Assignment - Comic Relief – Recruitment of 4 Board of Trustees
It’s an exciting time at Comic Relief as they transition from the glorious years of the telethon to driving success in the modern, digital, global world. They are diversifying and will offer more ways for people to engage with their mission. Innovative thinking is at the heart and Comic Relief is looking for people who are dynamic and challenging to help shape
the future and support the delivery of a refreshed focus for the organization.
Most recently we have been working with Comic Relief on their Trustee recruitment for 4 Board of Trustee positions. Comic Relief approached us to support them on their campaign as they were keen to have a more diverse board of Trustees that is fully reflective of the population they support globally.
The brief was to help them to increase applicants from under represented backgrounds on their current board with a focus on Ethnic Minority and Female applicants which were under represented on their current board. As an organisation, they had previously struggled to attract applicants from these backgrounds onto their board of Trustees for a number of different reasons.
We have been working collaboratively with Comic Relief using our unique network access to diverse applicant pool and to date we have managed to provide a shortlist of candidates for interview with 68% of the applicants from a diverse background which includes, BAME, LGBT and Female representation.