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Adam, former Head of Youth Strategy and Engagement at Manchester City Council, was appointed CEO of HideOut Youth Zone in January 2019. He has over 20 years of experience in leading and managing youth projects and has a keen interest in bringing communities together in support of young pdeople.
Director of Operations
Stacey started at HideOut in June 2023 as our new Director of Operations. Stacey takes on the day-to-day leadership of all operations including the strategic responsibility of youth work delivery, admin and finance, catering and building/facilities.
Director of Fundraising and Communications
Patti started at HideOut Youth Zone in April 2023, and is responsible for all communications and fundraising activity. Patti has a lot of experience in this area after working at Salford University for over a decade. This wealth of experience will be vital in the new Salford Youth Zone project, in which Patti will oversee both sites.
Head of Youth Work & Partnership
Joe has worked in youth work for over 25 years across the city-region and has vast experience in project planning, dedicated outreach and hands on youth work. Joe will heading the move over to Salford once the project begins.
Business Administration Manager
Lynne has over 15 years’ experience working with charities, including Bolton Lads & Girls Club and other young person focused charities. Lynne started out as a fundraiser in her previous jobs, but manages HideOut’s HR, Finance, Operations and Reception team.
Deputy Head of Youth Work & Partnerships
Kerin began her OnSide journey working as a youth worker at Wigan Youth Zone, before moving to Bolton Lads & Girls Club as their Creative Arts Coordinator. For the last 2 years, Kerin has led HideOut’s Senior Club as our Senior Club Coordinator, before being promoted to her current role in December 2022.
Kelly previously worked in a hospice charity before moving to HideOut. In her current role, Kelly oversees the relationships with HideOut’s Patrons and supporters.
Grants & Trusts Manager
Martin is an experienced bid writer and has experience working for national charities such as BBC Children in Need. Martin is responsible for ensuring income through major grants and trust donations.
Fee began her Comms career working for Greater Manchester Combined Authority, where she supported the Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority. Fee is responsible for the development, promotion and guardianship of the HideOut brand.
Digital Communications Assistant
Amy joined HideOut in 2021 as a Digital Communications Apprentice through The Juice Academy. Since then Amy has developed her skills and confidence, and has since been promoted and offered a full-time contract as our Digital Communications Assistant.
Deputy Youth Club Coordinator
Taylor previously worked at HideOut as a sessional youth worker, whilst also working in PRUs and SEN educational organisations. Taylor was promoted to Deputy Youth Club Coordinator in October 2022 and now leads on Youth Voice at HideOut.
Sam previously worked at HideOut as a sessional youth worker and was promoted to Inclusion Coordinator in February 2023. Sam champions inclusion and ensures all young people know there is a safe space for them at HideOut.
Zoe manages all sporting activity in HideOut. Zoe is keen to promote the different kind of sports, ensuring all activity is inclusive and accessible.
Sports Coordinator (Maternity Cover)
Trei previously worked at HideOut as a sessional youth worker. Trei was promoted to Sports Coordinator in September 2023, covering Zoe whilst she is on maternity leave.
Creative Arts Coordinator – Music & Multi-Media
Eva has worked as a sessional youth worker since HideOut opened in 2020. She is a local music artist. Eva was recently promoted to Creative Arts Coordinator and is responsible for Music and Multi-Media
Junior Youth Club & Holiday Club Coordinator
Nathan oversees both Junior Club sessions and HideOut’s Holiday Club programme which runs each school Holiday. Nathan joined HideOut in 2020 but has worked in other Youth Zones across the OnSide network.
Creative Arts Coordinator – Art & Performing Arts
Kiran has a background in performing arts and attained a degree at Manchester University. Before being promoted to Creative Arts Coordinator, responsible for Arts and Performing Arts, Kiran had lots of different skills and was part of both the sports and inclusion team
Donna manages Queen Bee’s café – the café situated in HideOut. Donna ensures all young people have access to a healthy and affordable meal. In 2021, Donna achieved a 5* hygiene rating for HideOut!
Senior Finance & Admin Assistant
Sophie has worked at HideOut since it opened in 2020. Sophie started at HideOut in the Reception team managing memberships and the front desk. However, she now works in the main office managing all aspects of finance and HR.