Find a Trustee

About BoardMatch

How do you find a trustee passionate about your cause on a limited budget?

Advertising is a positive option, but it can be expensive with no guarantee of reaching the right candidate, and recruiting via word of mouth from within your network perpetuates groupthink and limits diversity.

We have thousands of motivated, committed, and relevant candidates ready to join your board.

BoardMatch will find you the perfect trustee to support your mission.

Is BoardMatch for you?

Who is this for?

BoardMatch is the speedy and streamlined approach to find a trustee you need if:

  • You have a limited budget.
  • You are open-minded about reviewing a range of different candidates.

BoardMatch is not a solution for

  • Recruiting a highly specialist trustee or chair.
  • Solving your diversity challenges — this is complex work and requires Board Search.

Our Service

Your dedicated consultant will support you to:

  • Define what skills, experience and attributes your board needs. Our recruiters have many decades of experience in recruiting brilliant charity trustees.
  • Ensure a relevant and appealing role profile.
  • Craft a compelling narrative telling the story of your organisation, to develop motivation and inspire candidates.
  • Identify the right candidates from our growing database of over 80,000 candidates and our networks by your dedicated consultant.
  • Advertise the role on relevant websites and across social media platforms.
  • Access fresh talent through our charity partner Getting on Board, who promote the role to thousands of followers and through their courses and events.
  • Interview, assess, and onboard candidates by providing best practice advice and guidance.

Why should charities choose BoardMatch?


We have an amazing track record with charities to deliver amazing outcomes. We place hundreds of trustees every year into a wide range of organisations, working with charities of every size, shape and stage.


You’ll get a package of support from brilliant recruiters, plus access to our broad network and growing database of more than 80,000 candidates. Many of us are trustees and understand recruitment from both sides of the table.


We’ll help you reach a broad variety of candidates from different sectors, regions and backgrounds. By promoting your role across platforms, we’ll get your role in front of thousands of prospective trustees with the right skills and interests.


We’ll manage the candidate attraction and advise on all aspects of the recruiting process. We’ll guide your board through the decision-making process and keep you on the straight and narrow. We challenge bias and keep a firm perspective on the people you really need. We’ll also provide feedback to those candidates who don’t make it through on your behalf so that they leave the process feeling positive and motivated to support your cause.


Ensuring visibility by promoting your role across a wide range of platforms. Our collaboration with Getting on Board allows us to reach people who have been on their trustee recruitment courses, and who are actively searching for the right trustee role.

Download our BoardMatch brochure.


How long does it take?

  • It typically takes around two weeks to gain a comprehensive brief, approve the role profile and write, sign-off and publish the recruitment adverts and social media.
  • The adverts are usually live for four weeks during which time we will search our database and undertake our networking process with prospective candidates.
  • We aim to shortlist in week 6 or 7 after which you can go ahead with the final stages of interview and assessment.
  • All projects will have a clear timeline agreed by all stakeholders at the outset, and we’ll tailor this to your needs.

“The service levels throughout from Peridot go above and beyond expectations. From the initial discussions which are carefully designed to ensure that the search focuses on finding candidates that will enhance the skill set of the Board – right until after the appointment when they contact both the College and candidate to ensure that all goes well, the experience is one of feeling that the extra mile has been travelled. We could not be more impressed – thank you so much.”

Governor Recruitment, Department for Education


How much does it cost?

  • BoardMatch is a fixed price, coming in at 50-60% less than our traditional Board Search services.
  • In the unlikely event that you don’t appoint to all of your vacancies on the first go, we will run a second search. This may include refining the brief.
  • There are discounts available for additional hires arising from the recruitment process.

Please contact Grant Taylor or fill out the form below to arrange a call about how we can find a trustee to help you drive your organisational goals with BoardMatch.

Grant Taylor, Managing Director, Peridot Partners

Grant Taylor
Managing Director

m. 07958 690184

Enquire about finding a trustee with BoardMatch