Chief Executive of the National Trust for Scotland - Permanent and Full-Time
Chief Executive of the National Trust for Scotland
Added to site: 3 February 2020
Salary: £Please refer to Odgers Berndtson for further information
Location: Hermiston Quay, 5 Cultins Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4DF
Closing date: Friday 28 February 2020

The National Trust for Scotland is the independent charity that protects and shares some of our most precious historic places and natural landscapes on behalf of the people of Scotland.
With over 365,000 members it is the largest membership organisation in Scotland and since 1931, has pioneered public access to and conservation of some of the most magnificent buildings, collections and habitats in Scotland. Through dedicated teams of volunteers and staff, we care for ancient houses, battlefields, castles, mills, gardens, coastlines, islands, mountain ranges and all the communities, plants and animals which depend upon them.

Together, the places and objects in our care tell the stories of Scotland and the Scots: how our people travelled and interacted with the wider world, taking with them their energy and values and returning with new ideas and treasures. Without our involvement, many of these places and things would have been lost forever to the damage caused by time, tide, climate, voracious pests and change of use.

The National Trust for Scotland now seeks to appoint a new Chief Executive who shares the core values of the Trust and who brings wholehearted commitment to the achievement to the goals and objectives of the Trust. The new Chief Executive must be an outstanding and innovate leader in what is a prominent and highly visible role. They must be able to nurture and develop relationships with a wide and complex range of prominent stakeholders. The Chief Executive should be both willing and able to shape and embody the culture of the National Trust for Scotland.

It is an exciting, rewarding and wide-ranging job, requiring organisational and inspirational talents.

Contact details:
In order to apply, please submit a comprehensive CV along with a covering letter which sets out your interest in the role and encapsulates the aspects of your experience relevant to the required criteria. Please include current salary details and the names and addresses of three referees. Referees will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates. The preferred method of application is online at: For a conversation in confidence, please contact Andrew Lees ( Closing dates for applications is Friday 28th February 2020 at 12 noon. Following a long list meeting of the Selection Panel, successful candidates will be invited to attend preliminary interviews with Odgers Berndtson during February and early March. The final interview process with The National Trust for Scotland will take place on Friday 13th March 2020.

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