Do you want to be part of positive change in Calderdale?

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Halifax Opportunities Trust to join their Board of Trustees and make a difference to hundreds of people’s lives throughout Calderdale.

Halifax Opportunities Trust is an award-winning charity dedicated to making vibrant, multi-cultural and self-sustaining communities across Calderdale and has being doing so for over 20 years.

Their work includes the delivery of children centre services and nurseries to helping community members find meaningful, quality work, and the provision of learning programmes that allow people to reach their full potential. In addition to that, they run two thriving social enterprise business centres that support small and micro enterprises in the borough.

On a typical day, Halifax Opportunities Trust work with over 1,700 people across Calderdale!

Halifax Opportunities Trust are proud of the diversity and inclusivity of both their staff and the Board and are looking to recruit new members to the Board who can bring experience and/or expertise in the following areas:

  • Living or working in Park or Warley wards
  • Running a social enterprise or dealing with social finance
  • Property development, particularly housing development
  • Nutrition and/or food security
  • Charity or company law

As well as being part of one of the largest social enterprise charities in the region, Trustees are given regular opportunities to further their skills and knowledge through training, onsite visits and attendance at national conferences and events. Halifax Opportunities Trust are active members of the development trust association, Locality, and Trustees regularly take advantage of membership benefits to further their professional skillset and their understanding of place-based community action.

The Board currently meets 4 times a year with some sub-groups meeting more often particularly in respect to finance. They are seeking individuals who have both the time and desire to commit to attending our quarterly meetings.

If you are ready to become part of this growing charity, please contact Alison Haskins on 01422 399401 or email for an informal discussion about the role.

Applications for the role of Trustee will close on Friday 14th August 2020.

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