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Roles & Responsibilities

The Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire is His Majesty’s representative in the County and is charged with upholding the dignity of the Crown. They are responsible for the promotion of civic, commercial, voluntary and social activities within Nottinghamshire. By statute, Lord-Lieutenants and Deputy Lieutenants retire at the age of 75. 


Key elements of the role include:

  • Arranging visits of Members of the Royal Family, and receiving and escorting Royal Visitors as appropriate;


  • Presentation of medals and awards on behalf of The King to individuals, voluntary groups and business organisations;


  • Participation in civic, voluntary and social events within the county;


  • Liaison with local units of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army, Royal Air Force and their associated Cadet Forces;


  • Leadership of the Local Magistracy as Chairman of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the appointment of Justices of the Peace (who are also known as Magistrates);


  • Representing His Majesty The King at the ceremony which is intended to celebrate the significance of becoming a British citizen and welcome new citizens into the community.



The Lord-Lieutenant appoints Deputy Lieutenants who are able to undertake duties on their behalf and has specific attributes in mind, including:

  • A strong commitment to our constitutional monarchy, democratic values, the rule of law and human rights;

  • Can evidence a personal commitment to social inclusion;


  • Significant service given to the Country and/or the County;


  • A continuing commitment to serve the community, both within and outside the framework of the Lieutenancy, whether or not requested by the Lord-Lieutenant;


  • Particular expertise which can contribute to the Lieutenancy’s understanding of affairs within the City or County;


  • Has talents currently missing from the Lieutenancy cadre;


  • Geographical location to help with the coverage of all local authority districts in Nottinghamshire;

  • Probity, honesty and the ability to gain the respect of the community;


  • Ability and willingness to make time within their existing commitments to support the work of the Lord-Lieutenant by deputising for them at Remembrance Parades, on Royal Visits and at citizenship ceremonies in the County and by contributing their skill sets in ways that will help support one or more of the Armed Forces of the Crown, the local economy, the charitable sector and the honours and awards system.



Potential DL’s are normally identified through the wide range of networks and organisations operating throughout the City and County as well as people who become known to the Lord-Lieutenant through their work. The overall aim is that within Nottinghamshire, DLs are widely representative of the diverse Nottinghamshire community and contribute a broad mixture of skills.


The Lord-Lieutenant, Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants roles are all voluntary, unpaid positions and no expenses are received.

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