Get fit for the digital age: recruit a digital trustee

Tim Hellings
Trustee, Enfield Carers
With digital applications becoming increasingly important, we realised that expertise in this field was a gap in our skills as a board.
Julie Harrington
CEO, Guts UK
I know that including crucial digital experience at board level, providing that important balance and diversity of specialisms, puts the other trustees’ minds at rest.
Ellie Hale
Trustee, Quaker Social Action
As a digital trustee, I’m helping the charity respond to times of great change and helping them become more resilient.

20+ years in IT within public and private sector healthcare.  From Project Management, Entrepreneur and now Executive Director of Data and Digital Transformation. Digital and technology strategy design and implemementation....

London (Central)

I'm a Scrum Master leading team of Engineers at the leading global Investment Bank, I am looking to utilise my excellent software project management and problem-solving skills, entrepreneurial drive and passion for new...

Why recruit a digital trustee

Do I need a digital trustee?

What kind of person do you need and what role would they play? This infographic guides you through the process.

The four myths of digital trusteeship

After twelve years as a trustee on a range of boards, Zoe debunks the four myths of digital trusteeship.

What can digital trustees bring to a charity board?

Quaker Social Action trustee Ellie shares her experience of the impact of a digital trustee.

The strategic role of digital and how to identify digital skills gaps on the board

If your charity feels that the board isn’t aware of the burning need to use digital more strategically, they are not alone.

Reflections from the boardroom: digital and Parkinson’s UK

Parkinson’s UK Chair of Trustees, Mark Goodridge shares his thoughts on what digital means to his organisation and the opportunities it offers.

Trustee open recruitment: why do it?

Film: Every charity can build a strong board if it invests time and effort in getting the right trustees with the right background and skills

How to recruit a digital trustee

Top tips for digital trustee recruitment

How to recruit a digital trustee: tips and guidance

Trustee diversity – what I wanted to say…

Diversity (in all its facets) is a no brainer in terms of charities modelling the equality and inclusion principles that they are seeking to bring about...

Model role description digital trustee

This is a generic description that you can adapt to the needs of your particular board.
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Recruiting and retaining trustees

Every charity can build a strong board if it invests time and effort in recruitment and retention.This guide will take you through the process step by step.

How to complete a skills audit

A complete guide to a charity board of trustees skills audit: including when and how to do one, and a skills audit template.

How Reach can help

This campaign is brought to you by Reach Volunteering. Reach is the single biggest source of trustees for the voluntary sector in the UK.

Opportunities posted on our community are also shared on LinkedIn and other partner websites, attracting new people to volunteering and trusteeship. Last year we matched over 1,000 people with opportunities to use their skills and this year we have already exceeded that number.

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