The National Trust For Scotland
The National Trust For Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC007410

Our purpose is to protect, care for, share and speak up for Scotland’s magnificent heritage. We’re Scotland’s largest membership organisation and we’re independent of government.

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Trust seeks new Board members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th April 2021

The National Trust for Scotland is looking for two members to join our Board. Our Trustees are crucial to the work of the Trust and collectively, their backgrounds, skills and experience reflect the diversity of the organisations activities.

This year, we are looking for candidates with experience in: (i) gardens and horticulture, and (ii) finance, governance, and risk management, who can join our other Trustees in demonstrating a commitment to the Trust and our work.

You would be joining the Trust at an important time, as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and look to our future in the development of our new ten-year strategy. As protector of some of Scotland’s finest landscapes, we also have a crucial role in tackling climate change.

If you share that commitment, and are interested in this opportunity, we look forward to hearing from you!

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Major Gifts Executive

  • Part time
  • £22,572 – £24,184 pro-rata
  • Hermiston Quay, Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd April 2021

The specific purpose of the role is to work with the Head of Fundraising and Major Gifts Manager to create, develop and implement meaningful cultivation opportunities to deepen engagement with our supporters and ultimately increase donations.

You will assist the Major Gifts Manager in the implementation of the overarching strategy for Major Gifts, and the pipeline of prospects that feed into Major Gifts (donors giving at £1,000+ over a year). This will ensure a joined-up approach to Major Donor engagement from identification, through to recruitment, thanking and stewardship.

The Major Gifts Executive role’s focus is on delivering the strategy for those giving at the lower – mid range of Major Gifts (£1K - £6K), as well as ensuring there is an ongoing analysis and development of how we continue to develop and increase support from these donors.

You will support the activity to develop new networks of major donors to drive our charitable work

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Major Gifts Administration Officer

  • Full time
  • £19,731
  • Hermiston Quay, Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd April 2021

The specific purpose of the role is to support the Major Gifts Manager in the administration of the Major Gifts strategy. Helping to improve efficiency, ensuring records of correspondence, income and expenditure are kept up to date, as well as undertaking event logistics.

You will work to support the Major Gifts Manager, and closely with the Major Gifts Executive and well as other colleagues within the fundraising team, Customer and Cause Directorate and those teams in other directorates with which fundraising partners. You may on occasion work with appointed agencies which provide outsourced support to the Fundraising function, and play a key role in database and administrative support.

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Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,947 – £35,497
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th July 2021

KEY PURPOSES

This job exists to develop and communicate Trust policy in order to guide conservation and visitor management practice. In addition the post-holder will contribute to the Trust’s role as an advocate for the conservation of Scotland’s heritage, and for access, learning and enjoyment of that heritage.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Key Purpose of the job will be met by:

  1. Initiating/facilitating the development of new Trust policies through consultation with relevant Trust staff and other experts
  2. Promoting the Trust’s policy agenda and raising the Trust’s profile by building sustainable external relationships and proactively engaging with the Scottish Government, its agencies and other stakeholders and interest groups
  3. Contributing to national policy debate on key heritage issues to further Trust policy objectives
  4. Tracking external policy and legislative developments and drafting submissions/responses such that the Trust’s position on heritage issues is widely known and understood, and is influential in shaping government policy and legislation
  5. Alerting colleagues to relevant policy and administrative developments in their areas
  6. Working closely with internal colleagues to ensure that the Trust’s Principles and policies are understood by all staff and volunteers and embedded into Trust-wide decision-making and work-planning processes.
  7. Undertaking general administrative tasks (such as correspondence, filing, copying, diary management, making practical arrangements for meetings/interviews, taking/distributing meeting notes or actions, collating data and updating databases, and reports to funders) appropriate to the effective delivery of the role.

The current duties of this job do not require a criminal records (Disclosure Scotland) check to be carried out.

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Legacies Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,928 – £29,784 pro-rata
  • Central Office, Hermiston Quay, 5 Cultins Road, Edinburgh EH11 4DF
  • Closing 30th July 2021

This job exists in order to (i) provide high quality advice on and effective management of the administration of legacies and legacies income received by the Trust on a day to day basis, and (ii) ensure the proper processing of legacy income and establishment of restrictions on legacies funds received.

