Recruiting Trustees

We’ve listed some organisations that provide how-to guides and online brokerage services.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

Their Trustee Recruitment Guide includes a link to Trustees Unlimited, one of the UK’s leading trustee and board recruitment agencies, which will list your trustee roles for free if you’re an NCVO member. As well as Charity Job and Step on Board.

There are loads of premium resources for Trustee Recruitment and Induction for registered users.

There’s rolling training: Charity Trustee Induction and Refresher.

Getting on Board

Have developed an excellent free guide to good recruitment which can help your charity recruit a board that will help it grow and thrive. They run trustee recruitment workshops, and a learning programme called Trustee Recruitment Pathways, for charities who want support to run an active trustee recruitment campaign. They can advertise charity trustee vacancies for free.

Advertise your vacancies

Download the free guide: How to Recruit Trustees

New free guide: How to become a Charity Trustee – covers what a trustee is, responsibilities of a trustee, finding the right role and crafting your application.


Post your charity’s trustee vacancy on Do-it for free.

Reach Volunteering

List your vacancy for free on their self-service website. It’s free for charities and other types of organisations with an annual turnover under £1m. Use the paid for TrusteeWorks service for an advertising campaign and access their networks to help you find a trustee.

Advertise your role


Reach Volunteering launched The Trustee Recruitment Cycle in May 2021 with guidance, tools and tips to help you recruit trustees and diversify your board.

Find out more

Lloyds Bank Foundation

Trustee Recruitment, Selection and Induction pack developed in partnership with the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) to help master the basics of recruiting, selecting and inducting trustees to help your charity thrive.

Find out more

You could also try:

Charity Jobs is a paid for recruitment site, charging £225 for a 30-day listing of your role. The site has 4.1m users each year and 91% say they would use the service again.

Not for profit recruitment agency Prospect Us, with high profile clients such as The National Lottery Community Fund, have produced model Job Descriptions, Person Specifications and interview questions and a Board Skills Audit.

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