The Malvern Hills Trust is inviting candidates to come forward to stand for election to its board this November.

Nominations opened on Wednesday (September 27).

Candidate packs with further information about the role, becoming a charity trustee and nomination forms are now available from the Trust’s website and from the Trust offices.

Potential candidates who are interested in playing their part in the future of the Malvern Hills and Commons by standing as a trustee are invited to contact the Trust at for an informal chat.

The Trust is the charity that looks after much of the Hills and commons, which are protected under the Malvern Hills Acts, and its board of trustees are responsible for managing the organisation.

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Every four years, eleven of the trustees are elected by the voters of Malvern, Guarlford, Colwall and Mathon. 

Trustees are responsible for the strategic oversight of the charity, ensuring that it is meeting its statutory requirements and in caring for this iconic landscape, delivering the charity’s objectives.

The board meets at least five times a year, with most trustees also sitting on one of the four committees.

The Malvern Hills Trust election will be held this year on Wednesday, November 1.

A spokesperson for the Trust said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in making some of the key decisions about how the Trust delivers its charitable objectives.

“To operate most effectively, the Board needs people on it with a range of skills and knowledge.

“People with experience in areas such as land management, finance, charity governance or human resources would be particularly welcome.

“It would also be good to see candidates standing from a range of backgrounds who would bring more diversity to our Board.

“One important point to note is that being a charity trustee is different from being elected to a local authority. Once elected, our trustees are legally obliged to act solely in the best interests of the charity.”

All trustees are unpaid.  Candidates for election must fulfil certain criteria, which include being registered to vote in, living in or working in one of the wards or parishes that pay the Trust’s levy.  

Nominations will close on Thursday, October 5 at 4pm.  

Full details of the election process and more information about the Trust can be obtained from their offices at Manor House, Grange Road.