We have an exciting opportunity for a Trustee to join the The Yorkshire Water Community Trust on their Board.


The opportunity is on a volunteer basis, with travel expenses reimbursed. Meetings would take place in Bradford or online via Microsoft Teams.

What is the opportunity all about?


The Yorkshire Water Community Trust is excited to be looking for a new Trustee to join their board. The principle aim of the Trust is to help those who are in poverty or suffering hardship and are unable to pay water and/or sewerage charges. In doing so, we enable customers to start breaking the cycle of debt and to resolve their debt problems in the long term.  Since 1995, the independent charity has supported over 40,000 financially struggling customers with award payments towards their water and/or sewerage arrears with Yorkshire Water.

Do you, or someone you know:

- have experience working with vulnerable people and affordability issues?
- work with or have knowledge of diverse communities?
- enjoy helping other people?
- like to contribute to the welfare of others?


If so, then we want to hear from you.

What is required of the Trustee role:

- Attend quarterly Trust meetings, held in Bradford or online (via Microsoft Teams);
- Evaluate applications and audit decisions made by Trust Officers;
- Review criteria and operating procedures on an on-going basis


Trustees are expected to devote a minimum of 8 (not full) pre-arranged days each year to the Trust. The initial term of office is 3 years.


Please note, we are looking for the successful person to be external to Yorkshire Water.

If you think you are, or you know, the right person for the role and would like further information, please contact Claire Gott, Trust Manager, on 07790 616153 or by e-mail to Claire Gott at ywcommtrust@loop.co.uk

Interested candidates should apply to this advert and include a brief CV and covering letter outlining their suitability for the Trustee role. 


Closing date for applications - 26th April, 2024

What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application process.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

The Kelda Group provides water and sewerage services to domestic and business customers across the UK, managing the following subsidiary companies: - 

Yorkshire Water, is the main subsidiary company providing water and sewerage services to 4.7 million people and 130,000 businesses in the Yorkshire region. Its activities are regulated by the Water Services Regulation Authority, Ofwat Loop Customer Management Ltd specialises in delivering customer service support to Yorkshire Water that includes billing, debt recovery and incident management. Employing more than 600 people, Loop have built up an impressive list of industry awards and achievements since being created in 2000 and is currently listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 list as being one of the best companies to work for.

Kelda Water Services (KWS) manages Kelda's non-regulated water and waste water contract operations. It is now the second biggest player in the UK market for outsourced clean and waste water services.

Kelda Water Services Retail offer quality, integrity and partnership but it is never just about the technologies behind our solutions in water. It is about the structure, delivery and even the financing of those solutions, and about giving our customers a level of convenience they never knew was possible.

KeyLand Developments Limited (KeyLand Developments) is responsible for managing, developing and disposing of the group's surplus property assets, either on its own or in partnership with outside organisations.

Kelda Group values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Trustee Opportunity - The Yorkshire Water Community Trust