Trustee elections

Any member of the National Trust for Scotland can apply to be a candidate for election to the Board of Trustees.

Could you join our Board?

This summer the Trust will hold elections for candidates to stand for two vacancies on the Board of Trustees. Our Trustees are ultimately responsible for the strategic governance of the Trust’s activities and the achievement of our charitable purpose to promote the conservation, access and enjoyment of Scotland’s places of historic interest or natural beauty.

We need people like you to help us deliver the Trust’s vision: nature, beauty and heritage for everyone. We are looking for Trustees to lead the delivery of that vision as we build and recover from the recent challenges, undertake new projects and approach our centenary year.

All candidates must be able to demonstrate a passion for the cause of the Trust along with high-level leadership experience. In addition, this year applicants with skills or experience in two particular areas are being sought:

  • Historic buildings conservation and contemporary design
  • A commitment to the Trust and our work

We encourage applications from the whole breadth of our ethnically and culturally diverse membership, and from people at all stages in their careers.


Download a copy of the Trustee role description.

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 an open day and interview assessment on Wednesday 24 April 2024.

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.


Trustee application form

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Download our application form.

Get in touch

For more information email

The deadline for postal and email applications is noon on Friday 12 April 2024.