Trustees >> Guidance


Understand the role of trustees within charities and how you can recruit new trustees to your board.


Find a number of tools to get you started.

Model skills audit for trustees

Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service has a skills audit template available from its website for organisations to assess the learning needs of its board.


Trustee national occupational standards

Skills - Third Sector has a set of competencies outlining the trustee skill set required according to best practice. These standards can be used to help you develop a role description and develop your trustees.

Charity trustees guide

This factsheet by the CIPD looks at the structure of charities and the role of the trustee within a charity.


The essential trustee

This guide by the Charity Commission aims to help trustees understand their role. An easy-read version is also available.

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