Projects and Programmes
We’re bigger than you think, more ambitious than you can imagine and with more variety than you might realise. Every day our project and programme teams are working to conserve our historic houses and gardens, restore our landscapes, and open up access to the places we love for everyone, for ever.
Currently, there are over 250 roles within our growing professional community and our work is critical to the delivery of c. £250m of project investment every year towards our charitable purpose and for public benefit.
Together, we’re creating new opportunities for people and nature to thrive, with wetlands and fenlands, dunescapes and riverscapes, green corridors, urban greenspace, events, exhibitions and experiences… and our ambitions don’t stop there.
We’re leading the delivery of new and improved cafés, car parks, cottages, retail facilities, renewable energy solutions, booking systems and membership platforms.
We’re serious about what it means to represent Europe’s largest conservation charity. So we make it our business to deliver with an approach that stands up to scrutiny from our stakeholders, and wins the confidence of our partners by taking a professional grip right from the start. We strive to ‘make it happen’ on time and on cost to standards of which we are proud.
In turn, we look for highly competent people to join us who have a passion for the project and programme profession. For apprentices and early career professionals, that means we look for a drive for delivery and a desire to forge a path in the profession.
For experienced hires, we look for qualified project professionals, with clear communication skills, who can demonstrate that they’ve led projects through the full lifecycle with excellent results and positive legacies.
If this sounds like you, no matter your background, we’d welcome your application to join the team.
In return, you’ll find a thriving and welcoming community that values diversity and inclusivity. We focus on putting people at the heart of project management, and our Centre of Excellence supports a culture of continuous professional development, creating the space for high performing teams across the organisation.
Project and Programme Management people
Project Support Coordinator
Projects are all about changing things for the better and I really enjoy playing my part in helping to make this happen. The sense of achievement makes all the planning and groundwork that goes into project delivery so worthwhile. I’m lucky to be able to work with a huge range of highly skilled experts and I’m pretty much guaranteed to learn something new every day.
As a Project Manager, I’m excited by the breadth and depth of the National Trust's work. My favourite thing about my role is providing project management expertise to projects such as Climate Adaptation, that will have a long-lasting impact on the UK as a whole.
Senior Project Manager
No two days are the same, and I have the privilege to work across a variety of projects from infrastructure to built heritage, community outreach to landscape scale nature conservation. I’m working in an environment that supports continuous growth and professional development and where I feel valued, challenged and inspired in my work. The National Trust is a great place to be a project professional.
Senior Programme Manager
Every day I get to work with brilliant people, helping to make brilliant things happen that have a real, lasting impact for people and places. The Trust has a wealth of experience and expertise that we’re able to channel through an exciting variety of projects and programmes. Add to that the opportunity to work with a whole range of organisations, people and communities, and you have a truly fantastic role that can deliver positive change and meaningful public benefit.