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Trustee recruitment and induction

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Looking for a new trustee? Learn how to identify the skills gap your trustee needs to fill and carry out a successful recruitment with this four-part training course. It covers everything from planning the process, promoting your vacancy and making the selection, to evaluation and induction. It also comes with a host of downloadable templates, questionnaires and checklists to help you get the best people on your board.

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Course structure

  • Preparing the recruitment
  • Undertaking the recruitment
  • The selection process
  • Induction and evaluation

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you'll be able to:

  • undertake a board skills assessment
  • create a trustee role description
  • undertake a selection process
  • create an induction program
  • evaluate the recruitment process.

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Downloadable resources

Here are some of the resources you can download upon purchase of this course:

  • The trustee recruitment milestone plan
  • Governing document checklist
  • Board assessment matrix
  • Board diversity review
  • Sample trustee role description
  • Application pack checklist
  • Sample trustee application form
  • Interview questions and criteria
  • Formality and notification checklist
  • Induction pack checklist
  • Induction programme planner

Find out about your trainer

Myles Kunzli works at NCVO and provides consultancy and training with a focus on trustees, governance processes and leadership. He has over 15 years’ experience in the UK and Australian voluntary and community sectors in policy, management, governance and organisational development roles. This has been in both frontline organisations and membership bodies in the legal aid, human rights and health sub-sectors. An experienced trustee and chair of various social welfare organisations, Myles is currently a trustee of the LGBT Consortium of voluntary and community organisations.

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Get help recruiting a trustee

  • Trustees Unlimited offers voluntary organisations a professional and cost-effective service to recruit trustees from across the private, public and voluntary sectors. NCVO members can post trustee vacancies for free.

Need more courses on governance?

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Most of the content in this course has been adapted from the NCVO 'Good Practice in Trustee Recruitment' toolkit put together by Ruth Lesirge, Rosalind Oakley and Joanie Spears.

Page last edited Nov 20, 2019

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