Step on Board is a full-service board placement programme, supporting employees to volunteer as non-exec directors and trustees of charities and voluntary organisations.

We have worked with 25 organisations and in some cases, we continue to work with our first ever clients. Organisations that we support include some of the world’s largest global businesses in industries including financial services, management consulting, technology, legal services, accounting, and private equity. We have also worked with a major UK government department, an arm’s length body and broadcaster. Of course, we also work with individuals who attend our Open Programme.

Our clients come to us for different things. These might include: 

  • Talent development
  • Partner transition
  • Fulfilment of CSR/ESG goals
  • Improving staff engagement 

The programme is designed as an innovative, cost-effective and sustainable approach to employee professional development, taking employees beyond the traditional avenues of leadership training and formal management education. This comprehensive and tailored programme provides employees with training, skills-matching and coaching, to make a success of their trusteeship.

Please see our case studies for examples of the work we have done.

Below are just some of the client we’ve supported with the Step on Board programme.

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“Our long-standing partnership with Step on Board enables our highly skilled senior staff to use their professional skills and personal passions to support charities and communities at a strategic level. The programme engenders very high levels of engagement, enabling people to develop board ready skills, broaden their networks and to make a real impact in communities they care about.?
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EY uses Step on Board to increase staff engagement, boost job satisfaction, and offer professional development. View the case study.
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“Mishcon de Reya has used the Step on Board programme to place our staff into trustee positions for a number of years.  This has proved incredibly successful because of the support that is provided, working with people on an individual basis and finding a trustee position that they are passionate about.  I cannot recommend this programme enough.”
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Barclays PLC was the first company to pilot Step on Board, and remains an advocate of the programme.