Trustee Recruitment

We recommend that you regularly look to refresh your trustee or committee boards bringing in specialist skills when appropriate and planning ahead for trustees or committee members stepping down. The 'top tips for trustee recruitment ' is a useful document to use if you are looking for ideas on how to recruit new trustees.  It might be an idea to carry out a yearly self- assessment of your Trustee Board - this will help you to analyse current board performance, and identify any gaps in knowledge and skills -  please see the Community Impact Bucks’ Trustee Board self-assessment tool 

When you have decided what you are looking for complete a Role Description for the position. You may find it helpful to refer to the following on DIY Committee Guide.

FAQs on the role of management committee members

Example Chairperson role description

Example Treasurer role description

Example Secretary role description

When you are ready to plan advertising the role(s) visit Advertising Your Opportunities

If you need more detailed help with defining the roles you can book a place on one of our free monthly advice surgeries for one to one advice - book here

Further information and useful links:

Charity Commission

Guide to Trustee Recruitment & Induction


The Good Practice Guide in Trustee Recruitment (toolkit - chargeable)


How to Recruit Great Trustees

7 Steps to Recruiting Great Trustees