Getting on Board Employer’s Membership Scheme launches

The scheme inspires employees to become charity trustees through a programme of training, events and bespoke support.


Getting on Board has launched a new membership programme, with King’s College London one of the first Foundation Partners alongside Allen & Overy law firm, Peridot Partners recruitment, and M&G savings and investment business.


Designed for private, public and charitable organisations of all sizes and types, the Getting on Board Membership Scheme supports members to enable and inspire employees to become charity trustees through a programme of training, events and bespoke support.


Employers that have taken part in the pilot programme say that the Getting on Board Membership scheme is helping staff to develop leadership skills while supporting a voluntary cause they are passionate about. Other benefits include:


  • Developing future senior leaders

  • Improving staff retention

  • Creating a happier workforce

  • Developing greater employee satisfaction

  • Giving back to the community

  • Strengthening brand recognition


Baroness Deborah Bull, Vice President (Communities & National Engagement) at King’s College London said, ‘Our leading role as Getting on Board’s first Foundation Partner underlines King’s deep commitment to supporting our staff and students to develop new skills and networks that will help them become effective contributors to civic society and ensure that knowledge gained at the university has real purpose beyond our walls.’


The Getting on Board Membership Scheme grants employers access to a structured, easy and cost-effective way to deliver trustee training.


Benefits include:

  • A regular programme of events and services to train staff to become trustees

  • Additional exclusive member events

  • Bespoke content and case studies

  • Timetables, scale of delivery and specifications all customised to each organisation

  • An annual strategic review and planning meeting with the Getting on Board CEO & Membership Manager


Getting on Board’s mission is to change the face of trusteeship through advocacy, training and partnership working. That’s why the Getting on Board Membership Scheme offers members the opportunity to join the Getting on Board advisory network. This collective of like-minded organisations can learn from one another’s shared experience and play an active role in Getting on Board’s mission via regular regular annual meetings and a series of networking events.


There are some 100,000 trustee vacancies at any one time in the UK, yet 75% of all charities struggle to find trustees. Working with their founder partners King’s College London, Allen & Overy law firm, Peridot Partners recruitment, and M&G savings and investment business, Getting on Board Membership Scheme is making trusteeship more accessible to more than 50,000 employees and students.


Find out how the Getting on Board Membership Scheme can help your organisation.





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