Looking for a NED or Trustee

Recruit a Non-executive Director or Trustee

Supporting you to find the right talented leaders for your organisation

At WIG, we sit at the intersection between the private, public, academic and not-for-profit sectors meaning we can recruit both new and desired experience to your board. We offer three levels of service, allowing us to provide a recruitment solution that is tailored to your budget and needs.

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Why recruit with WIG?

Our purpose

As a not-for-profit organisation, we are committed to building understanding and sharing learning between sectors rather than commercial purpose. All profit is reinvested back into achieving our charitable purpose.

Our network

As a membership organisation, we work closely with over 230 organisations including FTSE 350 companies, government, arms-length bodies, local authorities, universities and not-for-profits. Through our events and training programmes, we’ve built a Non-Executive and Trustee network of over 9,000 senior leaders with board-level experience across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Our insight

We understand the sectors represented in our membership and their interdependence. This insight helps us to identify opportunities to bring cross-sector talent to organisations during the recruitment process.

Our D&I commitment

We are committed to assisting our clients form diverse boards. In the past 12 months, 55% of our appointments have been women, and 35% were people from an ethnic minority background.

Our talent team works closely with you to understand your needs before conducting a targeted search and selection process to find the perfect fit for the organisation and individual. Our unique, cross-sector expertise, extensive professional network and varied membership gives a highly skilled and diverse talent pool to draw from.

"We have used WIG for several recruitment drives and have been impressed with the high-quality applicants that have been put forward. This has enabled us to appoint on every occasion, occasionally with more than one successful candidate. The team has been professional at all times and kept us up to date throughout the process."

Steve Cross

Managing Director, Avante Care & Support

Over 20 years of experience

We’ve been recruiting Non-Executives, Trustees, and Chairs to public sector and not-for-profit boards since 1999, making over 350 successful appointments.

Our public sector experience ranges from working with government department main boards to high profile agency boards and arms-length bodies.

A snapshot of recent clients

We’re committed to ensuring that all talented individuals have the opportunity to lead and succeed.  Through our extensive professional networks and rigorous search process, we support client organisations to appoint from a rich, diverse and inclusive talent pool.

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"WIG has supported our last four NED appointments. PSAA’s work is quite specialised and so we look for a recruitment search which not only focuses on the all-round skills of effective Board Members but also prioritises knowledge and expertise which is directly relevant to our business. The WIG team put the work in to really understand our brief and deliver a tailored search. The results speak for themselves - our most recent recruitment attracted 42 applications, a shortlist of eight high quality candidates, and ultimately led to two excellent appointments."

Steve Freer

Chair, Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd.

The recruitment process

We support you through the end-to-end recruitment process from initial brief to successful appointment.

  1. Preparing the brief: we’ll work with you to develop a detailed specification drawing on our extensive sector knowledge and the unique needs of your organisation.
  2. Conducting the search: we search our diverse and extensive membership base and broader networks for suitable candidates to match your brief.
  3. Shortlisting and selection: we’ll work with you to shortlist candidates against agreed selection criteria to identify competencies, skills and experience.
  4. Interviews: we organise interviews with shortlisted candidates and work with you to develop a briefing pack for the selection panel.
  5. Candidate management: we liaise with each candidate to keep them up-to-date with the selection process and offer feedback to support their development.

Bring diversity of thought to your board at any stage of the recruitment process. 

WIG provides three different levels of service depending on your organisation’s needs and budget:

  • Full service: Creation of a brief, search methodology, advert and candidate pack, promotion on the WIG website, website, email to our network, full search function including the creation of a target list, approaches, regular updates, longlist presentation and full support through arranging interviews to supporting onboarding.
  • Limited Service: Finalisation of brief, promotion on our website, email to our network, dealing with incoming enquiries.
  • Hybrid Service: This incorporates the limited service with a range of selected add-ons from the full service, based on elements of the service you would like WIG to conduct. The full list of pricing is available in a tailored proposal.

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