The Key Purposes of the Job will be met by:

  • Working with the Fundraising, Finance, and Legal teams to establish and maintain an effective end to end process for the administration of legacies income in the Trust;
  • Planning, budgeting, and regularly reporting on the receipt of legacies income by the Trust over a rolling biennial cycle;
  • Providing advice, recommendations and assistance on the management, administration, and use of legacies income by the Trust on an operational basis (whilst under the guidance of the Trust’s solicitor for any unusual or sensitive matters);
  • Working with the Finance, Fundraising, and Legal teams to manage the administration of all legacy income received by the Trust to ensure a full and proper accounting for all legacies income due;
  • Maintaining accurate records of legacies income on both the CRM and Finance systems;
  • Managing the Trust’s relationships with executors and solicitors acting on the winding up of estates in which the Trust has an interest to ensure the proper and timely receipt of funds and the maximum possible value of funds in line with the legator’s wishes;
  • Establishing and nurturing excellent relationships with executors to ensure that the reputation of the Trust is upheld:
  • Liaising with co-beneficiary charities and managing good relationships to ensure the proper and timely receipt of funds
  • Working with the Finance, Fundraising, and Legal teams to manage the administration and scrutiny of liferent and other trusts in which the Trust has an interest;
  • Liaising closely and working collaboratively with the Trust’s fundraising team to ensure excellent supporter relations are maintained; and
  • Liaising closely with the Trust’s finance team to ensure the proper accounting and, where appropriate, restricting of legacies income.

The current duties of this job do require a criminal records (Disclosure Scotland) check to be carried out.

About you

Qualifications

Desirable

  • A paralegal qualification or relevant degree;
  • Institute of Legacy Management certificate or similar qualification.

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience of the administration of legacies whether in a legal or charity environment;
  • Ability to work independently and to adapt quickly to changing priorities;
  • Demonstrable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with executors, supporters, and internal and external stakeholders.

For more information about the role visitFind a job | National Trust for Scotland (nts.org.uk).

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Board Vacancies

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland
  • Closing 20th April 2022

The National Trust for Scotland is looking for members to join its Board.

Our Trustees are ultimately responsible for the strategic governance of the Trust’s activities and the achievement of our charitable purpose to promote the conservation, access, and enjoyment of Scotland’s places of historic interest or natural beauty. We need people like you to help us deliver the Trust’s new vision: nature beauty and heritage for everyone. We are looking for Trustees to lead the delivery of that vision as we build and recover from the recent challenges, undertake new projects, and approach our centenary birthday.

All candidates must be able to demonstrate a passion for the cause of the Trust along with high level leadership experience. In addition, this year applicants with skills or experience in three particular areas are being sought:

• Broad commercial legal experience

• Collections management and conservation

• Commercial management of land, buildings and estates

We encourage applications from the whole breadth of our ethnically and culturally diverse membership and from people at all stages in their careers.

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Risk Management Officer

  • Full time
  • £33,702
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th June 2022

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

This role exists in order to:

1. Develop and implement the processes for capturing, monitoring, and reporting-on internal compliance with external-facing and internal-facing policies;

2. Develop and implement the processes for capturing, monitoring, and reporting-on identified corporate risks and their mitigations;

3. Advocate risk-management and compliance across the organisation, and pursue non-compliance.

It should be noted that this role does not normally handle financial risk and audit, matters relating to data protection compliance, and health & safety risk and audit.

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Climate Change Officer

  • Full time
  • £33,702 – £37,281
  • Edinburgh, Hermiston Quay
  • Closing 23rd September 2022

The protection of Scotland’s natural and cultural heritage, its flora and fauna, and its landscapes and buildings is a core purpose of the National Trust for Scotland, driving activities across the organisation, and informing its identity as a charity, as well as the identity of Scotland and its people. All of these elements are fundamentally threatened by the impacts of climate change. As such, action in response to climate change is a central concern for the Trust.

This has been recognised for a number of years by the Trust and work has been taken forward including development of a Climate Change Action Plan, an adaptation assessment, renewable energy initiatives, climate risk modelling and energy reduction strategies. Unfortunately, some of this momentum was lost during the pandemic but the Trust has recently published a renewed commitment to mitigating and adapting to climate change within its published 10 Year Strategy which includes a target to be carbon negative by 2031. The Trust has also recently concluded an estate wide natural capital baseline assessment.

