The Trustee Recruitment Cycle

Guidance, tools and tips to help you recruit trustees and diversify your board.

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Identify the mix of skills and experience your board needs to lead your charity.

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Plan your recruitment process, write a trustee role description, and get ready to engage with candidates.

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Create a trustee advert to attract the candidates you want, and share it widely.

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Shortlist and interview

Choose the person who will strengthen your trustee board.

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Appoint and induct

Formally appoint your new trustee, and support them with a good induction.

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Learn from your trustee recruitment process and lay strong foundations for future recruitment.

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