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Jobs and volunteering

Job Role

Heritage Manager
Permanent contract
Salary: £27k – £30k depending on experience

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic heritage professional to lead the delivery of Port Sunlight’s Conservation Management Plan. You will be a strong manager adept at running complex projects and working effectively with volunteers, colleagues, consultants, and contractors. Experience of developing sustainable partnerships and a passion for engaging people in heritage is essential. Knowledge of building conservation and planning policy would also be extremely advantageous.

This is a brand-new post created at an exciting moment in PSVT’s evolution. To whet your appetite, in 2021 we will: Review our 10-year Conservation Management Plan; co-commission a public realm strategy with Wirral Council; undertake condition assessments of our monuments and landscape features; complete a significance study; and develop an enforcement strategy.

Described as an industrial workers village, Port Sunlight is one of the finest surviving examples of its kind in the UK. A Conservation Area, nearly every building and monument is Grade II listed and some of our landscapes are registered. Each year we welcome approximately 300,000 visitors who come to admire the quality and diversity of the architecture, learn more about the village’s rich history and heritage, and take a stroll around the green spaces. We are a living village too, with approximately 2,000 residents living in the original workers cottages and playing an important role in making the village such a special place.

PSVT is a charity and custodian of Port Sunlight; a heritage site, visitor destination, and 21st century community. Our responsibilities are broad and our business diverse, but our team is comparatively small. What we lack in size we make up for in our approach and ambition. Our vision is to make “Port Sunlight, an inspiring place to live, work and visit.” Our mission “We are guardians of a unique and beautiful village, working with its community to ensure a great quality of life for residents and to celebrate William Lever’s amazing legacy through cultural and learning experiences for all”. You can find out more about us here and on our other website and by reading our 5-year Strategic Plan.

PSVT is committed to ensuring that applicants for all paid or voluntary positions are provided with equality of opportunity, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, offending background, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We are also committed to ensuring our recruitment processes are accessible and that all reasonable adjustments are made to enable individuals to carry out their roles effectively.

For an informal conversation about the position please email Katherine Lynch, Director of Heritage, to arrange a suitable time to speak. For an application pack, including a copy of the full 10-year Conservation Management Plan, call 0151 644 4800 or email Please note CVs will not be accepted and all applications should be submitted electronically.

The closing date for completed applications is Monday 19th April. Interviews will be held during wc 26th April.   


Customer Services Administrator
Full Time 37.50 hours per week
Salary £16,000 – £18,000 p.a.

PSVT is proud to be an Investors in People Silver accredited company and we are looking for a Customer Services Administrator who can demonstrate that they have the attributes to support our values and the willingness to help us deliver our goals and contribute to the success of the business.

We are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of our historic model village and our responsibilities are broad and diverse, including managing tenancies, maintaining properties and landscaped areas.

Based in our office in Port Sunlight Village, the Customer Services Administrator will be responsible for delivering a high quality reception service for all PSVT customers and will perform administrative duties to ensure the smooth running of the office. They will also provide advice regarding allocation of residential properties and garages, rent payments, liaising with contractors and other stakeholders.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate experience of delivering excellent customer service and show evidence of a ‘can do’ attitude through identifying solutions to maximise performance in a timely manner.

Job sharing will be considered.

For an application pack contact: or download here. Please note CVs will not be accepted.

The closing date for completed applications is 10am Tuesday 6th April 2021.


Volunteer Role 

Our staff and volunteers are integral to the success of the village.

Port Sunlight could not function as we do without the invaluable support of our volunteers. Volunteers themselves also gain a lot from their work at the Trust: they develop new skills, make new friends and get to contribute to their local community. Volunteer roles include:

 Meeting and greeting visitors at our Edwardian worker’s cottage
Meeting and greeting visitors at Port Sunlight Museum
Helping out at special events, e.g. lectures, village trails, shows and road races
Carrying out historical and collections-based research
Caring for our collections
Leading learning sessions with schools and other visitors
 Surveying our buildings
• Helping to maintain our bedding displays

Our commitment to supporting and developing our volunteers is outlined in our Volunteer agreement form.

We are currently not recruiting any volunteers at the moment, please check back again soon to see available opportunities.