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Recruiting governors and trustees

Guidance and resources to help governing boards get the right people around the table.

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There are currently 250,000 volunteer governors and trustees governing in state-funded schools in England. Finding new volunteers is not always an easy task and recruiting from underrepresented groups can be particularly challenging.

This page summarises key stages of the recruitment process. Use the guidance and resources featured here to help attract new volunteers, run a successful recruitment process, create a diverse board, induct and retain volunteers.

This page covers:

  • identifying your board’s recruitment needs
  • promoting your vacancy
  • interviewing candidates
  • inducting new board members
  • increasing retention

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