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.

DEVELOPING TRUSTEE ROLES

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.

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.

ADVERTISING YOUR TRUSTEE ROLES

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.
  • Trustee Finder A partnership between Small Charities Coalition and Do-it.org specifically for trustee vacancies.
  • Step on Board from NCVO Enhance your board with high calibre Trustees from major corporates.  Trustees are trained before being matched to a suitable board and receive ongoing support in their new role.  This service is free to NCVO members with an annual turnover of less than £1m.
  • Trustees Unlimited from NCVO
    A paid-for professional recruitment service.  NCVO members get 10% off standard service and free publicity in the NCVO email bulletin reaching over 25,000 people.
  • Prospectus
    A paid for full search and selection recruitment service.
  • ICAEW
    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.
  • The Big Give Trustee Finder
    Adverts placed on Big Give website and Reed’s job site for 6 weeks at no cost.
  • 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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