Beatles fan needed for 'once in a lifetime' tour guide job - here's how to apply

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Beatles fans may want to dust off their CVs - the National Trust is now recruiting for a new guide to work at the childhood home of Paul McCartney.

The opportunity, described as a "once in a lifetime" role, has opened thanks to a long-serving member of staff retiring.

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The Liverpool home on 20 Forthlin in Allerton is where John Lennon and McCartney practised may of the early songs which would go on to make them world-famous as members of the Beatles alongside Ringo Starr and George Harrison.

You might be in with a chance of working in the childhood home of Paul McCartney. (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

The National Trust is now looking for someone to take over from long-standing guide Sylvia Hall and give visitors informative tours of the home. The trust also own Mendips, a 1930s semi-detached house in Woolton where John Lennon spent his early years.

The charity are looking for someone with "accurate historical knowledge" to bring the "early years of two of the Beatles' story to life".

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McCartney lived at 20 Forthlin in the 1950s and 60s from the age of 13 to 22, and it's estimated around 100 Beatles songs were composed there.

Tours are run on a seasonal basis by the National Trust, and in here time, retiring guide Sylvia Hall has given tours to stars like Debbie Harry, James Taylor and Jackson Browne. Even McCartney himself visited during a 2018 "Carpool Karaoke" segment with James Corden.

Around 100 Beatles songs were reportedly written in McCartney's childhood home. (Photo by Getty Images)

Simon Osborne, general manager of the National Trust's Liverpool properties, told the BBC: "We're really looking for someone who has a passion for bringing the early years of two of the Beatles' story to life.

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"The successful candidate must be as enthusiastic about helping to care for these important places of music history as they are about caring for our visitors. This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity for any fan of the Beatles who is the right person for the job."

For more details about the job and how to apply, visit The closing date will be Friday, February 28 2020.