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

Would you like to help create secure, healthy, sustainable, affordable homes in the valley?

We welcome interest from members who could strengthen our board of trustees or advisory panel. We are actively looking to increase the diversity of our board and advisory panel.

Among other skills, we are looking for:

A person who is interested in governance procedures and supporting the land trust and its trustees, and who would consider taking on the post of Society Secretary working with our full time Executive Manager.

Our trustees have gained experience and knowledge through volunteering with us. Do not feel you have to be the housing expert, the planning expert, retrofit expert, social media expert (although they are helpful) etc. Enthusiasm, committing some time and team player are the foundations of a great trustee.

Please put in an application sharing your skills and experience. And, did we say, 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 or phone 07817 259626.


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 are carrying out research into the diversity of our board and membership with a view to seeing how representative we are of our communities.

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 induction and training to help new board members fulfil their role. We use 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, rotating meetings online and face-to-face in Hebden Bridge Town Hall, usually 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).  Most trustees serve on at least one task group, which typically meet every 4-6 weeks.  These meetings are often held online.  There is no requirement, however, for trustees to 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.

For those who cannot commit to the above, but would like to use their knowledge and experience to support the CLT’s work please consider joining our advisory panel. This enables you to contribute on an ad-hoc basis.



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

– a reference

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

Please send your documents as soon as possible, and ideally before May 20th 2024.