Developing & advertising your trustee roles

When it comes to developing & advertising your trustee roles, we have pulled together a variety of resources to help you identify the skills and trustee roles that will make a difference to your organisation, and the best ways for you to advertise them to find the right person.


Whether you have an urgent and unexpected trustee vacancy to fill, or are looking to bring new skills onto an existing board, our trustee recruitment support and resources will help. 

You should regularly refresh your trustee or committee board.  Bring in specialist skills when appropriate, and plan ahead for trustees or committee members stepping down. A skills audit can help you understand your board’s current range of skills and experience, identify any gaps, and highlight the skills you need to prioritise for your next trustee recruitment. A skills audit guide and audit template can be found on Reach Volunteering’s How to Complete a Skills Audit webpage.

Below are 6 key reads to help strengthen your board.  These include ‘How to recruit trustees for your charity’ – a practical guide from Getting on Board to the 8 stages of recruiting trustees – and an accompanying resource bank.

Need further help?  Complete the Request Support Form and someone will get back to you. You can also find lots of advice and tips to improve your Board’s diversity.

Ready to advertise your role? We’ve picked out some of the best places.


There are various different places where you can register your trustee opportunities and start recruiting. We’ve picked out the best here. 

Need further help?  Complete the Request Support Form and someone will get back to you.

  • Reach Volunteering
    One of our partners, and the single biggest source of trustees for the voluntary sector in the UK. Self service is free for many organisations. Charges are determined by organisation type and annual turnover.  There are also chargeable services on offer. We live stream the latest trustee roles in Buckinghamshire on this website.
  • Getting on Board
    Free recruitment service for charities – plus other suggestions.
  • CharityJob Free advertising for 90 days for a basic advert.
  • Trustees Unlimited from NCVO
    A paid-for professional recruitment service.  NCVO members NCVO members can post an advert on the Trustees Unlimited website for free or receive a 20% discount on their SNAP Intelligent Trustee Matching service.
  • Prospectus
    A paid for full search and selection recruitment service.
    A free service mainly featuring Treasurer roles.
  • CFG (Charity Finance Group)
    A free service for CFG members in conjunction with Third Sector jobs. Trustee and treasurer roles can be advertised for free for up to 4 weeks.
  • Career Volunteer
    A free service that uses social media to publicise roles for 30 days.
  • Honorary Treasurers Forum
    Free for charities to advertise treasurer vacancies.
  • Bar in the Community
    Free for charities wanting to appoint legally qualified trustees.
  • Women on Boards
    Free to post a role.
  • Governors for schools
    Free volunteer matching service
  • Inspiring Governance
    Online service free for state-funded schools

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