The National Trust protects and opens to the public over 350 historic properties. It protects more than 248,000 hectares of land and 775 miles of coastline. We welcome over 24 million visitors every year.
We are looking for three External Members to work with our various Nominations Committees to help us find the best senior non-executives to join our Board, Council and their Committees. These appointments are for one term of five years; they are voluntary roles but expenses will be paid.
About our External members
Our External Members work with our various Nominations Committees to provide an independent perspective and advice with regards to governance appointments. Activities in which they are involved typically include appointing our Chair, Deputy Chair, members of our Board of Trustees and elections to our Council. Our External Members also support a range of specialist non-Trustee appointments to our Audit, Investment and Senior Management Remuneration Committees.
To read more about the role of External Members, please visit our website.
We are looking for people who have a real passion for the Trust and understand and appreciate our core purpose and strategy. Our ethos is based on looking after and sharing special places, and as an External Member you’ll have a valuable part to pay in how this happens. You’ll be helping to ensure we attract the best senior non-executives who will shape how the National Trust is run.
We are looking for people with a broad range of experience of governance in large organisations, and who have significant experience in senior non-executive roles or in similar capacities. You’ll be able to share your previous experience as a member of a Nominations Committee as well as your understanding of good selection and senior non-executive recruitment practices and support our ambition to broaden diversity across our non-executive community. And it’s about having a real, tangible impact on the organisation you love.
Our External Members are expected to be able to demonstrate actual independence of the National Trust over the past three years prior to appointment.
Knowledge of the charity sector and an understanding of the National Trust would be an advantage but is not essential.
The appointment is for one term of five years from 1 January 2018. The time commitment is approximately 10-12 days a year, with some of this time spent in preparation for meetings. This commitment is expected to be higher in the first year to allow for a full induction.
Closing date and interviews
The closing date is 5pm on Tuesday 4 July 2017.
Interviews for short listed candidates will be held in central London on Wednesday 23 August 2017.
How to apply and contacting us
Please provide the following:
A letter which explains your interest and how you are suited to this role
A full CV
The names and contact details of two referees
A completed diversity form (optional) can be downloaded from our website.
You can contact us and send your application to:
Telephone: 01793 817663
If you would like to discuss this role or would like any further information about the role or how our Nominations Committees work please let us know and we can arrange for the relevant person to contact you.
For more information please visit: http://www.nationaltrustjobs.org.uk/jobs/