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.


What is it like to work for National Trust

My Manager
My Manager
Managers must attend the Great People Management Programme, introducing a range of excellent performance-management techniques, processes and tools. The Future Engage Deliver programme is a three-month modular programme developing a common language of what leadership means.
My Team
My Team
Innovation within the organisation contributed to them winning Best Not-For-Profit Team and Best Intranet at the Institute of Internal Communications Awards. Managers get a monthly toolkit of core messages they tailor to their teams, while the annual visitor experience awards celebrate the year’s most inspiring work.
My Company
My Company
The Trust aspire to look after special places forever, for everyone. With a diverse workforce, they strive to innovate to communicate this. They communicate their People Strategy and Values under the banner ‘You are the National Trust’, making their staff the heroes of communication.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • 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

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    14%

  • UK sites:

    200

  • Male : Female:

    36% / 64%

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Staff:

    8770

  • Staff Turnover:

    9%

Regional Engagement

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