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LISA

Counsellor
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MADDI

Counsellor
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MATT

Counsellor
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MIKE

Counsellor
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PHILIPPA

Counsellor
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ZOE

Counsellor
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HELEN

Volunteer Counsellor
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ROS

Volunteer Counsellor
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ANNA

Trainee Counsellor
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CHERISE

Trainee Counsellor
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JO

Trainee Counsellor
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KELLY

Trainee Counsellor
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MAETA

Trainee Counsellor

Youth Work Team

At The Market Place youth workers offer support through the Drop-In service, My Plan and Group work sessions. We offer a safe space to talk about anything going on for you and help you have voice and influence over things that happen in your life and the world around you. All youth work services at the market place are free and confidential.

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RUTH

Youth Work Manager
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HANNAH

Youth Work Co-ordinator
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CARLEY

THRU Project Co-ordinator
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ANDREW

Youth Worker
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DEMMI

Youth Worker
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MANDY

Youth Worker
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AMANDA

Volunteer Youth Worker
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GILL

Volunteer Youth Worker
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NAOISE

Volunteer Youth Worker
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REKHA

Volunteer Youth Worker
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SASKIA

Volunteer Youth Worker

Support Team

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ANNA

Receptionist and Admin
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CATH

Admin and Finance
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MADDI

Admin and Website
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PAUL

Building Caretaker