Recruiting the right trustees involves a formal and organised process and can be considered in a similar way to how you would recruit staff to your organisation and the formal process of recruitment. It should be a professional and planned process in order to ensure the best chances of success.
What do you need in place before you start?
- Check your governing document- this will tell you the upper limit for the amount of trustees you are allowed, how your trustees must be appointed and term length for trustees.
- Agreement from your current committee on recruiting new trustees and an agreement on what the priorities are for the new recruits.
- A plan for the timing of the process and an idea of who is doing what. Responsibilities such as shortlisting, interviewing and inducting will be needed.
- An advert.
- An information pack, including role description.
- Shortlisting criteria.