Thank you very much for your interest in becoming a trustee of Calder Valley CLT.  We are a ten-strong board of trustees at the moment and, collectively, we feel that we’ve managed to achieve quite a lot since we started the CLT locally in 2014.

Would you like to join us?

We are looking to strengthen our board of trustees further by bringing in one or two new people.

Among other skills, we are looking for:

A trustee who has a strong understanding of voluntary sector/co-operative governance procedures and issues and who would consider taking on the important post of Society Secretary working with our full time Executive Manager

A trustee who has professional experience in journalism, PR or marketing

However please put in an application if you have other appropriate skills and experience. And we welcome enthusiasm!

If you would like to talk informally beforehand to our chair Simon Brearley about what is involved as a trustee, please email him on simon.brearley@caldervalleyclt.org.uk or phone 07817 259626.

Diversity

We want to improve the diversity of our board. The more diverse the background of our trustees, the more we can ensure that we meet our charitable objects in serving the needs of all those who live in the upper Calder valley.

We have a slight gender imbalance at present and will actively welcome applications from women. We are also skewed towards older trustees, and will actively welcome younger people. We will also welcome BAME applicants and one or more further trustees from an LGBTQ+ background.

Our meetings are held in wheelchair accessible venues, and we are committed to ensuring that trustees with disabilities can fully participate in our work.

There will be an induction process to help new Board members get up to speed. We already use MS Teams etc. for remote collaborative working. Please discuss with us if you are likely to incur childcare costs for attending board meetings; we also reimburse any reasonable expenses incurred as a Board member. We are committed to equal opportunities in our activities.

 

The commitment

The board meets once a month, normally in Hebden Bridge Town Hall and normally on the third Monday of each month, 7pm-9pm.

We also have trustee task groups (for example task groups progressing particular projects, the internal audit committee, or the group looking at housing management issues).  Most trustees serve on at least one task group, which typically meet every 4-6 weeks.  These meetings are often held by Zoom/Teams.  There is no requirement, however, for trustees to necessarily join a task group.

In addition to the monthly board meetings, we usually hold a half-day strategy planning ‘awayday’ once a year.

As you know, this is an unpaid post.

Some documents

We have placed here a few key documents:

Trustee Code of Conduct (signed by all trustees)

Our equality and diversity policy

Our 2022-2023 Annual Report

We hope that you will also have a good look through the rest of this website

The application process

To apply, please send us:

– your statement: one side of A4, saying why you want to be a trustee and the skills and experience you can bring

– a short CV

Please add the following at the bottom of your statement the following, “I confirm that the information in this statement and in my CV is correct” adding your name.

Please send the two documents to info@caldervalleyclt.org.uk

Please send your documents as soon as possible, and ideally before May 12th. The latest date is May 31st 2022