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Conservation Adviser

Maternity Cover

Full Time 12 month temporary contract

From December 2015

Salary circa £22k depending on experience

Port Sunlight Village Trust is dedicated to the conservation and celebration of the extraordinary village of Port Sunlight. With ownership of most of the principal buildings, one-third of the cottages, all of the visible landscape, and restrictive covenants in force with all home owners, the Trust has a major role in securing the future of the village.

We wish to recruit an experienced Conservation Adviser to provide maternity cover for a recently established post. The successful candidate will work with the local planning authority, Historic England, village residents, contractors, and colleagues in the Trust’s Estates and Heritage departments to continue to protect the built heritage of Port Sunlight.

Under the supervision of the Heritage Manager, the job is to maintain and monitor information on the state of the architectural heritage of Port Sunlight and to share the data with relevant parties. You will provide a comprehensive support service to home owners and deliver hands-on workshops to help them care for their buildings. You will also assist in the implementation of initiatives to prevent additional erosion of architectural heritage in the Port Sunlight Conservation Area.

You will have a relevant degree in building conservation, architecture or planning and demonstrable experience in the field. You will need to have a keen interest in Port Sunlight, ability for problem solving and be able to show excellent interpersonal, negotiating and written communication skills. We are looking for a self-starter who wants to make a difference and who has the relevant experience and skills.

For an application pack, email or call 0151 644 4800. Please note CVs will not be accepted. For an informal conversation about the role contact Katherine Lynch, Heritage Manager 0151 644 4816. More information about Port Sunlight Village Trust is available on our website

The closing date for completed application forms is 10am on Friday 23rd October 2015. Interviews are likely to be held during week commencing 26th October 2015.


Series of Talks, themed on Port Sunlight Museum's Soap & Water Exhibition

Talks take place in The Old School Room at The Lyceum, Port Sunlight, CH62 4UJ

Ticket £5.00, per talk available from Port Sunlight Museum gift shop.

Call 0151 644 6466 or email, Booking essential.



Thursday 15th October, door open 6.30pm talk begins at 7pm

The History of Bromborough Port

By Gavin Hunter

Gavin looks at the first commercial wet-dock that opened in 1725 in Liverpool. Nearly 200 years later in 1930 Unilever's Bromborough Dock. at the time the largest private dock in the world, was opened. This richly illustrated lecture will unfold the history of the surrounding area, known as Bromborough Port, and bring to life the fascinating social and industrial story of this unique development on the banks of the River Mersey.

Wednesday 25th November, door open 6.30pm talk begins at 7pm

Prices Village: The Story of Bromborough Pool Village

By Glynn Parry

Glynn opens up the story of Bromborough Pool Village. Developed in 1854, it provided homes for workers in the nearby Price's Candle Factory, and the village stands in history as one of the villages constructed by wealthy industrialists that revolutionised the working and living standards of their workers.

Thursday 21st January 2016, door open 6.30pm talk begins at 7pm

The Influence of Water on the layout of Port Sunlight Works & Village

By Gavin hunter

The factory and village of Port Sunlight are built on fields once interspersed with tidal creeks. Cattle grazed and crops grew on fields bounded by streams draining the countryside from far and wide. Find out more about how the position and layout of the new buildings and houses were influenced by these original features to produce Port Sunlight as we know it today.



Dark Tales in the Cottage

Saturday 31st October

Chilling folktales of ghost, witches and boggarts that will make your spine tingle!

Enter the cottage if you dare......

Choose from: 6.15pm - 7.30pm - 8.45pm

Adults £8.50 * Concession/Child 12+ £7.50

Village resident receive 10% discount

Tel: 0151 644 6466


Booking essential.


October Half-Term

Family Fun Craft Activities


Create a work of art out of the autumn leaves, there are plenty to inspire you in Port Sunlight!

Tuesday 27th, Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th October

1.00pm - 3.30pm

£1.50 per child

In the Old School Room at the Lyceum

No booking required, drop in!


Port Sunlight Museum

Visit Port Sunlight Museum's gift shop and find a beautiful selection of products including a new contemporary linen range of products, plus the popular traditional linen style of oven gloves, tea towel, bags and matching pottery depicting views around the village.

Sunlight soap, calendars, pottery, jewellery, mugs, gift packs and so much more..... Open every day from 10am, call into the museum gift shop to find a warm welcome and a wide selection of quality gift products.

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T: 0151 644 6466 



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