To help us deliver our ambitious new strategy, we are looking for new Trustees to join us as integral and engaged contributors to our future.

Bath Preservation Trust (BPT) is a highly respected, award-winning charity based in the World Heritage City of Bath. We advocate and campaign for excellence in design and conservation planning to sustainably enhance the historic setting and appeal of the city, whilst enabling a thriving environment, community and economy. We also provide leading museums and learning experiences at four historic properties, including No. 1 Royal Crescent and the Herschel Museum of Astronomy.

BPT has emerged from Covid-19 as a stronger and more coherent organisation than it was before. We are about to launch our new strategy, Vision for 2030, which will see us return to full financial health, growing our income, reach and relevance to people. We are excited about how our role will influence carbon reduction in historic buildings, add value to the World Heritage designations, and positively contribute to the experience of residents, school children and visitors. We are also looking forward to two major capital projects in the next few years, which will see all of our sites reach their full potential.

Following a skills audit of exiting trustees, we are particularly looking to appoint new trustees with experience of the following:

  • Town Planning
  • Education
  • Transport
  • Private Sector – Business / Commercial / Retail
  • HR

We are committed to becoming a more equitable, diverse and inclusive organisation. To support and enable this process, we are particularly keen to attract applications from people who are currently under-represented on our board of trustees:

  • From Black, Asian or ethnically diverse backgrounds
  • LGBTQ+
  • Disabled
  • Non-binary

All applications will be considered equally on a rolling basis and the advert may be ended early if all vacancies have been filled. To arrange an informal discussion about the role of trustee, please contact Alex Sherman (he/him), Chief Executive by email at

Selected trustees will need to become members of Bath Preservation Trust and will be nominated for appointment at the AGM in July.

For further information about the role and full details of how to apply, please download the Bath Preservation Trust – Trustee recruitment pack Feb 2022

Please also complete the equal opportunities monitoring form. This will be separated from your application documents upon receipt and used for monitoring purposes only.Bath Preservation Trust – Trustee recruitment pack Feb 2022