Trustee Recruitment Cycle
Who would find this resource useful?
Staff or governing body members of an NGO.
The Trustee Recruitment Cycle has been developed by Reach Volunteering in collaboration with Association of Chairs, Small Charities Coalition and Getting on Board. It supports boards to recruit and assess trustees in an effective and inclusive way.
An organisation might use this resource when
…they would like to:
Reflect: Identify the mix of skills and experience your board needs to lead your charity.
Prepare: Plan your recruitment process, draw up a trustee role description and get ready to engage with candidates.
Advertise: Identify the mix of skills and experience your board needs to lead your charity.
Shortlist and interview: Choose the person who will strengthen your trustee board.
Appoint and induct: Formally appoint your new trustee, and support them with a good induction.
Evaluate: Learn from your trustee recruitment process and lay strong foundations for future recruitment.
How can this resource help?
Pick and choose what is most useful to your charity, for the stage you are at right now. It can be hard for boards to change, so start with what seems most manageable.