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Build your board

With Charisma you get an unrivalled approach to trustee recruitment. We support you to prioritise diversity of thought around your board table, so your organisation can soar.

Board and trustee search

Board and trustee roles are absolutely key, so we know you’ll want to nab the best of a brilliant bunch. To start the process, our dedicated team gets to the core of your ethos, ambitions, values, and objectives. Knowing your organisation inside out helps us find the ideal candidates.
Having an all-white, all-male board of over-60s can be a liability for your organisation. Not only are the “aesthetics” a problem in general, but potential funders could be put off. You could even be excluded from applying for funds in the first place. Your board will lack diversity of worldview, lived experience, and insight. And as well as being unethical, it’s just bad for business. Our recruitment processes ensure you access a truly diverse talent pool.

Trustee recruitment accounts for over a third of the consultancy work we take on.

Because it’s a core focus, our senior consultants have built up an in-depth understanding of what being a board member involves. Some even sit as trustees themselves, so they know both sides of the process.

And when your vacancy is mission-critical, our extensive network becomes all the more important. We’ve built up connections over decades, with access to top talent from commercial and charitable sectors. We also work with partner organisations to widen the talent pool further still. No stone is left unturned.

Our 100% trustee success rate just shows how focused (some might say relentless) we’ll be when we search for your perfect person. Get in touch if you’d like us to start looking.

Case studies

Black Cultural Archives
Solent Mind and Mayfield Nurseries
Enham Trust
Hestercombe Garden Trust

Why Charisma?

We’ll find your perfect person
Decades of experience in the charity and not-for-profit sector means we can snout out talent like a pig snouts truffles. We’ll find candidates with the skills and experience you’re looking for, so you can get on with changing the world.
We care about our people
Our business is all about people, and our own lovely humans are Charisma’s biggest strength. We invest in their development because we want them to continue being industry leaders. And to keep them happy, naturally. We offer flexible working because when we’re at our best, we can help you do incredible things.
We keep our ears to the ground
We stay up-to-date with all the latest industry trends, developments and other goings-on to give you a full consultancy service. Nothing gets past us. So, we can advise on your legal and ethical duties, and also give you the heads up on what’s working (and what’s not) in the sector.
We care about all people
You can only be truly innovative when you’ve got a diverse workforce bringing unique perspectives to the work you do. We tear up the tick lists and reach out to a wide range of candidates, regardless of their background.
We partner with you
This isn’t a one-way thing. We work alongside you, get to know you, and learn how you work. That way, we can find the best candidates to match your unique needs. The end goal is to put your organisation in a stronger position; we meet you where you are now and go from there.
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