Our Regional/Country Advisory Boards

Biddulph Grange Garden © Andrew Butler

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We have eight Advisory Boards whose role is to use their local knowledge to support regional/country management teams in delivering the Trust’s strategic objectives locally.  Members of Advisory Boards complement the skills of staff on operational issues and act as ambassadors for the Trust, as well as providing support when considering major initiatives and investments.

We currently have eight Advisory Boards in East of England, London & South East, Midlands, North West, Northern Ireland, South West, Wales and Yorkshire & North East.  Specific areas of their involvement include:

  • To bring knowledge of the region/country, its people and their needs to the Trust, and to make connections with communities and locations where we currently don’t have them.
  • To help shape the region/country’s strategies and associated plans; to highlight issues of importance/concern that should be reflected within them; and once set, to challenge and support the Director and his/her team in their delivery.
  • To debate major issues affecting the region/country, so helping the Trust position itself in relation to them.  To establish sub-groups as necessary.
  • To act as a critical friend to the region/country including reviewing performance against an agreed set of strategy related key performance indicators while in general avoiding scrutiny of individual property performance.
  • Within the scheme of delegation, to advise staff as needed on major schemes or strategic initiatives within the region/country involving specialist panels if necessary.
  • To consider and advise the Board of Trustees on acquisitions, declarations of inalienability and major projects in the region/country.