Job Opportunities

Job Vacancy – Chief Operating Officer

This is an exciting time for the S&P Sephardi Community and we are now looking to recruit a Chief Operating Officer (COO).

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a new, senior-management role, created to ensure the effective planning and delivery of the S&P’s day-to-day operations, and the implementation of major development projects, to achieve the creative vision of the organisation and to meet its financial objectives.

The COO will report to and work closely with the new Chief Executive and provide him with operational and implementational management and support. The COO’s specific areas of responsibility will be defined by the Chief Executive, but will include finance, human resources, management of IT systems and administration. The COO will also help to implement new projects aligned to the strategy.

General Duties to Include:

  • Report to and support the CEO and Board of Trustees
  • Head up the Finance Function, IT and HR
  • Ensure all accounts are in order and filed with the Charity Commission
  • Prepare annual budget
  • Provide monthly management accounts/reports
  • Ensure all accounting and tax records are up to date
  • Ensure all HR policies and procedures are up to date
  • Ensure the IT infrastructure of the charity is running efficiently

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Qualified accountant with at least 5 years working experience post qualification
  • Knowledge of & experience in Sage is essential
  • Experience of working in the not-for-profit/charity sector desirable
  • Ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to manage people and motivate them to produce excellent results
  • Experience in project management methodologies and in business process design desirable

Competitive salary for the right candidate including private healthcare.

To receive a full job description and to apply please email:

With a covering letter + CV to arrive no later than 13th July 2018.


Fundraising Manger 3 days a week 21 hours £32,000 – £35,000 pro rata plus performance related bonus


Since 1701 the Sephardi Community has been a key component of British Jewish Community life. Today it is just as relevant and continuing work carried out by the various activities and services provided by the S&P Sephardi Community require additional voluntary funding.

The community is growing and is ambitious, with exciting plans for the Kahal (Community) , including offering more education, lectures, programmes, cultural exchanges and a packed calendar of social events for all ages and interests; and there is the desire to provide upgraded, accessible and more comfortable facilities.

There is a great desire from both the Rabbinical staff and Trustee Board, supported by the staff, to to reach out to all Sephardim and to preserve, share and celebrate the rich heritage and traditions; ensuring that they can be enjoyed and cherished by all and for generations to come.

A fundraising consultant has been working with the S&P Sephardi Community since early 2016 and has created the framework for continued successful fundraising – especially through Major Donor activity.  The new role of Fundraising Manger (part-time) will carry on this work and be responsible for the day to day fundraising activity.

A new CEO is currently undertaking an organisational review and a vibrant and fundraising function is a key component of the plans for the charity. In addition, there is an exciting and unique opportunity to potentially play an important role in the HLF Bevis Marks project.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To create and deliver a fundraising strategy to ensure the annual voluntary fundraising target is met
  • To be responsible for managing and co-ordinating the existing and future fundraising activities of the S&P Sephardi Community providing a consistent umbrella approach to fundraising across the whole of the S&P Sephardi Community
  • To support the Senior Rabbi and the Fundraising Committee in generating income for the S&P Sephardi Community
  • To work with the CEO, the programming and marketing department and other key colleagues in ensuring fundraising opportunities at events and through programming are maximised.



  • Produce regular fundraising activities, including the annual Kal Nidrae appeal, the Legacy campaign and any prospective fundraising events, which fit into the fundraising strategy.
  • Manage and grow the Patron’s Circle and Supporter’s Circle ensuring all members receive the appropriate recognition, communication and correspondence, invitation to special events and wider S&P events
  • Arranging meetings of the Fundraising committee ensuring actions are recorded and updated and followed up.
  • Manage, develop and co-ordinate the prospect list and a series of approaches to prospects in conjunction with the fundraising committee and the Senior Rabbi
  • Prepare fundraising reports using the shulcloud database (or any future fundraising database), in conjunction with the Finance department, for various committees and Board meetings
  • Be the main conduit of fundraising information and communication for the S&P Sephardi Community, keeping appropriate logs of communications between prospects, donors, lay and Rabbonim.
  • Research and write funding applications to potential Trust and Foundations for relevant grants
  • Work with the Marketing team to produce relevant fundraising events.


Person Specification:


We are looking for a self-motivated, reliable and responsible individual with good organisational and planning ability and excellent attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.

Interpersonal skills are essential; particularly good communication, patience and building of trust. A major component of the role will be working with and supporting the Senior Rabbi, Board members, senior volunteers and the CEO in generating income for the charity.

Must haves:

  • A track record of successful income generation through charity fundraising.
  • Experience of running fundraising campaigns, appeals, events
  • Experience of stewarding donors
  • Experience of using and maintaining a fundraising database
  • Experience of working with volunteer fundraisers
  • A good understanding of the UK Jewish community and the UK charity sector.
  • Have a good understanding of current fundraising methodologies and best practice, particularly around data protection / GDPR regulation.



Job Vacancy – Junior Rabbi and Rabbanit Team

The S&P Sephardi Community – Lauderdale Road Synagogue

The S&P Sephardi Community are looking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic Junior Rabbi/Rabbanit team who will report to the Senior Rabbi of the S&P and liaise with existing Rabbi of Lauderdale Road.

      • Support the Rabbi of Lauderdale Road with ecclesiastical tasks
      • Engage with members of the community
      • Engage in particular with young families and youth
      • Assist with ecclesiastical services – reading the Parasha and leading services on High Holy Days
      • Participate in all Lifecycle events
      • Pastoral Care
      • Running children’s services
      • The Rabbanit is expected to support the Rabbi in home hospitality, teaching Heder, participating in children’s services, general youth work

Qualifications & Experience

      • Individual must be a qualified Rabbi
      • Commit to learning and improving their knowledge of S&P Minhagim
      • Experience of youth work and delivering programme an advantage
      • Must be a self-starter with ability to build and expand the community

Salary commensurate with experience.  50 hours a week including evenings & weekends (divided between 1 Full time + 1 Part time post)

Accommodation is available on site – depending on experience.

The post is subject to receipt of satisfactory enhanced DBS (CRB).

Please send a covering letter + CV to: