Legal work experience with the National Trust






The National Trust is a charity which looks after places of historic interest and natural beauty for ever, for everyone. The Trust owns over 775 miles of coast line, 250,000 hectares of countryside and 3620 listed buildings (including mansion houses, castles, farms, villages, holiday homes, pubs and a gold mine).

About the Legal Team
Managing all of this land and the commercial operations which go with it requires a lot of legal support. The Trust has a legal team of 17 lawyers (with particular specialisms in property law, commercial law and dispute resolution), five support staff and three volunteers. The team is involved in a wide variety of work, from buying new properties to commissioning new art, protecting the Trust’s brand to working with tenants, helping with nature conservation and dealing with the impact of major infrastructure projects (like HS2), and responding to consultations on legislative reform.

Work experience with the Legal Team

The Trust’s legal team is offering the chance to spend a week with them this summer. Successful applicants will get hands-on experience of the legal team’s work, as well as talks about specialist areas of law and the Trust’s activities.

Who should apply?
People who are keen to pursue a career in law, have an interest in charities and a passion for history and/or the natural environment.

When is it?
The placement week will run from 24 to 28 June 2019.

Where is it?
National Trust headquarters in Swindon, known as Heelis (postcode SN2 2NA). Successful applicants will need to arrange their own transport. Heelis is a 15 minute walk from Swindon train station or parking is available nearby at £1 a day.

Are there any requirements?
Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

How do I apply?
Download the National Trust Legal Team – work experience application form and submit by 28 April 2019. Please do not send a CV.

When will I know if I’ve been successful?
If there are a lot of applicants, the Legal Team may need to have telephone calls with some applicants or other types of further assessment before deciding who has been successful. We will let applicants know whether they have been successful by 22 May 2019.

What if I have questions?