The Burton Street Foundation embraces diversity and equal opportunities. We are committed to building a staff team that represents our community; that will bring a wide range of experience, perspectives and skills to the workplace. We feel that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Meet out trustees and view our constitution below

Throughout my adult life I have been actively involved with community enterprises as a volunteer, as an officer and as a consultant.  I have worked with a number of organisations across the North and Midlands, many of which have been Locality members, as is Burton Street.

I am now retired, but maintain a commitment to the development of community and social enterprise, and I am really looking forward to serving as a trustee at Burton Street.

My other interests include walking in the Peak District, quilting, ballroom dancing and spending time with my grandchildren.

I was born and bred in Walkley on 5th June 1937. I am married to Bill and have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. I retired from the Post Office as a counter clerk after 27 years’ service. I have always had a lot of interest in people. I was on the Governors at both Walkley and Myers Grove Schools and can honestly say I enjoyed every minute.

I attend Hampden View Chapel and after 6 years, I think I have some knowledge of what people in this community have an interest in. Being a trustee of the Burton Street Foundation has been a great joy to me, it’s always been there and is a life line to many people of different walks of life.

I started a tea dance for over-50’s many years ago and the group is still going strong. I also started a forum for vulnerable adults at Burton Street, to give them the opportunity to have a say and get feedback from me on meetings I attend.

I feel strongly that Burton Street is an asset for the surrounding area. I have been on the Board for around 13 years and long may it continue.

John is Development Manager at Locality, working with Locality members (such as Burton Street) across the north of England to help them network, plan business activities and acquire investment. Locality is the national network of ambitious and enterprising community-led organisations, with over 100 members in Yorkshire and a long history of working with Burton Street Foundation.

In 2015 John worked with Burton Street Foundation to help access investment from Power to Change for the Bamforth Building redevelopment.

John has been at Locality for 4.5 years. Prior to this, he worked with NAVCA, the national body of voluntary sector infrastructure organisations. Prior to that at SCEDU (formally the City’s community enterprise support body).

He is a committee member, and treasurer of the Sheffield Social Enterprise Network, and lives in Sheffield.

Jane has been a volunteer at Burton Street and a member of FOBS(Friends of Burton Street) volunteering and fundraising group for around 10 years since her retirement from teaching.

Jane taught for 38 years in 3 Secondary schools in Sheffield, teaching P.E., Health and Social Care, being Head of Year and Key Stage Manager.

Jane has been a weekly volunteer in the café and catering departments at Burton Street for around 10 years and became a trustee in 2015.

I have been a Trustee at Burton Street since November 2019 having formerly been employed by the organisation as Minute Taker for the Board of Trustees monthly meeting. I am engaged as Secretary for BSF and am looking to expand that role for the benefit of both the Trustees and the organisation. I am not involved in a voluntary or other capacity with any other company or organisation.

My working life was spent in the law in the private and public sectors and in industry. My last employment was at PM Property Lawyers in Sheffield which was a supervisory role advising on risk and compliance in domestic conveyancing matters.

I am married, live locally and have two daughters and two grandchildren. I attend a local gym. I am a season ticket holder at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. I am a keen reader (mainly biography) and am a fan of the Arts, concerts, theatre, film, exhibitions etc.


Patrick is husband and father of two. His son attends Burton Street, and his daughter is currently studying in Manchester. He has been an academic for 30 years and hopes to be able to help out with grant writing to secure funding for Burton Street. As an academic in engineering, he intends to put his knowledge of energy efficiency to help reduce the bills and carbon footprint of the Burton Street.

In his spare time, he can be found out in the Peak District on a variety of bikes or with his family walking but mainly eating cake.

Vicky works for the University of Sheffield as part of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team.  Prior to this she spent 15 years as a Primary/Early Years teacher.  Vicky joined us in 2023 and is looking forward to being a trustee at Burton Street Foundation. Vicky lives locally with her husband and daughter.  Her current hobbies are sewing, crochet and baking.

Become a trustee

We are always happy to hear from people interested in joining our volunteer board of trustees. If you would like to know more about becoming a trustee, please see the documents below.


Our constitution is a document that legally defines The Burton Street Foundation.

It lays out what it is here to achieve, and how to achieve it. It is our governing document. You can view it or download it below.