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Chair & Trustees

New Lanark
This position is now closed to applications.


New Lanark is a World Heritage Site – an authentic and enduring historic community which preserves and celebrates social and economic values that remain of global contemporary relevance.

New Lanark Trust, an independent charity, is responsible for the restoration and regeneration of the village and for pursuing a sustainable management strategy to safeguard its future.

The Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team have agreed that the following objectives are critical to that future:

  1. Safeguarding the World Heritage Site
  2. Developing capacity and governance
  3. Successful marketing
  4. Strong commerciality
  5. Engaging the community
  6. Education and access
  7. Long-term sustainability

They now wish to appoint a Chair and two additional new Trustees who are inspired by New Lanark’s unique heritage, and who have empathy with the enlightened values of their enterprising and pioneering founders, David Dale and Robert Owen. In addition candidates should be able to demonstrate broad experience of corporate governance, sound business understanding and the ability to think strategically.

Board Responsibilities

As well as serving as charity Trustees, the role involves serving on the Board of Directors of one or more of the Trust’s wholly-owned subsidiary companies. Trustees should be able to commit to attend up to six Board meetings per year, sitting either as Trustees or Directors. These meetings are held at New Lanark. In addition, they expect members of the Board of Trustees to serve on one or more sub committees (e.g. the Audit Committee) and to attend occasional Board development sessions, related meetings and events, which can promote and develop New Lanark’s reputation, relationships and business portfolio.

Neither the Chair, Trustees nor Directors receive any remuneration. However expenses incurred in carrying out Board duties will be fully reimbursed.

For more information on the role and organisation, visit

For a confidential discussion please call Catriona Mackie on 0141 212 7555.

New Lanark Trust (Registered Charity SC008552).

To apply please upload your CV and covering letter / supporting statement below. 

If you do not receive an immediate acknowledgement then please contact Kelsey Sinclair on 0141 212 7555.