Job Opportunities

Engagement Coordinator at the S&P Sephardi Community

Part time 22 hours per week over 3 or 4 days (to be agreed)

Salary: £21K (FTE £35K)

Location: Hendon


The Role

To work as the S&P Sephardi Community Engagement Coordinator and as part of the S&P Corporate Team to create educational experiences for members across the Sephardi community.  The primary focus will be adult experiential education but not exclusively.


Job Description

  1. To develop and implement a range of Sephardi educational experiences for the S&P Community with a focus on but not exclusively towards the adult community.
  2. To plan and manage the annual programme of speakers on a range of topics (as guided by the 2022 survey feedback) and seek opportunities to engage visiting speakers from the UK, Israel and elsewhere.
  3. To plan an annual programme of both day and residential heritage trips.
  4. Provide logistical and creative support for other educational programmes where appropriate.
  5. To create productive relationships across the 3 synagogues and the Senior Rabbi to enable all key calendar events to be marked collectively as a community and where appropriate using all the synagogue sites e.g. important dates in the Sephardi calendar, Special Shabbatot (e.g. JAMI, JWA), Mitzvah Day, Remembrance Sunday and other National Events.
  6. Seek and implement all opportunities to highlight events of Sephardi interest to the S&P communities and wider Sephardi community in the UK.
  7. Create events that are inclusive and accessible to all members
  8. Manage budgets for events that will also create revenue for the organisation.
  9. Exploit social media and virtual tools to engage participants
  10. To deliver appropriate material for ‘institutions of interest’
  11. Monitor and evaluate feedback from all programmes to inform future planning
  12. Provide written reports on impact of programming to CEO, Board of Trustees and Project funders
  13. 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 organisation.
  2. Background in informal education (desirable)
  3. Evidence of successful planning and delivery of day and residential visits (desirable)
  4. A high level of Jewish and Sephardi (desirable) knowledge and cultural literacy
  5. Ability to work both independently and with the rabbinical team and synagogue volunteers
  6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  7. Demonstrable technical ability to create and manage online and hybrid events
  8. Approachable, reliable and enthusiastic
  9. Willingness to seek advice and support where necessary


Please send a cover letter and CV to the Chief Executive Officer: [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Monday 30th May 2022