National Trust jobs to go in reorganisation

The National Trust has announced that it is to scale down
its London headquarters with the loss of up to 70 jobs.

Some staff will be relocated to Bath or Chippenham as a
result of the changes but more people could be made redundant if they are not
prepared to move.

Four of the charity’s 15 regional offices will close and the
regions of Devon and Cornwall will merge under the plan announced by Fiona
Reynolds, the recently appointed director-general.

The changes will be introduced over the next two years and
are due to be completed by June 2003.

The charity confirmed that severance packages are being
prepared for those staff refusing to relocate.

However, no decision has been made yet on whether London
staff will move to Bath or Chippenham, said the National Trust.

Karen Higginbottom.
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