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Jobs and volunteering

Job Vacancies

Port Sunlight Village Trust (PSVT) is an independent charity founded in 1999. 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.

In 2019 PSVT launched its first 5-year strategic plan, articulating an exciting new vision and direction for the organisation and historic village. We are now looking for a Volunteer Manager and a Fundraising Officer to help us to achieve our ambitious plans by embedding a new approach to volunteering, and supporting our fundraising activity, specifically through individual giving.

These are brand new posts, integral to PSVT’s ‘Brighter Future for Port Sunlight’ project, which is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Over the next 12 months, this project will strengthen PSVT’s income generation potential and facilitate the development of an enhanced offer for visitors, village residents and the wider local community. It represents the organisation’s first steps in realising our new vision for Port Sunlight, ‘to be an inspiring place to live, work and visit’.

At PSVT our values drive our actions and behaviours, so if integrity, respect, knowledge, passion, creativity and participation are vital to you in your work then we could be a great match.

Volunteer Manager
22.50 hours (3 days) per week 12-month fixed-term
Salary £15,100 per annum, £25,167 pro rata

As Volunteer Manager, you will be responsible for leading the implementation of PSVT’s five new principles of volunteering, which are: person-centered; one-team; community-focused; participation; and best practice.

You will be an important member of PSVT’s Heritage Team whose role is the development of the visitor destination, promoting Port Sunlight’s significance and relevance to the world, conserving the village’s unique heritage, diversifying income streams, and engaging with PSVT’s important stakeholders. However, you will be required to work across all teams at PSVT.

The closing date for completed applications is 10am Wednesday 24th July. Interviews will take place in Port Sunlight on Thursday 1st August 2019.

For an application pack contact the PSVT office on 0151 644 4800 or recruitment@portsunlightvillage.com Please note CVs will not be accepted.

For an informal conversation call Katherine Lynch, PSVT’s Director of Heritage, on 0151 644 4816 or email k.lynch@portsunlightvillage.com

Fundraising Officer
22.50 hours (3 days) per week 12-month fixed-term
Salary £12,600 per annum, £21,000 pro rata

As Fundraising Officer, you will help to build some of the necessary foundations for successful fundraising, with a focus on individual giving. PSVT is new to fundraising and this post will start to put in place new systems and processes to support our activity, and to develop and manage relationships with new and potential donors.

You will be an important member of PSVT’s Heritage Team whose role is the development of the visitor destination, promoting Port Sunlight’s significance and relevance to the world, conserving the village’s unique heritage, diversifying income streams, and engaging with PSVT’s important stakeholders

The closing date for completed applications is 10am Wednesday 24th July. Interviews will take place in Port Sunlight on Friday 2nd August 2019.

For an application pack contact the PSVT office on 0151 644 4800 or recruitment@portsunlightvillage.com Please note CVs will not be accepted.

For an informal conversation call Katherine Lynch, PSVT’s Director of Heritage, on 0151 644 4816 or email k.lynch@portsunlightvillage.com

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.