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Trustee elections

Any member of the National Trust for Scotland can put themselves forward as a candidate for election to the Board of Trustees.

Trust seeks new Board member

The National Trust for Scotland is looking for a member to join our Board. Our Trustees are crucial to the work of the Trust and collectively, their backgrounds, skills and experience reflect the diversity of the organisation’s activities.

This year, we want to reflect the diversity of our membership and seek more candidates who can join our other Trustees in demonstrating a commitment to the Trust and our work. Now more than ever, we need people who can help us with decision-making through these difficult times and for the recovery in the aftermath.

If you share that commitment, and are interested in this opportunity, we look forward to hearing from you!

Download detailed information on the role description and person specification.

Applicants will take part in an assessment process which will aim to ensure that candidates with the skills the Board needs are proposed for election and allow more understanding of the responsibilities of being a member of the Board.

Successful candidates should be available for a videocall interview on 24 April 2020. Download further information on the Trustee election assessment criteria. 

If you are a member and have the skills, time and passion to help us take our next steps, please do get in touch. Trustees are not paid, but expenses are reimbursed.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying, please download our application form.


Get in touch

For more information contact Nicola Blyth, Governance Manager and Solicitor on 0131 458 0293 or email

This year, applications may be submitted electronically and in up to 3 separate parts to take into account the signatory requirements of the candidate, proposer and seconder. All parts of the application must be emailed to us by the deadline at noon on 17 April 2020.

There is no requirement for applications to be posted.