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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 members

The National Trust for Scotland is looking for two members 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 are looking for candidates with experience in: (i) gardens and horticulture, and (ii) finance, governance, and risk management, who can join our other Trustees in demonstrating a commitment to the Trust and our work.

You would be joining the Trust at an important time, as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and look to our future in the development of our new ten-year strategy. As protector of some of Scotland’s finest landscapes, we also have a crucial role in tackling climate change.

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


Trustee role description

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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 an information and assessment process during the week beginning 19 April.

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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Get in touch

For more information contact Nicola Blyth, Governance Manager and Solicitor on

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 16 April 2021.

There is no requirement for applications to be posted.