Trustee opportunity

We are recruiting to our board of trustees to replace long-standing trustees who are standing down in Summer 2022. We are also keen to build a board that reflects the diversity and expertise of the great communities that we work with.


About STAA 

We are a small charity working with the local community on St Ann’s Allotments.  

St Ann’s allotments is home to over 500 gardeners and several community gardens. STAA manages 30+ plots onsite and delivers a wide range of projects that provide access to this amazing green space. We provide opportunities for people to; 

  • Learn about conservation, nature, gardening, and heritage 
  • Build skills and confidence in a safe and beautiful environment 
  • Enjoy the outdoors in a unique urban setting

We also work with other community organisations to distribute the produce that we grow on site. You can find detailed information about our projects on our website:

What we’re looking for 

We are passionate about the value that these gardens add to our local community. We are keen to hear from people from a variety of backgrounds but would be particularly interested in candidates with experience in community development. 

We welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds. Whether you are an experienced Trustee or want to take your first step at Board level, we would love to hear from you.


The role 

The role of the trustee is a rewarding one.  

The Board of Trustees sets the overall strategic direction for the charity and provides scrutiny of our organisation’s processes and decisions. We work closely with our CEO and staff team to decide on our priorities and how we should achieve them. Our trustees are key to ensuring we continue to remain a viable organisation and stay on track to deliver our charitable objectives. 

The board meets on the third Monday of each month in the evening. 


To apply 

If you are passionate about the value of green space in our community and are up for the challenge, please contact Holly in the first instance for an information pack and to arrange an informal discussion, by emailing


Closing date for Applications: Thursday 19th May 2022 at 12 noon

Volunteering Opportunities

We’re always happy to welcome new volunteers at STAA.

Current volunteer opportunities include:


  • Practical gardening with ‘Growing to Grow’ and the Heritage Display Garden

  • Practical wildlife conservation on the Urban Nature plots

  • Join our Community Harvest project, growing food for the local community

  • Lead and support our programme of Heritage tours and talks

  • Independent opportunities such as fundraising, administration, research and more.