Good recruitment practice is not just about filling a vacancy. It can help an organisation attract the relevant skills and abilities to meet its objectives now and in the future. When it comes to fundraising roles, recruiting the right person can have a transformational impact on longer-term issues, ranging from expanding the core budget and funding model for charitable services, through to changing the organisation’s skill set and brand reputation.
Care must be taken to ensure that appropriate background checks are carried out, protecting the current workforce and beneficiaries. For charities working with the elderly and vulnerable (whether that is as beneficiaries, supporters, event participants, employees or more) DBS checks are vital.
Successful recruits will need to be a good fit with the organisation and the role itself, with the right level of skills and experience. It is important to encourage a diverse workforce and to commit to equal opportunities, providing fair remuneration and career progression options, never discriminating by age, gender, disability, race, religion or any other factor.
Questions to consider
• Are you recruiting for a paid or voluntary role?