How Governance works
“The National Trust is a wonderful organisation with the noblest of causes and those of us privileged to lead it must ensure it is run to high standards.” (Simon Jenkins, Chairman)
Delivering the Trust’s vision – ‘for ever, for everyone’ – every day, at our many wonderful places, is a demanding challenge. One that is only achieved through robust and transparent governance. Members of our governance community give their time and expert knowledge to underpin the day to day operations of the Trust, from how the organisation is run, decision-making, to setting and meeting objectives. It truly is a different kind of volunteering opportunity. Governance volunteers help us to ensure that we continue to deliver our promises by contributing to how we are governed and run, thereby protecting our magical landscapes and properties for ever, for everyone. They change the way people see us and attract more and more people to get involved with our work. How? By encouraging new thinking and bringing new opinions and new ways of doing things.
To find out more about how governance works you can visit our website view or download our governance handbook. It describes the principles of the trust’s governance together with the supporting policies and processes.