This is us

For everyone, for ever starts with every one of us.

At the National Trust, our motto is ‘For everyone, for ever.’ These aren’t just words on a page. They are the guiding principle that underlies what we do and how we do it from the moment you start your application. We know that making that promise a reality depends on building teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and creating an inclusive culture that enables every single person in all our teams to thrive.

We’re working hard to ensure that everyone feels like they belong. We’re actively listening to those within and beyond our organisation. We’re continually evolving so that everyone who joins us and works here feels respected, championed and empowered to do their best. You can find out more about what that means both here and on our ‘Supporting You’ page, where we’ve detailed examples of how we can help with adjustments during the recruitment process. It’s an ongoing journey and we want you to be a part of it.


Listening better to understand

Diversity and inclusion starts with our people. We’ve been working hard to understand what we can do differently, from adopting hybrid working to encouraging participation in support networks. Hear from Tiger De Souza, People Engagement Director and Hilary McGrady, Director-General of the National Trust, about how we’re working to make sure everyone can bring their whole selves to work.

Inclusion Council

Our Inclusion Council brings together the chairs of our Race Equity Network, LGBTQ+ Network and WorkAbility Network and representatives from our Executive Team, including the Director-General. The council provides the space that ensures our networks have a strategic input into the Trust’s direction, can champion inclusion, equity and diversity, and acts as a forum to discuss under-represented staff’s experience including delivering and monitoring any necessary solutions.

These networks are our Employee Network Groups (ENGs). They are networks comprising and led by staff from under-represented groups across the Trust, each supported and championed by a senior level Executive Sponsor. Each network is different, but all of them provide a safe space for colleagues to come together and share experiences, feedback and suggestions. They enable colleagues to work together and have a strong voice in determining what changes could be made across the Trust to create more equitable workplaces. Colleagues are free to determine their own level of involvement in any network.

Race Equity Network

WorkAbility Network

LGBTQ+ Network