Could a broader range of trustees with professional skills, networks and wide life experiences give your charity the impetus to reach the next level?
Delivered through the medium of English
To help you identify which kinds of trustees would support the
development of your charity and how to recruit them.
Recruiting trustees can be a risky process, sometimes ending in
the hiring of candidates that might look good on paper but are
unable to commit to the responsibilities required.
You will come away from this training with a clearer idea of the
type of trustees you need, a draft advert, a list of free places to
advertise, and a plan of how to ensure that new trustees hit the
During the course you will look at:
- The trustee landscape
- What do you need on your board?
- Putting together your advert
- How to get your advert out there
- The process after advertising
Meet the trainer
Getting on Board is a charity that helps individuals, employers
and members of professional networks become new leaders in
communities through board-level volunteering.
With over ten years' experience in charity law, regulation and
governance Lynn Cadman has provided guidance on an extensive range
of governance issues and the legal framework in which charities
must operate. Although she has worked with charities of all
shapes and sizes, Lynn spent most of her seven year career at the
Charity Commission working within the Large Charities Division. She
provided bespoke one-to-one guidance to charities with an annual
income of £5m-£600m as well as providing legal authority for a
broad range of matters such as alterations to governing documents,
land transactions, and significant transfers of assets. Lynn also
worked within the Commission's investigations function, seeing
first-hand the impact that poor governance and insufficient
controls can have on a charity.
Since leaving the Commission in February 2012 Lynn has provided
consultancy advice and project management to a range of charities,
including as an associate of Professional Governance Services Ltd.
Most notably, over the last four years Lynn has worked with
the Royal British Legion, initially as a consultant and then Head
of Department, to transform its management of >700 charitable
trusts of which it is trustee. This included introducing new
policies and procedures for accounting, property management and
governance as well as unlocking c.£40m from restricted funds that
were no longer effective in meeting beneficiary need.
Lynn is a trustee of Eldon Road Baptist Church and BMS Worldwide
and has experienced the joys and challenges of being a charity
trustee and a volunteer. She is also a registered Prince 2
Practitioner and lay member of the Charity Law Association.
At the end of the day, you will have:
- A clearer understanding of who you need on your board (skills,
- A draft advert to attract potential trustees
- A list of ways your charity will advertise for trustees
- A plan for the recruitment and induction process
Who this course is for
Chief Executive Officers, Managers and Directors of charities
and/or trustees. Two people from each organisation (usually CEO and
Chair) is most effective but not essential.