A Community First Yorkshire event

Trustee Essentials Session 6 – How to Successfully Recruit Trustees

Office desk including a keyboard, a recruitment notebook, pen, glasses, and coffee.
You need new trustees to join your board or management committee but how do you implement a successful recruitment campaign?

How do you decide what voices and experiences are missing from your trustee board? What do you need to consider in advertising, selection, interviews, appointment and induction?

We’ve got you covered in this one-hour session which will provide you with a clear understanding of how to successfully recruit trustees and strengthen your board.

We will provide you with links to our free guides and resources to help strengthen your recruitment process.

Event aims

This one-hour session will give you an introduction into how to recruit trustees for your charity board, giving you a clear understanding of recruitment to strengthen your committee.

We will provide you with links to our free guides and resources to help strengthen your recruitment process and let you have details of our Trustee Recruitment Masterclass.

This live, interactive training focuses on the role in practice. Along with our other trustee training sessions, our training will support you in your role as trustee and ensure you are meeting the Charity Good Governance Code.

What will you learn?

Gain an understanding of:

  • How to work out who you need on your board
  • How to plan the recruitment process
  • How to find your new trustees
  • How to shortlist and interview trustees
  • How to get the onboarding right.
Take advantage of our suite of trustee training sessions

You can either dip your toe into this one training session, or dive right in to all of our sessions.

We’ve developed a suite of trustee training that covers everything you need to know about becoming a great trustee, as set out in the Charity Good Governance Code – from finance and risk, to safeguarding, diversity and recruitment.

Other training sessions available to you include:

Who should attend?

This training is suitable for charity trustees and staff of charitable organisations looking to recruit new trustees.

Please note this training is aimed at organisations and groups based in North Yorkshire or delivering services within North Yorkshire.

About the trainer

This training will be delivered by Hilary Ashton. Hilary has many years’ experience working with charitable groups and community organisations across North Yorkshire.

Cost and concessions

£18 (including VAT)

Concessionary places

  • Thanks to funding from North Yorkshire County Council, we have free ‘first come, first served’ places if you meet either of the criteria below. You can self-select a free place during booking.


  • You are from a North Yorkshire VCSE organisation with an income of up to £5k


  • You are from a North Yorkshire VCSE organisation with an income of up to £25k which is experiencing financial hardship and would struggle to pay .

These spaces are limited so if a free place is not shown when you go to book, you can ask to be added to the waiting list for a free place on a future training session.

No shows and concessions

Please note that if you don’t attend training that you have booked on without giving seven days notice, you will be required to make the full payment. This also applies to free places. This is to allow as many participants as possible access to our training. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.


Attendees can receive refunds for cancellations up to seven days before the event date.

Contact details

If you have any questions about booking or invoicing please contact info@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or telephone 01904 704177.

Booking details

Book your place on this session here.
Booking deadline date: Tuesday 14 March 2023, 12:00pm