The organisations and websites listed below may be of help if you are specifically looking to recruit trustees.  You can also register your opportunity on the new county-wide volunteering website – Oxford Volunteers.

Oxfordshire’s Lieutenancy – this county wide scheme helps to match people who have expressed an interest in applying for chair and trustee roles to opportunities in the sector.

Organisations who seek trustees are asked to e-mail with the following details:

  • Background: mission, objectives, constitution, trustees, finances
  • Role to be filled: skills and expertise, level of active involvement and time commitment
  • Contact person.

If appropriate these details are then forwarded to all on the Lieutenancy List so that those interested can contact the organisation directly.  It is the responsibility of the organisation to decide on any next steps in terms of the recruitment process.

Email for all correspondence about the Lieutenancy Trustee List:

Reach: Reach provide a free matching service for charities with a turnover of less than £1 million. Potential volunteers can create profiles documenting their skills and experience. Volunteers can apply directly for opportunities, and organisations can approach those with suitable skills directly.

Trustee findera partnership between the national volunteering website Do It and the Small Charities Coalition, Trustee Finder allow charities to advertise trustee vacancies for free.

Trustee Bank – Trustee Bank is free to members of NCVO who have an annual turnover of less than £1 million. They have links to high calibre trustees from corporates and match trustees to suitable roles.

Trustees UnlimitedTrustees Unlimited hold a database of individuals and work with strategic partners to source trustees for charities, community interest companies, student unions and so on. There is a charge for this service, details of which are outlined on the website.

Trustee WorksTrustee Works provides a free matching service to charitable organisations with an annual turnover of less than £1 million.

The Honorary Treasurer’s Forum – This is a membership forum which focuses specifically on the need of the Honorary Treasurer. There is an annual fee of £25 to be a member of the organisation and therefore able to advertise treasurer vacancies on this site.

Various recruitment agencies also carry advertisements for trustee positions including: Charity Job, Prospectus, TPP and Harris Hill

Voluntary sector media publications also carry adds for trustee positions including: Third Sector, Civil Society Media and The Guardian

If you know of any other sources of support which may be useful to other organisations seeking to appoint trustees, please notify OCVA so that we can advertise them here. Email