Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest men of the Victorian age



We have a committed and enthusiastic body of both regular and occasional volunteers who assist with all aspects of the Society from administrative support to events organisation, marketing to front-of-house duties at our riverside museum in Hammersmith. Please see our Volunteer page for more information.


Youth Advisor at The William Morris Society

Closing date:  December 6th, 2019

Salary: Unpaid; Travel Expenses.

Location: London, UK

We are currently recruiting for one or more Youth Advisor(s) aged 18 to 25 to join our Education and Marketing committees to bring different challenges and insights and perspectives to our charitable purpose and development.

  • Able to commit to a 1 year term, there will be approximately a day per month of minimum input. Reasonable travel expenses are payable.
  • Willing and able to seek and represent the views of other young people, so they can represent wider and diverse views on the Board as appropriate.
  • Applications should be interested in learning more about the life and work of William Morris the contemporary relevance of his views and ethos and the running of a charitable organisation.

The life, work and ideas of William Morris (1834-1896) are as important today as they were in his lifetime. The William Morris Society exists to make them as widely known as possible.

The variety of Morris’s ideas and activities bring together those who are interested in him as a designer, craftsman, poet, and socialist, who admire his robust and generous personality, his creative energy and his courage. His ideas on how we live and how we might live, on creative work, leisure and machinery, on ecology and conservation, on politics and the place of arts in our lives remain as stimulating now as they were over a century ago.

The Society, established in 1955, publishes a Journal, Newsletter and commentaries on all aspects of Morris’s work and runs a varied series of talks and visits throughout the year. It encourages the re-publication of Morris’s works and the continued manufacture of his textile and wallpaper designs.

The Society’s office and museum are in the basement and Coach House of Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, and Morris’s London home for the last eighteen years of his life. During this time he ran his manufacturing company, Morris and Company, at Merton Abbey, he founded the Kelmscott Press and he held Socialist League (later the Hammersmith Socialist Society) meetings in the Coach House. Today the Society’s talks and other events are held in the Coach House; it also hosts exhibitions of works by Morris and his wider circle.

Our Board of Trustees and the Youth Advisor Role

The Trustees serve on a voluntary basis, and meet quarterly in London, serving on at least one Trustees Committee (meeting quarterly) as well as additional meetings when required. We are currently recruiting for a Youth Advisor aged 18 to 25 to join our Education or Marketing committees as an advisor. The purpose of recruiting a Youth Advisor is to broaden and diversify the range of skills, experience and insight to our Board of Trustees as well as to be representative of the work and values of the William Morris Society.

To apply for this role, please submit an expression of interest outlining your interest in being a Young Advisor at WMS and the relevant skills and experience you could contribute to the organisation and if you prefer to work with our Education or Marketing team as well as your CV and dates you are available to interview to with Application for Young Advisor at WMS in the subject line.

The closing date for this role December 9th, 2019

Interviews are scheduled to take place for this role at Kelmscott House in mid-December