Trustee recruitment resources

Use these resources alongside our Trustee Recruitment Guide.

Recruitment processes and plans

1. Sample Board Recruitment Process

2. Example recruitment plan: Well Women Centre


Working out what you need on your board

1. Getting on Board audit of the skills, knowledge and experience you have on your board.

2. Reach Skills Audit

3. Prospect-US Skills Audit


What to include in your advert

1. Template trustee advert

2. Example advert: TLC

3. Example advert: Well Women

4. Example advert: Community Action Norfolk

5. Example advert: First Give

6. Example advert: Heart UK

7. Example advert: Peer Power

8. Example advert: Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation

9. Example advert: Trust Links

10. Example advert: Young Citizens

11. Example advert: Canaan Project


Tailoring adverts for specific skills

1. Example tailored advert (fundraiser): Heart UK

2. Example tailored advert (treasurer): Well Women

Targeting your advertising

1. Ideas for useful links for trustee recruitment

2. Some ways to use LinkedIn for trustee recruitment

Role and person specifications

1. Reach role description templates

2. Template role description and person specification

3. Example role description and person specification

4. Example treasurer specification: Heart UK

5. NCVO example person specification

Candidate information packs

1. Template trustee information pack

2. Example trustee information pack: Trust Links

3. Example trustee information pack: Well Women

4. Example trustee information pack: Young Citizens


Shortlisting template



1. Interview question template

2. Prospect-US interview questions

3. Reach interview questions

4. Email notifying unsuccessful candidates



1. Template reference request

2. Template appointment letter



1. Example induction pack: Well Women Centre

2. Example Trustee Handbook: Heart UK


Board operations

1. Directors Codes of Conduct, example 1, example 2, example 3

2. Board objectives

3. Board terms of reference

Applying to become a charity trustee?

Template cover letter - younger trustees

Template cover letter - older or more established trustees

Template CV
Template application tracker

'At a glance' guidance - read this alongside How to Become A Charity Trustee: a Practical Guide