GETTING ON BOARD

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Offering a free candidate recruitment service to charities, helping individuals become leaders through board level volunteering, Charity Board Recruitment Support

-Help those who want to become charity board trustees, Support charities to improve their board recruitment

HOW DO I BECOME A TRUSTEE

GETTING ON BOARD

You don't have to be invited to become a trustee. If you’re interested in doing so, we offer programmes to help you along the way. Otherwise, keep an eye on volunteering sites, such as Reach and Do-it.

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WHAT'S THE PROCESS?

It’s up to each charity how it wants to recruit its trustees, and all charities are different. More and more are recruiting using the same formal processes as they might use when hiring staff. You’ll see an advert, send in your CV, and be invited in for a chat.

The best charities will tend to recruit trustees in small groups to make sure they get a diverse range of candidates, and will have a list of the skills that they’re looking for. But the process isn’t usually as strict as it might be when recruiting staff. It can be a bit more informal, and you don’t have to be a perfect match to the spec. 

One of the most important things about trustees is not their skills, but how different they are from one another. So it’s never certain that your face won’t fit.