Rare opportunity to join PSVT’s Senior Leadership Team on a 12-month contract

Rare opportunity to join PSVT’s Senior Leadership Team on a 12-month contract


Update: Please note this post has now been filled. Thank you.


Port Sunlight Village Trust (PSVT) is seeking to recruit a dynamic and suitably experienced professional to join their Senior Leadership Team on a temporary basis.

We are looking to appoint a Director of Heritage to cover Parental Leave for up to 12 months. You will work with the CEO, other Directors, and Board of trustees to realise a new 5-year plan for the organisation and a longer-term masterplan for Port Sunlight.

About the post

As Director of Heritage, you will provide strategic and operational leadership for the Heritage Directorate, which is responsible for the care and protection of Port Sunlight’s heritage and collections and making their stories and legacies accessible and relevant to everyone through research and public programming.

As well as people management and overseeing the day-to-day operational management of the Directorate, you will also lead the following projects over the next 12 months:

  • Review of the 10-year Conservation Management Plan
  • Development and implementation of a new Monuments Strategy
  • Phase 1 National Lottery Heritage Fund bid for a new Museum concept and interpretive strategy for the site
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of Manchester working with communities to explore William Lever’s colonialist business practices in our museum and public spaces.
  • Equity Diversity & Inclusion improvement plan
  • Research into a new model for community involvement
  • Development of a new Volunteer Strategy
  • Bid for World Heritage Site Inscription, pending the outcome of an application to the UK’s Tentative List (due January 2023).

The successful candidate will ideally be able to commence the role in October 2022 and the contract will run until October 2023.

More information

More information about the post, including job description, can be found on the Jobs & Volunteering page on the PSVT website. You can also request an informal conversation with the CEO Paul Harris and Director of Heritage Katherine Lynch.

The closing date for completed application is 10.00am on Monday 5th September. Interviews are likely to take place during week commencing 12th September.

Diversifying our workforce

At present, diverse social groups are underrepresented at PSVT, and this is something we want to change. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from people who are of the Global Majority, Disabled, Neurodiverse, D/deaf, LGBTQIA2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit), and/or from working-class backgrounds. We are also keen to hear from candidates under 30 years old who are passionate about representing a younger perspective.


About PSVT

PSVT is a charity, private landlord and is custodian of Port Sunlight, a heritage site, visitor destination, and independent residential and business community. You can find out about our work, responsibilities and the village itself by visiting our website.


There are many benefits to working for PSVT. These include a generous holiday allocation and Medicash scheme, a strong emphasis on organisational values and workforce health, wellbeing and engagement, a beautiful working environment, and hybrid working arrangements.

PSVT is committed to ensuring that applicants for all paid and voluntary positions are provided with equity of opportunity. We encourage applications from all interested individuals, 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 determined to ensure our recruitment processes are fully accessible and that all reasonable adjustments are made to enable individuals to carry out their roles effectively.