The Trust is now well placed to bring a renewed, dedicated focus to the challenges associated with climate change. This new post will act as a focal point for development of policy, standards and guidance to drive changes and support colleagues in finding solutions for adaptation to make our operations and properties more resilient to the negative impacts of climate change.

JOB PURPOSE

This job exists to:

Provide thought leadership and coordinate policy, standards and guidance on climate change issues within the National Trust for Scotland primarily focused on climate change adaptation.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. Lead on development of climate change related policy, standards and guidance. The key vehicle for this will be a new long term climate change adaptation plan. The plan will cover the full scope of NTS assets across the built and natural estate, working with the relevant sector and property specialists as well as external agencies and academics.
  2. Procure specialist advice and research into heritage related climate change adaptation.
  3. Establish a new NTS forum for sharing climate change issues and for development of policies, projects and plans.
  4. Provide advice to property staff on request and through production of briefings and contribution to project development
  5. Act as the lead NTS contact for climate change issues with external bodies including Scottish Government, Historic Environment Scotland, NatureScot, Scottish Land and Estates and Scottish Environment LINK
  6. Lead on relevant Scottish and UK Government consultations relating to climate change
  7. Act as the lead NTS contact and actively contribute to the international Heritage Environment Network
  8. Devise and report on performance measures to track progress with compliance and implementation of targets within plans and strategies
  9. Act as a key media spokesperson for NTS on climate change heritage impacts and adaptation, contributing material to NTS communications
  10. Contribute to the wider work of the department and the Trust as required
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Top job! Environment & Climate Change Manager

  • Full time
  • £43,050 – £47,667
  • Edinburgh, Hermiston Quay
  • Closing 23rd September 2022

The protection of Scotland’s natural and cultural heritage, its flora and fauna, and its landscapes and buildings is a core purpose of the National Trust for Scotland, driving activities across the organisation, and informing its identity as a charity, as well as the identity of Scotland and its people. All of these elements are fundamentally threatened by the impacts of climate change. As such, action in response to climate change is a central concern for the Trust.

This has been recognised for a number of years by the Trust and work has been taken forward including development of a Climate Change Action Plan, an adaptation assessment, renewable energy initiatives, climate risk modelling and energy reduction strategies. Unfortunately, some of this momentum was lost during the pandemic but the Trust has recently published a renewed commitment to mitigating and adapting to climate change within its published 10 Year Strategy which includes a target to be carbon negative by 2031. The Trust has also recently concluded an estate wide natural capital baseline assessment.

The Trust has been monitoring its environmental performance in compliance with ESOS and SECR reporting requirements. Planning and reporting against our carbon negative target will require the introduction of new policies, systems and approaches to be adopted across the organisation through procurement, people management and the management of buildings and land.

JOB PURPOSE

This job exists to:

Lead on policy, standards and guidance on environmental management to create the framework to enable the organisation to address its target of being carbon negative by 2031 and be transitioning to be more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

  1. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
  2. Lead on development of environmental management policy, standards, target setting and guidance.
  3. Be responsible for reporting on environmental performance including ESOS and SECR and relevant internal performance reporting including key performance indicators and the annual report.
  4. Be responsible for ensuring the organisation has sufficient systems in place to manage and report against environmental performance- notably carbon equivalent emissions, waste management, water and energy efficiency
  5. Establish a new NTS forum for coordination of environmental management, performance monitoring and sharing best practice
  6. Provide advice to property and national function staff on request and through production of briefings and contribution to project and strategy development
  7. Act as the lead NTS contact for environmental management issues with external bodies including Scottish Government, SEPA and Scottish Environment LINK
  8. Lead on relevant Scottish and UK Government consultations relating to environmental management issues
  9. Line manage the Climate Change Officer and oversee development of the Trust’s climate change adaptation policies, plans and guidance.
  10. Act as a key media spokesperson for NTS on environmental management issues contributing material to NTS communications
  11. Contribute to the wider work of the department and the Trust as required
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