Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Heritage conservation charity
  • Year established:
    1895
  • Website:
    http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk
  • Contact
    • Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2NA

About National Trust

Founded in 1895, The National Trust’s cause remains constant: ‘looking after special places forever, for everyone’. The organisation looks after coastlines, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages, historic houses, gardens, mills and pubs. It protects them and opens them up to the public.

The National Trust live and breathe their values: ‘love places, inspire people, think long-term, share our common purpose’, and their employees are passionate about promoting these values in each of the locations from which they operate.

Every year, over 70,000 staff and volunteers are invited to participate in the organisation’s internal satisfaction surveys, and full responsibility for the results is taken on by the executive team. Results are used to determine a plan of action for the next 12 months.

Director-General Dame Helen Ghosh, who is set to step down from her role in 2017, has an open leadership style and strong relationships with employees across all areas of the organisation. She has made over 500 visits to property teams in her five years with the Trust.


What is it like to work for National Trust

My Team
My Team
The National Trust help people to shape and develop their own effective teams by encouraging them to learn more about themselves and each other, develop trust and respect of one another and enjoy new experiences together, running Learning at Work Days to support this.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The organisation takes social responsibility very seriously and searches out opportunities for people to enjoy its special places, often working in partnership with other organisations and charities to ensure it reaches a diverse range of community groups.
My Company
My Company
The National Trust appointed a new Head of Diversity & Inclusion to help ensure the organisation is as diverse and inclusive as possible. To support this, teams have begun to review their local plans and consider new ways they can improve diversity in the communities they touch.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    11%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    13%

  • UK sites:

    200

  • Male : Female:

    37% / 63%

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Staff:

    8137

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