Partnership and Community Information

Supporting our local communities is at the heart of everything we do at ATTFE College.

We have a dedicated team of Partnership and Community Leads working with our community partners.

The role of the Partnership and Community Lead Team is to:

  • Identify and create new partnerships within our local community to provide positive and creative opportunities for learning
  • Promote ATTFE College courses and activities within our communities encouraging, supporting and enthusing residents to get involved
  • Support and attend community activities and events
  • Continue to understand our communities, their needs and barriers to learning and how we can better support this
  • To work with local secondary schools to promote our local offer for Post 16 learners

If you would like to find out more or work in partnership with us please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Partnership and Community Lead Team:

Dianne Holmes


Phone: 07922 730321

Partnership and Communities Manager

I have lived in Ashfield for most of my life and have a passion for supporting opportunities for our local community to feel healthier and happier.

Lifelong learning can provide many benefits to individuals including supporting mental wellbeing and feeling more connected to your community.

My role at ATTFE aims to support and create opportunities for positive partnership working with relevant community organisations in the area, to promote the learning opportunities offered by ATTFE but also to support new and existing activities and initiatives that can benefit our community.

If you have an idea about how we could work together or would like to learn more about what ATTFE can offer please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Lee Brazier


Phone: 07592 257526

Partnership and Community Lead (Ollerton)

I’m Lee Brazier, the Partnership and Community Lead for ATTFE at the Dukeries site. I joined the team in January 2022 after spending several years as a support worker for adults with learning disabilities. In addition to being a Partnership and Community Lead with ATTFE, I am also one of the three Ollerton District Councillors that sit on Newark and Sherwood District Council.

My role, for me, is about engagement and connection, be it with learners, businesses, groups, organisations or individuals. I want to see the local communities thrive and local people to develop new skills and improve the knowledge they already have, either through education or community involvement.

If you are a member of a group that would like to get involved with ATTFE or are an employer looking to connect with our college, then please get in touch with myself or one of my colleagues.

Alison Whitton


Phone: 07592 257956

Partnership and Community Lead (PoS)

I’m proud to be a Sutton lass. Dad was Recruiting Sergeant for the Sherwood Foresters when I was born at the Drill Hall on Alfreton Road. A local lad himself, after he left the army, we came back to Sutton. I grew up and was educated here, working locally for most of my career. My family and friends are here and  I’m now back home, working where I belong, still passionate about education and welfare.

In my role as Partnership & Community Lead at ATTFE, I hope we can work together and find new learning opportunities and activities for our community. 

Linda Smith


Phone: 07762 850955

Partnership and Community Lead

Hi, I’m Linda and I have worked here since 2009. Previously I have worked in the legal and medical sectors.  I have seen many changes since starting and am proud to have seen how we grow and continue to evolve. I have been a Tutor teaching Beauty, Employability and IT and also have managed our food bank, Let’s All Eat, throughout the pandemic.

In my Partnership and Community Lead role I enjoy promoting what we have to offer, strengthening links with stakeholders and making new contacts in the local area.  I like to nurture new students and see the progression throughout the years to see how they grow and inspire others to do the same. I love the Sutton community spirit and am constantly amazed how people pull together and help in times of need.

I hope to continue seeing local people’s confidence grow and help with wellbeing and activities to keep people engaged and learn new skills.

Charlotte Inkle


Phone: 07835 208610

Partnership and Community Lead

Hi! I’m Charlotte Inkle, PCL for both Mansfield and Sutton Town Centre. I am originally from Sutton (I Grew up on Meden Bank) and have lived in Mansfield for many years now.

I previously worked for Mansfield CVS as Community officer working alongside MDC, NCC, SFHT and the local NHS services among others and have connections across the whole district that are really beneficial to community work as a whole. I am also chair of my local community group – Friends of Bellamy – who are partners in the ‘Notts Place based Partnership’ working alongside the above partners and many others.

I am proud to say I now work for ATTFE, the presence we have in the community across both Mansfield and Ashfield and the support we are able to offer residents in these areas are second to none.

My role evolves daily to cover many different things such as family events, adult learning, community engagement and partner engagement among others and the feedback we get from everyone is always positive.! I can honestly say that I love my job! Just having the opportunity to make one positive for someone makes it all worthwhile.

Helen Marriott


Phone: 07763 424739

Partnership and Community Lead

Hi, my name is Helen. I have lived in Kirkby- In Ashfield for all my life and I am passionate about education, especially family learning, outdoor education, and creative courses.

I feel very privileged to work for ATTFE on the Fun Together project. Family learning is a great way to connect people and improve wellbeing whilst sharing ideas and learning new skills, but most importantly having fun!

 When not at work, you will find me spending time with my family and friends, pottering in my garden, walking, and volunteering. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Find Out More

If you want to know more about ATTFE College’s Partnership and Community work, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!

We work with over 200 organisations in our local community and would love to expand this further.

You can contact our Partnership and Community Leads direct, call us on 01623 441310 or email us via

You can also find the team in the ATTFE Community Hub in the Idlewells Shopping Centre! For information on FREE events and sessions taking place here visit our ATTFE Community Hub page.

For information on community events see our Community Information page.