We were born in 1895 with the aim of opening up and protecting the beautiful places that people love and enjoy. Centuries on and our commitment to conservation has never been stronger.
As Europe’s largest conservation charity, we look after everything from coastlines, castles, country houses and cottages to farmlands, forests, entire villages, bats and butterflies. We do it all to make sure that their special qualities are enjoyed and enhanced for everyone, for ever. Our work ranges from £multi-million redevelopment projects to historic fashion revivals in our new Conservation Textile Studio. And we’ve recently invested record sums into repairing, improving and protecting special places from the threats of today. What does that mean for your career? A breadth and quality of conservation work like nowhere else in the country.
Conservation is a critical part of our strategy and everything that we do. We are not a ‘look but don’t touch’ museum – we want people to explore, experience and understand our work and here, you’ll help to bring the unique spirt of places and spaces to life. The rapid pace of social, economic and environmental change presents both threats and opportunities and we’re working hard to manage that. So, we’re investing in new ways that we can use our natural resources to be more sustainable and working closely with some very exciting partners. It’s a really special time for conservation at the National Trust and a truly fascinating time to join us.
Consultancy Manager / Lead Rural Surveyor
It’s fantastic to be part of an organisation with such a strong mission, and work with some of the most incredible conservation assets and treasures this country has to offer. The National Trust is essentially a highly motivated group of conservation enthusiasts working hard to look after our heritage and provide people with spiritual and physical refreshment; you couldn’t find a better place to work.
Head of Conservation Information
My role is unique in the fact that I’m able to cover a wide span of all different areas of conservation. And as someone who enjoys all the countryside the UK has to offer, working for the Trust really makes me feel like I’m making a difference.