Trustees Unlimited was created in 2009 to disrupt the market by providing affordable options for charities to openly recruit to their boards.
Avoiding ‘group think’ and asking challenging questions requires different voices around the table. And not just a token different voice – a multiplicity, drawn from a range of backgrounds, experiences, characteristics, places, reflective of the beneficiaries the charity currently serves and ideally those it would like to serve, too.
We are committed to ensuring that people with a diverse range of skills and experience are encouraged to apply and contribute fully as trustees. We will strive to remove the barriers that prevent people from applying to become trustees and help our clients to recruit and support people with a wide range of skills and lived experience.
Our staff have taken part in unconscious bias training, and we ask all candidates to voluntarily and anonymously complete a diversity questionnaire to help us track the diversity of our candidate and applicant pool.
Broadening our perspective
However, we certainly don’t have all the answers, which is why we have drawn on, and will continue to seek advice from a range of people to help us contribute to greater diversity on trustee boards and challenge our own thinking. They include: