Jobs and volunteering
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.
PSVT has recently secured funding from AIM Biffa Award through their History Makers programme to create an exciting new gallery in Port Sunlight which will launch in early summer 2020. We want to bring the story of William Lever to life – exploring his innovative thinking, impact and legacy – making it relevant and fun for local families and schools. The project will be transformative, effectively doubling the size of Port Sunlight Museum’s existing visitor offer. It also presents a unique opportunity to test out new ideas and ways of working which will inform future audience development activity and interpretive master planning.
The aim of the History Makers project is to encourage people to think about the wider world and to spark interest in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The theme is soap – making it, selling it, and using it – past, present and future.
18.75 hours (2.5 days) per week 7-month fixed-term
Salary £6,417 fixed term, £11,000 per annum (£22,000 F.T.E.)
We are seeking to recruit a Learning Officer to join the project team at a critical stage in the gallery’s development. You will ensure that the needs of families and primary schools are met by helping to shape the content of the new gallery and through the development of formal and family learning programmes. You will also lead a co-production project, working with two local primary schools to create their own displays for a section of the gallery and to build a sustainable relationship for the future.
If you like a challenge and are passionate about making a difference to people’s lives, then please get in touch.
The closing date for completed applications is 10am on Wednesday 14thAugust. Interviews will take place in Port Sunlight on Friday 23rdAugust 2019.
For an application pack contact the PSVT office on 0151 644 4800 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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.