• Swindon  
    Wiltshire, United Kingdom
    perm, remote, temp to perm  
  • Company
    National Trust  
    Start date
    Six-month, fixed-term contract  
  • Closing date
    23 January 2023  
    Posted on
    23 November 2022  


The National Trust protects and cares for places so people and nature can thrive. Our Communications & Marketing directorate plays a key role in telling remarkable stories and promoting the mission of Europe’s largest conservation charity. We’re looking for a talented Copywriter to join our in-house creative team on a six-month, fixed-term contract.

You’ll work closely with our planners, designers and wider marketing team to create work that’s original, clear and compelling.

What it's like to work here:

We've got passionate people in all our teams, and we've got so much more we want to achieve. We're for ever, for everyone and we really mean that. At the forefront of our work is the internal creative team, who help shape and deliver brand communications that are meaningful and memorable.

Your contractual location will be our head office in Swindon, however there will be an opportunity to explore and agree hybrid working arrangements which strike the right balance for you and the Trust. The role will involve travel to our head office to meet with stakeholders and to carry out work.

What you'll be doing:

Reporting into the team’s Copy Lead, you’ll work on a wide variety of jobs within the National Trust, from fundraising projects to brand campaigns, direct mail, experiential activations, e-newsletters, webpages, online ads and much more. There’s a huge variety of briefs and challenges, and no shortage of opportunities to develop yourself and make your mark.

You’ll use your curiosity, creative flair and pragmatism. You’ll be a writer who is equally adept at devising powerful ideas as you are crafting language that expresses our tone of voice.

Who we're looking for:

You can view the full role profile for this role in the document attached. You don't need to have all the knowledge, skills and experience listed in the role profile; this is just to provide a full picture of what is possible in this role.

For this position we’re looking for someone who is:

  • Fearlessly creative and equally comfortable proofreading, reviewing and editing.
  • In possession of an excellent portfolio showcasing a wide range of previous work.
  • Adept at working collaboratively with other creatives.
  • A great communicator, in person as well as in writing.
  • Aware of marketing trends and best practices.
  • Committed to working for a charity, and all the values that go hand-in-hand with it.
  • Experienced in working within an agency or in-house creative environment.

The package:

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

  • Flexible working whenever possible.
  • Free parking at most locations.
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary.