A Community First Yorkshire event

Community Buildings Network – Trustee Recruitment

Farndale Village Hall - Ryedale District
Trustee recruitment – all you need to know about role descriptions, advertising and induction packages.

This network meeting will focus on trustee recruitment, providing comprehensive insights into how to create effective role descriptions, advertising strategies, and induction packages. During the session, attendees will gain valuable knowledge on the best way to attract and retain skilled trustees to ensure their board is equipped with the necessary expertise.

This training is essential for anyone involved in the smooth running of a community building or wanting to improve the effectiveness of their trustee recruitment process.

What will you learn?

We’re excited to be able to bring a network meeting out into the community of Staynor.

As part of the session, we will be introduced to Staynor Hall Community Centre, hearing more about their journey up to this point as well as their plans for this year and next.

Responding to your on-going challenges, we will be sharing examples of good practice when it comes to trustee recruitment and induction processes.

Taking part in various interactive activities, you will leave with greater knowledge of how to write a role description and gain new tools to help boost your marketing plans.

A thorough induction is crucial to help retain your new trustees, so we will look at what is required as a minimum as well as how best to administer the induction process.

You will also be introduced to our Age Friendly Network, with our coordinator talking about how the network can help older people in our communities share information and individual views on the topics that matter.

Who should attend?

This network meeting is for community building and village hall trustees across North, South and West Yorkshire, providing the opportunity to network and share information, advice, tips and thoughts on all aspects of running a hall.

What's included?

All attendees will receive a copy of the presentations and notes from the session.

Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided.

About the hosts

Nicky Ruddick and Vicki Sharp are Development Officers with Community First Yorkshire.

Nicky Ruddick has 20 years’ experience as a funding adviser, securing funding for hundreds of voluntary organisations including village halls, play areas, health and social care groups and youth clubs across North Yorkshire.
Vicki Sharp’s experience includes three years as the Volunteer and Operations Manager at a museum trust where she oversaw all operations including energy and phone contracts, access and environmental objectives. Prior to that she worked for 16 years in youth services including as a Disability Careers Adviser and Youth and Community Development Worker.

Jeanette Hague is the Age Friendly Network Coordinator at Community First Yorkshire, a new network for older people’s voice and representation throughout North Yorkshire.

Jeanette started with Community First Yorkshire in July last year and brings experience from a background of charitable work in network/membership building projects over the last 5 years, with some NHS work thrown in for good measure.  Prior to that Jeanette was an ambassador for the NSPCC touring primary schools in North Yorkshire and the Humber with her Mascot ‘Buddy’ delivering the ‘Speak out Stay Safe’ programme.

Jeanette is also a volunteer and Trustee at Scarborough Sea Cadets where she is their fundraising and grants lead.


This meeting is free.

Booking details

Bookings deadline: 09.08.2024

Book your place here.

Arrive at 09:30 for a 10:00 start.

Contact details

Booking queries: info@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk

Programme queries: communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk

Tel: 01904 704177