Our People

Soft Touch Arts Ltd is a not for profit company with a co-operative structure. Our company registration number is 2063893 and we are also VAT-registered (registration number 748 1051 40). Together our staff and board form a dedicated and highly skilled team. Our pooled experience enables us to support and involve people with different needs to get the most out of our creative projects.

We also employ a number of sessional and freelance staff who bring specialist arts and music skills and support our projects with extra capacity. We provide a number of opportunities for student placements and school work experience placements. We also have volunteers that help with specific projects, and we support young people to move from being project participants to taking on peer mentor and volunteer roles as they develop skills and confidence.

I’ve been with Soft Touch 1986, and am one of the founder members.

I am a founding member of Soft Touch – it has been my work for 30 years and is my life vocation.

I’ve been with Soft Touch for 20 years and I am currently responsible for strategic planning and strategic company development.

I joined Soft Touch in 2000 and have been a Director for 11 years.

I’ve been with Soft Touch for 12 years and became a Director 3 years ago.

I joined Soft Touch in January 2015 on a year long apprenticeship in social media and my contract got extended for another year.

I have been working for Soft Touch for 3 years on a permanent basis, and worked as a sessional worker before that.

I’ve worked full-time for Soft Touch Arts for 13 years, but have worked sessionally with them since 1987. As an Arts Worker I deliver face-to-face projects using a range of visual art forms

I began working with Soft Touch as a freelance Photoshop and web design worker in 1999 and became a part-time member of staff in 2007 sharing my work time with my web design business.

I have worked has worked for Soft Touch since 2002 in a variety of roles such as running the Creative Mentor programme and as project worker for our Big-Up New Parks Lottery-funded programme.

I've been with Soft Touch as a Project Administrator since October 2013.

I have been with Soft Touch as a sessional worker for 3-4 years now. I am a full time musician, producer, promoter, radio presenter and sound/sonic artist/singer..

I joined Soft Touch in 2015 as a Group Sessional Worker.

I started working for Soft Touch in 2013 as a part-time P.A. for the Directors.

I’ve been Treasurer on the Management Board of Soft Touch for 5 years.

I moved to Leicester to study in 1983 and quickly made friends with the people who were just setting up Soft Touch.

I’ve been a member of the Soft Touch management board for 17 years. I currently chair the board and work closely with the directors on strategic direction and management.

Soft Touch inspired me to follow a career in art. It's fantastic to share that feeling with the young people that I work with and build their confidence the same way mine was built.

I joined the Board as a Trustee in 2014 and
I'm honoured to be part of such a great charity.