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Daffodils line the Lime Tree Avenue near the Hercules statue in springtime at Chirk Castle, Wrexham, Wales | © National Trust Images/Emily Roe

Y Pwyllgor advisory group is a crucial part of achieving our work in Wales, and we’re looking for new members. If you feel you can volunteer your external insights, experience and passion to help shape our work, then we would love to hear from you.

The National Trust was established in 1895 by people who believed that we all have a fundamental need for access to nature, space and beauty, and that special places need protection.

Y Pwyllgor advisory group is crucial to our work in achieving this in Wales today, and we’re looking for new members.

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Join Y Pwyllgor advisory group

We're looking for volunteers to join Y Pwyllgor, our advisory committee.

We are looking for volunteers who are based in Wales who can advise us, think creatively about the opportunities our nation offers, and bring new connections and perspectives in delivering our strategy and plans in Wales.

A quote by Lhosa DalyNational Trust Cymru Director for Wales

Y Pwyllgor advisory group

Y Pwyllgor is one of two country and four regional advisory groups across the National Trust in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Y Pwyllgor has up to nine members who advise, support and challenge the Director for Wales and her team to develop our thinking on strategic priorities, themes or projects.

Members of Y Pwyllgor bring their knowledge of Wales, as well as insights, networks and innovation from external organisations and sectors to help the National Trust look after special places for everyone, for ever in Wales.

It’s the passion of our people and supporters that makes the National Trust a special place to work and volunteer. People are the key to our success. If you feel you can volunteer your external insights, experience and passion, then we would love to hear from you.

We’d love the experiences and perspectives on Y Pwyllgor to be as diverse as the urban and rural communities across Wales, and as varied as the stories of our places, people and collections. If you don't think that you're a 'typical' National Trust visitor or supporter, then you're probably just the sort of person who can help us.

A quote by Jamie SeatonY Pwyllgor Chair

What's involved

We currently meet face to face three times a year at one of the places we care for in Wales, with additional short online meetings, typically held at lunchtime or evenings in the working week. The overall time commitment is a minimum of five days per year.

As a member of Y Pwyllgor, you will be contributing to the work of Europe’s largest conservation charity and helping to shape our response to the challenges of the 21st century.

Members of Y Pwyllgor will gain or develop experience of playing an advisory role in a large, complex organisation with commercial, charitable and public benefit roles.

This is an opportunity to play a part in restoring and protecting some of Wales’ finest historic houses, archaeological remains, scheduled monuments, coastline, woods, farmland, nature reserves, gardens and landscapes.

At the core of all Y Pwyllgor’s work is thinking about how to make the special places we look after more accessible to as many people as possible.

How to apply

We are looking for skills and expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Diversity and inclusion

  • Welsh culture and history

  • Youth engagement

  • Visitor business

  • Fundraising

  • Sustainable development and the Well-being of Future Generations Act

Please note that previous Board or Committee experience is not essential.

In order to apply to become a member of Y Pwyllgor advisory group, please return an application by 28 May 2024.

Please read the full recruitment pack for further details.

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