The GOV.UK website has useful guidance on how to carry out a typical charity trustee recruitment process, including how to:
- identify the need for new trustees;
- write a job description and person specification for the skills, experience and knowledge needed;
- agree responsibilities and a process for recruitment; and
- how to set a framework for recruitment.
This guidance is aimed at existing trustees who wish to attract new trustees to their charity, but it is also very relevant if you are setting up a new charity.
The GOV.UK website also contains helpful information on what being a charity trustee involves, whether you can claim expenses and where to get help and advice.