Shape our future with your fresh perspective

Published : Wed 20th Dec

Home to characterful houses, glorious gardens, atmospheric woodland, rugged coastline, spectacular parkland, misty moorlands, Beatrix Potter and Hadrian’s Wall – well, you get the picture! – the North of England is incredibly diverse and incredibly special. We’ve ambitious plans for the huge variety of rural and urban treasures we look after, but we want to go further; we want to understand opportunities for business growth, help shape solutions for problems, offer more exhibitions and programmes, as well as protect wildlife and nature.

We’ve got ambitious plans in the North and we’re looking for experts who want to become influential volunteers by joining our Regional Advisory Board. Experts who’ll bring innovative ideas to the forefront and use their expertise to make sure we’re enhancing our visitors’ experience, attracting new audiences and helping raise vital income, too. It’s an opportunity like no other; a chance to shape our work and everything we do as you help to grow the nation’s love of special places.

Commercial and business growth

We need people with a strong commercial awareness who can advise us on new financial opportunities and income streams. Someone who can see exactly how and where we can grow our outdoor spaces to appeal to more people, as well as boost our income here to help us do more when it comes to conservation. Someone who can help us find profitable business partnerships or tap into a renewable energy project, for example.

Visitor experience

A huge part of what we do is making sure our visitors feel warmly welcome at all of our places and spaces, time after time. And that’s why we want to do even more to improve our visitor experience, inspiring the people who visit us and improve their understanding of what we do – and why we do it. Conservation is key. After all, it’s at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make. We’ve already got a whole raft of exciting programmes and innovative projects in the North, but we want more! Someone with a background in museums, galleries or exhibitions would be an invaluable asset to the board, someone who could help us make our visitors’ experience truly unforgettable.

Are you innovative, ambitious and driven enough to make a change to the world around us through your expertise and ideas? Then we’d love to hear from you. Find out more about governance roles at the National Trust.