Calling Potential Trustees

Calling Potential Trustees

About Us

Slow The Flow was set up following the catastrophic flood event of Boxing Day 2015, to look at natural flood prevention measures and solutions to slow the volume of water which comes down the hillsides into the River Calder in West Yorkshire. 

We have subsequently grown to become a nationally recognised charity, with a Queens Award for Voluntary Service for our work to advance the education of the public in Natural Flood Management (NFM), Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and other sustainable methods of managing the environment. Repeatedly called upon to comment by local and national media, we seek to promote the cause of nature-based solutions (NBS) to mitigate some of the impacts of an increasingly erratic climate, specifically flooding. 

We are a strong team of volunteer trustees with skills ranging from ground engineering and landscape architecture through to commercial management and digital media. We currently operate on a shoestring budget, entirely voluntary, and we wish to see this expand. This will allow us to increase our outreach activities. Two proposed new Trustee roles of Fundraising, and Project & People Management, are central to our plans for the future. 

Specific desirable criteria: Fundraising Trustee

  • Demonstrable experience of successfully securing funding for projects.
  • Understanding of the current funding landscape.
  • Experience of successfully delivering funded projects.
  • Experience of monitoring grant funded projects, and reporting to providers as appropriate.

Specific desirable criteria: Project & People Management

  • An ability to assist the organisation in developing and expanding capacity to further our aims and objectives.
  • An ability to assist the organisation in developing strategy around our objectives.
  • Experience of successfully recruiting the right staff to a comparable organisation.
  • Experience of successfully managing organisations and people.

General Criteria 

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What benefits can you expect in return? 

  • All Trustee positions are unpaid, but out of pocket reimbursements will be provided
  • Training required to carry out the role will be funded.
  • Support of other Trustees and partners
  • Be part of a forward thinking and altruistic team
  • Knowledge that you are helping people and businesses avoid flooding

Interested? Do you need more information?

Closing (and interview) dates

Please apply by sending us your CV, including information on all relevant experience and skills, with an accompanying letter saying why you want to be a trustee of Slow The Flow to

  • Closing date; Fri 1st March 2024.  
  • Interviews (weekday evening) by Zoom by w/c; 18th March 2024. If you are unable to use Zoom, please let us know.

We welcome applications from people with diverse ethnic and social backgrounds and those with specific needs and disabilities, as we strive to represent the communities that we live and work in. If you can make a significant and lasting contribution to the work of Slow The Flow, please get in touch with us.

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