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Charity trustee recruitment

Every charity can build a strong board if it invests in recruitment. However, recruiting a trustee can be a daunting, costly and time consuming process.

Before Nurole, charities had limited options to fill vacancies on the board. Executive search firms tend to be prohibitively costly. Adverts on jobs boards result in a flood of low quality applications. Using their own networks to find someone who 'fits in' often leads to group think or trustees who are not truly dedicated. All these methods cost the charity far more than it gains.

The Nurole platform was built to solve these challenges. We believe charities should concentrate their funds on the causes they were set up to serve. We believe the third sector should have access to the best board talent in the world, not just those who happen to be in their network. Using technology, we make those people available to charities with minimal hassle and at low cost.

Read the stories below from charities like you to learn more about how we can help.

Of course, if you're looking to find a trustee role for yourself instead, we'd be happy to help.

Ingredients of a successful search

Why charities choose Nurole

Cost

Our searches are a fraction of the cost of traditional search. Our pricing model is inspired by the belief that finding a trustee should be affordable for all charities.

Quality

Our candidates are hand-picked to ensure the highest calibre of talent. We screen them to ensure they are board ready; each applicant is worthy of consideration.

Reach & diversity

We help you cast the net wider so candidates come from different personal and professional backgrounds your board needs to hear from.

Passion

Every candidate has considered your role and consciously chosen to apply. That way, you know they share your passion and commitment to the cause.

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Learn why Nurole has a net promoter score over double the industry average for recruiting charity trustees.

Charity client perspectives

Arts

Charity client perspectives

Community

Sean Kennedy, CEO, London Irish Centre

Through Nurole we have now found 4 Trustees through 3 separate processes. Needless to say, we’re greatly impressed with how efficient the Nurole team was throughout the whole process and how cost effective it was. If you’re looking for superb candidates, I can recommend Nurole as a great place to start.

Sean Kennedy, CEO, London Irish Centre
Richard Barron, Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Buttle UK

We approached Nurole as we had heard great things about the platform and wanted to test it ourselves. We needed high-quality, well-connected individuals with a passion for Buttle’s work to join our Chances for Children campaign board. Nurole lived up to expectations and we are excited to see how Nicky will help us further our work helping children and young people who are in crisis.

Richard Barron, Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Buttle UK

Charity client perspectives

Education

Marc Jordan, CEO, Creative Education Trust

We enlisted the help of Nurole to recruit a new non-executive to our board of directors. The field of candidates was very strong and we made a successful appointment.

Marc Jordan, CEO, Creative Education Trust

Charity client perspectives

Emergency & development

Charity client perspectives

Environment & conservation

Sharon Johnson, CEO, Galapagos Conservation Trust

We were very pleased with the ease of use of the Nurole platform and impressed with the high calibre of the candidates presented. The process was transparent and seamless, and we found an excellent new Trustee for our board!

Sharon Johnson, CEO, Galapagos Conservation Trust

Charity client perspectives

Health & disability

Adrian Williams, Chair, Royal Trinity Hospice

Nurole quickly identified a wide range of excellent candidates for us, [three] of whom we appointed to our board. Each has strong and relevant individual experience, a passion for our work and together they broaden our skills, age and gender balance. Nurole exceeded my expectations.

Adrian Williams, Chair, Royal Trinity Hospice
George Pepper, Co-founder, Shift.ms

We were hugely impressed by the approachability and support from the Nurole team to help us create a posting which would deliver the most relevant candidates. And in turn, the quality of relevant applicants we received was outstanding. The two Nurole candidates we appointed are going to make a huge impact to us and the people we support.

George Pepper, Co-founder, Shift.ms

Charity client perspectives

Heritage

Caroline Crewe-Reed, Head of Philanthropy, Historic England Foundation

We were greatly impressed by the response to our role posting, which attracted many candidates who were passionate about our cause and who demonstrated relevant and interesting experience and skills. As a result we have now appointed four Trustees and are excited to see how they help The Historic England Foundation grow and continue to meet its charitable objectives.

Caroline Crewe-Reed, Head of Philanthropy, The Historic England Foundation
Ben Cowell, Deputy Chair, The Heritage Alliance.

We were thrilled to use Nurole in our search for new Trustees, particularly since Nurole can reach networks that may not be touched by our existing communications channels. We were delighted that such a diverse range of people showed an interest, and even more pleased that Chris Sutton has now agreed to join our Board.

Ben Cowell, Deputy Chair, The Heritage Alliance.

Charity client perspectives

Society

Kevin Mathieson, CEO, Over the Wall

I’m so impressed with the success rate we’ve had with Nurole on our two adverts this year that I plan to repeat them annually. It’s a great way of refreshing the charity’s support base with high calibre candidates.

Kevin Mathieson, CEO, Over the Wall
Ben Willows, CEO, UK Sailing Academy

Through one posting on Nurole we have appointed three new trustees and we have been impressed both by the calibre of candidates who applied for the role and by the service provided.

Ben Willows, CEO, UK Sailing Academy

Charity client perspectives

Welfare & rights

Nicola Sharp Jeffs, CEO, Surviving Economic Abuse

Surviving Economic Abuse is a relatively young charity and we decided to use Nurole to seek board members due to their track record and low costs for non-profits like us. The process was straightforward and the platform incredibly effective.

Nicola Sharp Jeffs, CEO, Surviving Economic Abuse

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