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Premium Board Search

As well as our free website service, we offer a Premium Search that helps find the perfect trustee for your board.

This is a fully managed service where we do the heavy lifting so you can focus on leading your organisation.

How it works

Not-For-Profits who have identified the need for a new Trustee through their skills analysis exercise will work with a Boardmatch Charity Account Manager, who will:



Discuss the skill requirements - Results of skill analysis.

Agree the timeline - Important board dates

Assist preparing a role specification for the board vacancy - ensures potential trustees understand the commitment

Finding the Right Candidates

We identify candidates with the necessary skills & qualities for the role, ensuring they have a keen interest in your organisation.

Through extensive networks, suitable candidates will be proactively identified & approached.

Through the selection process, a shortlist of candidates will be sent for interview stage.


Interview & Board Appointment

Complying with your board's recruitment plan, we will arrange interviews between candidates and the Not-For-Profit.

We will assist & advise you on your interview process - What questions to ask and tips on best practice. We can also work with you on your board recruitment plan to ensure it follows best practice.


Premium Searches are based on the annual turnover of each Not-For-Profit. 

For further information about our Premium Search Service, please contact Caradh O'Donovan.

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Read experiences from Not-For-Profits who have found trustees through our Premium Search

Vincent Keenan, CEO, North & East Housing Association

"North and East Housing have used Boardmatch over the last three years to fill ordinary board member vacancies. I can’t recall exactly how we heard of Boardmatch but they would be well known within the not-for-profit sector. The position we were seeking was the Chairperson role. We felt a more targeted search was required for this specific role and some of the criteria for the role you may not get using the online service.

We have recruited 6 board members through the service. Each director brings their own skill set, finance, legal, HR, operational, asset management. This has brought a broader perspective to our board".

Jim O'Brien, Chairperson, Friends of the Elderly Ireland

"Friends of the Elderly decided to avail of Boardmatch’s Premium Board Search Service as it had been recommended by a friend. We were not aware of any other services and when we heard of Premium, but we knew it suited our needs. The process has exceeded our expectations. We recruited 3 board members through the service. The new board members have brought financial and social media expertise to the board which will greatly benefit the organisation".

Brendan Whelan, CEO, Social Finance Foundation

"To date Social Finance Foundation have received 8 trustees through Boardmatch. We chose to continue to use the Premium Search service as our first experience had been very positive. Our existing board have been very impressed with our new trustees sourced through Boardmatch, and the new trustees have enabled us to maintain gender balance and lessen the average age of the Board. We would recommend the Premium Search service to other not-for-profits – primarily for the quality of candidates and also for the good quality service Boardmatch provide".