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Hebra Business Manager- S&P Sephardi Community

  • Location: Maida Vale, London
  • Sector: General Business
  • Salary: c. £30,000 pro rata (25 hours)
The S &P Sephardi Community
A synagogue body offering services at each of our 3 beautiful locations – Bevis Marks, Lauderdale Road and Wembley – together with a welcoming, enriching and educational experience through a variety of exciting programmes for young professionals, families and youth.

The S&P Sephardi Community (S&P) is recruiting a part time Hebra Business Manager to coordinate the business aspects of Hebra and manage special projects.

The S&P Sephardi Community Burial Society organises burials and tombstone consecrations in Sephardi sections of the Hoop Lane and Edgwarebury cemeteries. 
We organise, oversee and advise on the various processes that are required by both Jewish and English law and liaise with our own and affiliated synagogues, members and non-members, families, undertakers and cemetery management.

The role is 25 hours a week to be worked flexibly with occasional evening meetings.
Salary £30k pro rata.
The position will be based primarily at Lauderdale Road.

Reporting Line

The Business Manager reports to the Financial Controller and the Parnas of Hebra

The role
This is an ideal role for someone with business management and business development experience. 

Summary of key tasks

1.    Overseeing the day to day activities of Hebra and liaising with the income accountant and lifecycle coordinator on Hebra activities. This includes budget setting and budget review and recommending on fees.

2.    Project management of actuarial review of the Finta Beth Haim burial scheme, liaising with other synagogues as necessary.

3.    Project managing a plot review of previously reserved spaces and ensuring reservations with the cemetery are fully reconciled. (Releasing side reserves).

4.    Reviewing suppliers contracts to get best value

5.    Attending EJBB and Hoop Lane meetings and acting as liaison with the cemeteries, reviewing Hebra contributions to the cemeteries and maintaining relationships.

6.    Liaising with families re charges, troubleshooting any burial issues that arise and working with the income accountant to supervise debt collection and invoicing.

7.    Looking at business management opportunities and formally tying up affiliation for burial purposes.

8.    Drawing up a simple business plan for Hebra.

9.    This role will require the post-holder to work with Board members, staff, members of our and other synagogues as well as external bodies.

10.    Use of technology: -This role will require the post holder to be proficient in IT including databases.

11.    You will support the Hebra Committee

Person Specification (all essential unless stated)
  • Business management experience
  • Basic financial management and budgeting skills
  • Business development experience 
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills 
  • Excellent ICT Skills, ability to use databases
  • Proven experience of preparing and presenting financial data (desirable)
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent team player 
  • Experience of liaising with business advisers and board members
  • Personal Integrity and Confidentiality
  • Customer focused, with experience of customer care and negotiation
  • Knowledge of Jewish burials (desirable)