The Royal Parks - Trustee

Body: The Royal Parks
Appointing Department: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Sector: Culture, Media & Sport
Location: Most meetings are held in central London with others held in sites across TRP’s estate in Greater London.
Skills required: Change Management, Communication / Media / Marketing
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The role is unpaid but reasonable expenses will be paid.
Time Requirements: There are between four – six Board meetings each year and at least one strategy day.


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

The Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP has appointed Richard Hamilton as a Trustee to the Royal Parks for a term of 4 years, commencing on 2 April 2018.

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    Mid March


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Royal Parks (TRP) is a new charity set up to oversee the management of 5000 acres of outstanding parkland in London including unique historic landscapes, rare habitats, listed buildings and national memorials. It also undertakes commercial activity to support this work including concessions, licences and a high profile series of events. It has an important fundraising function. The organisation also supports a comprehensive volunteering network and an education programme.

The Royal Parks estate includes eight Royal Parks: Bushy Park, The Green Park, Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Regent’s Park & Primrose Hill, Richmond Park and
St James’s Park. It also cares for other spaces in the capital including Brompton Cemetery and Victoria Tower Gardens.

The parks receive over 77 million visitors a year and plays a key role in the tourism and cultural life of the country. The estate also hosts national ceremonial events and is an important provider of sporting facilities in London.

The charity works closely with key partners including other charitable, environmental, sporting, and cultural organisations.

Person Specification

All successful candidates will demonstrate:
● An understanding of and commitment to the objectives and work of The Royal Parks
including protecting and enhancing their intrinsic qualities.
● Strategic decision-making ability.
● A commitment to supporting fundraising activity.
● Excellent communications and representational skills.

● The ability to work effectively as part of a team, with experience of collective decision making at a senior level.
● A willingness to serve on Board sub-committees as necessary.

In addition to these core criteria, candidates will bring knowledge or experience in
– Strategic communications and stakeholder engagement. Experience of change management would also be an advantage.

How to Apply

To apply, please send:

  • A CV of no more than two sides of A4;
  • A supporting statement of not more than two sides of A4, setting out how you meet the criteria; this should provide details of your education and qualifications, employment history. directorships, membership of professional bodies and details of any publications or awards; and
  • The conflicts of Interest Form and the Diversity Form. The Diversity Form will be kept separately from your application and Conflicts of Interest Form, and will not be seen by the panel


Completed applications should be sent to: Please put ‘The Royal Parks Trustee” in the subject line. Alternatively, they can be posted to Priya Mistry, DCMS, 100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ.

To talk to someone about the public appointments process, please contact Priya Mistry on 0207 211 6402 or 

To talk to someone about the trustee roles at the Royal Parks please contact David McLaren on 0300 061 2018 or email 

Please note DCMS does not fund travel and subsistance for candidates attending interviews

Diversity Monitoring Form
Conflicts of Interest Form
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