Job Opportunities- Lauderdale Road Community Development Officer & Administrator

Lauderdale Road Community Development Officer & Administrator

Full Time (30K) 

Location at Lauderdale Road with some time in Hendon

Essential: Experience working in the Jewish community

Desirable: Knowledge of the S&P Sephardi community


Purpose of the Role

This is an exciting new role focusing on the development of the Lauderdale Road community.  The primary purpose is to work with the Rabbi and Local Management committee to deliver a calendar of engaging events for the congregation with a particular focus on children and young families.  The post holder will also be responsible for managing the administrative aspects of Lauderdale Road including support for the Rabbi and Rabbanit.

Job Description

  1. Work with the Rabbinical team and Lauderdale Road Management Committee to develop and deliver a range of communal activities across the community demographic to increase engagement with a particular focus on children and young families.
  2. To be present at all key events where possible and appropriate
  3. To support the Rabbi and Rabbanit at Lauderdale Road by managing their diary and appointments
  4. To undertake administrative and reception duties at Lauderdale Road.
  5. Liaise with the Lauderdale Road Management Committee and other volunteers.
  6. To be responsible for organisation of and provide appropriate support for the following Lifecycle events for Lauderdale Road congregants: births, bar/bat mitzvah, shiva, nahalot and to liaise with central office accordingly.
  7. Oversee security rotas at Lauderdale Road and be the local liaison for operational matters regarding the La Petite Nursery and Cheder
  8. Organise weekly Kiddush and Seuda Shlishit
  9. Oversee the hiring of the Lauderdale Road and work in collaboration with the wider ecclesiastical and corporate teams to coordinate the hall hire calendar.
  10. Manage budgets for all events to ensure activities are cost effective.
  11. Provide written reports on impact of programming to CEO and the local synagogue committee and where appropriate project funders
  12. Contribute to and support the overall ethos of the S&P Sephardi Community

Person specification

  1. Demonstrable experience of successfully planning and delivering a range of activities and events within a relevant educational or communal organisation.
  2. Background in Jewish informal education (desirable)
  3. Knowledge and cultural awareness of the UK Sephardi community (desirable)
  4. Excellent IT skills – proficient in MS office and Mailchimp
  5. Ability to work both independently and with the rabbinical team and synagogue volunteers
  6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  7. Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines, prioritise and multitask
  8. Creative, innovative and collaborative
  9. Approachable, reliable and enthusiastic
  10. Able to promote activities and events across a range of communication tools