Nearly half of all charities in the UK are looking for trustees at any time and with 170,000 UK registered charities that's a lot of vacancies!
Recruiting new members to the board can seem a daunting task but there's a wealth of help and resources to start your search. The important consideration is diversity amongst board members because boards with trustees of different backgrounds and experience are more likely to encourage debate and to make better decisions. Some trustee roles need special skills and depending on your cause you may need trustees with other experience and specialisations. NCVO has a informative Roles on the Board page to help you identify what kind of trustee you need.
The first rule of thumb in trustee recruitment is to openly advertise any trustee posts, and not just spread word of the vacancy through your existing networks. The second rule is to advertise in the places where your prospective targets are. We've put together some links to get you started:
Digital/Social Media/IT Trustee
General Trustee Recruitment
Using LinkedIn to recruit trustees has been very successful for some local charities and we can offer support by publicising your trustee position on Volunteer Plus, our online volunteer recruitment database, contact email@example.com for more details.