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Community Engagement Manager

  • Organisation:National Museums Liverpool
  • Location:Liverpool, England
  • Salary:£29,768
  • Contract type:Fixed Term Contract / Full Time

Our people are at the heart of National Museums Liverpool. Colleagues from across the NML team make a difference every day, creating memorable experiences for everyone and challenging expectations. We pride ourselves on being a place for everyone, but we are always aiming higher, aspiring to be representative of the communities we serve. Through our people, we are building a culture which embeds trust, respect and inclusion and an organisation in which people are engaged and empowered to enable National Museums Liverpool to evolve. You could be just the right person to join us.

We currently have the post(s) of Community Engagement Manager (Liverpool) available.

The International Slavery Museum is dedicated to increasing the understanding of transatlantic, chattel and other forms of slavery. We are a museum founded on community activism to engage, research, and explore the impact and legacies of historic slavery. The museum has worked with many charities, organisations, activists, and artists and continues to develop its collection and programmes.

We are undergoing a major capital transformation project to reimagine the Liverpool Waterfront that will raise the profile and position the International Slavery Museum within a network of local, national, and international relationships. We are strengthening our team for the next step of our journey.

There has never been greater public demand or a more pertinent need to understand the heritage of the transatlantic slave trade and discuss its legacies. This is a unique opportunity for someone with the passion, energy, and dedication to join our Learning & Participation team in a role that is critical to building relationships and trust with community stakeholders most affected and most invested in the outcomes of the International Slavery Museum redevelopment, and wider Waterfront Transformation Project.

We want to work with communities so a more diverse range of people can create a vision to transform the International Slavery Museum and Maritime Museum generously supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund with thanks to National Lottery players.

To be successful in this role, you will have extensive community engagement experience with diverse communities. The role will be critical to supporting the development of collaborative relationships with local communities in Liverpool, particularly those who are underrepresented, and most affected by the legacies of transatlantic slavery. The role will be part of a communities’ team developing and delivering community led dialogue and collaborative events and activities as part of the redevelopment of the International Slavery Museum and wider Waterfront Transformation Project.

If you think you match the job description and our organisation ethos then click on the link to apply with your CV and supporting statement indicating how you meet the person specification.

Additional Information

Disclosure and Barring Service Checks (DBS)

National Museums Liverpool carries out checks, at a level appropriate for each role, as part of our recruitment process. Checks are completed through the Disclosure and Barring Service, following a successful interview and conditional offer. Details of these checks are restricted to the People Team and not shared with recruiting managers.

If you have questions about the DBS service please visit

Overseas Applications

National Museums Liverpool are not currently a sponsor organisation for those applying from outside of the UK. This means that we will be unable to sponsor applications for a work visas from those who live outside of the UK and do not currently hold the right to work.

For more information on whether or not you need a Visa to work in the UK please go to

Application Closing Date: 17 November 2022

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