Forum seeks new committee members

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus seeks new committee members to help shape the future of the organisation.

This is an exciting time for Calderdale Forum 50 Plus as the council has just committed to making Calderdale an “age-friendly” region.  With more than a third of residents now aged over 50, the role of the Forum will become more important over the next few years.

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus is a voluntary group that supports and represents people aged 50 and over in Calderdale and highlights information and issues which are useful and important to this age group.  We also signpost and connect older people to local groups, clubs, societies, charities, as well as events and service providers. We collate guidance on key later life issues such as housing, benefits and finance, care of all kinds and physical and mental health.

The group has been running since January 2011 and have developed strategic partnerships with public, private and statutory sector groups such that we are seen as the voice of the over 50s in Calderdale.

In 2020 we were nominated for a community spirit award for our communications during the COVID-19 crisis.

The role

We are looking for two new members to complement the management committee’s existing skills.  People with an interest in improving the lives of older people who have experience in the commercial, public or charitable sectors.  Specific skills in funding bids, strategic planning, sales & marketing or have a track record of volunteering are welcome to apply.  We are also looking for applicants who can represent the Asian community in Calderdale.

What will you be doing?

The committee meets bi-monthly with one Annual General Meeting each year and directs the work of a small team of communications professionals that provide a trusted, informed and independent source of information for this age group through a modern website, social media and regular newsletters.

You will be expected to contribute your ideas and skills to help develop the future role of the Forum as the central voice for the over 50 population in an “age-friendly” Calderdale. Your role could also involve attending external meetings, liaising with other charities, public bodies and community groups that target or work with older people in Calderdale and across the UK and keeping up-to-date with research papers, news and issues affecting older people in our society.

 About the Forum’s Constitution

The Forum is an unincorporated, not for profit constituted group, run by a committee and funded recently with specific ring-fenced grants from The Community Foundation for Calderdale and The Big Lottery Community Fund.

How to apply

Interested applicants should complete the form below and email it to by Friday 11 March.


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