National Trust
26th January 2024
17th March 2024
Job Type


Unremunerated – Expenses Paid

The National Trust protects and cares for places so that people and nature can thrive. We look after hundreds of historic houses and buildings, close to a million objects as well as vast areas of coastline, countryside, woodland and parks – for everyone’s benefit. This makes us the biggest conservation charity in Europe

The Trust has three Advisory Groups: Historic Environment, Natural Environment and Collections & Interpretation, each consist of a chair and 11-15 members who have varied skills, knowledge and experience. These groups have a key role advising senior leaders on strategy and supporting Trust staff to make fully informed decisions. The Trust welcomes the added value that this high-level advice from independent, external, and authoritative sources provides.

We are looking to appoint two new members to the Natural Environment Advisory Group. We seek individuals who can work at a strategic level with Executive Directors, chair group meetings, provide insightful and constructive advice in a collegiate and professional manner during meetings and are keen to get out to National Trust sites when required.

We are looking to appoint new members with expertise in the following areas:

·      Climate change adaptation and/or mitigation with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

o  Carbon sequestration through land management and agricultural practices.

o  Knowledge and experience of a range of habitats and their role in carbon storage and sequestration; particularly inland and coastal wetlands, peatlands and grasslands.

o  Climate adaptation responses for the natural environment and our landscapes.

o  Assessing climate risks to the natural environment and implementing adaptation strategies.

·      Practical large-scale farm/ land/ nature management with expertise in one or more of the following:

o  Farm/land/nature management with direct hands-on experience of working at a large-scale stewarding land through periods of significant change.

o  Experience of building novel partnerships and funding arrangements for significant land use/management projects.

o  Practical experience of working with blended funding to deliver land management outcomes.

The roles require a commitment of up to ten days a year and is for an initial term of three years with the potential for a further term of three years.

The National Trust value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture. They actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, religions, sexual orientations and those with disabilities, believing that a diverse leadership helps them better deliver their mission of promoting and preserving places of natural beauty and historic interest for the benefit of the nation, for everyone for ever.

If you would like to find out more about these opportunities, please visit our microsite:


Closing date for your application: 11:59pm Sunday 17th March 2024

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