Working for us

There aren’t many people who can say that their job changes and saves lives. At The Cellar Trust we can. We are a small but growing local mental health charity based in Shipley and have been supporting people from Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven for over 30 years. We deliver lots of brilliant services, to give people a helping hand with their mental health, but whatever your role is within the organisation you will have the chance to make your mark and see the impact of the work you are doing.

Over 70 staff and 30 volunteers form our lovely team at The Cellar Trust. Most of our team work part-time, and over 70% of our team are peer support workers with lived expertise in mental health. We have a diverse range of roles requiring a range of skills and experience but we are united by our values and our passion for mental health.

You can expect a busy, energetic place of work with lots going on and a team that pulls together to help each other out whatever their role is. Every person forms an essential part of the jigsaw and makes an essential contribution to our work. Working for a charity comes with plenty of challenges but lots of fun and the ability to make a huge difference.

We’re innovators. We believe in continuous improvement and are always looking for ways to be at the cutting edge of delivery – and everyone in our organisation has an opportunity to input into and drive that innovation. We are a lovely team (even if we do say so ourselves), and we’re always on the lookout for talented individuals who are passionate about mental health to join our team, and that’s where you come in.

Since providing peer support at the The Cellar Trust in various roles, I have become more confident and found a purpose and a passion in life. My outlook and aspirations in life have changed and I have gained back my ‘drive’. My anxieties have lowered and my confidence has grown.”

73% front line staff are Peer Support Workers

“I can’t believe how quickly I felt at home when starting at The Cellar Trust. On day one I knew I was in the right place and that feeling has never changed. From the amazing levels of peer support to the fantastic feeling of making a difference, it truly is a brilliant working environment.”

Our recent staff survey results revealed 100% of our staff said they are proud to work at The Cellar Trust

“I have been encouraged and enabled to grow and develop professionally which in turn has helped me in all areas of my life.”

81% of our staff work part-time

Staff Wellbeing Group & Peer Support Group

Our Staff Wellbeing Group organises the Christmas party, monthly fuddles and seasonal after work get-togethers. We have a BBQ in the summer, an evening of pie and peas and toasting marshmallows in autumn, and enjoy activities like trips to the local bowling alley – if you can come up with a creative team name then you’re in! Our monthly staff Peer Support Group is something we take pride in, as we want to ensure our team can speak openly and freely about their own mental health in a safe and supportive environment.

The Cellar Trust Cafe, Staff Room & Wellbeing Room

We have a fantastic Cafe on site which is used by clients, members of the public, and staff. It’s a great place to grab lunch with colleagues, friends and family, or a quick coffee break. We also have a staff room with a microwave and tea/coffee making facilities, and a Wellbeing Room that you can use for prayer, reading, or you can even get a few minutes in on our exercise bike.

Diversity, equality & inclusion

To find out more about our diversity, equality & inclusion policies, please click here.

Volunteer opportunities

As a charity, volunteers make a huge difference in enabling us to continue delivering our vital services. Our current volunteers help with fundraising, running our charity shop, gardening and grounds maintenance, and peer support work. To find out more visit our volunteering page.