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Communications Officer and Adult Education Co-ordinator- LSJS

  • Location: NW London
  • Sector: Marketing and PR
  • Salary: Circa £24,000 or more, commensurate with experience
The Communications Officer and Adult Education Co-ordinator has the major responsibility of overseeing the communications needs of the institution. In addition, the role involves co-ordinating all aspects of the adult education programme. The post requires some experience in communications, a creative mind, and an appreciation and passion for inclusive orthodox Jewish education.

Line Manager: Chief Operating Officer
Hours of work:
8.45am to 5.15pm, Monday to Thursday inclusive;
9am to 1pm Fridays in the winter, and 9am to 3:15pm Fridays in the summer; plus one hour per week during term time in the evening.

1. Communications Responsibilities:

Marketing and PR
• Be responsible for the marketing of all LSJS activities (teacher training and degree courses, adult education programmes, special events and seminars etc.) in order to maximise awareness of and participation in all its various programmes
• Working with the LSJS designer, be responsible for the production of termly brochures, flyers, posters, adverts and other forms of paper communication to promote LSJS activities
• Be responsible for the distribution of all marketing materials in an effective and financially responsible way
• Be creative and innovative in the production and distribution of all aspects of marketing LSJS
• Be responsible for the PR of LSJS, writing Press releases etc.
Website and Social Media
• To be responsible for maintaining the LSJS website, ensuring its appearance is up-to-date, accurate and professional in appearance
• To assist with ensuring the website visitors’ needs are met
• To maintain and increase the interactivity of the website and use of social media by researching and implementing new features (podcasts, video streaming, blogs etc.) to ensure site traffic is increased.
• To regularly monitor and report on the effectiveness of LSJS marketing
• To work closely alongside the Chief Operating Officer to ensure appropriate technical provision for the website is adhered to.

2. Adult Education Responsibilities:

• Work with the Dean and Executive Director in the planning of the adult education programme
• Co-ordinate with faculty and others delivering the adult education programme
• Work with the Dean and Executive Director in the planning of all external lecturing, Lunch and Learns and other adult education events etc.
• Liaise with external organisations and synagogues concerning adult education programming
• Summarise and report on all adult education evaluation forms
• Liaise with the teaching faculty concerning teaching commitments, class materials and filing, individual student issues,
• Manage the volunteer rota for the library and other parts of the college if applicable
• Assist with the organisation of all conferences and special events

3. General Responsibilities

• Be on the office evening registration rota at least once per week during term time
• Assume administrative duties on three Sundays per year (if required)
• Assume administrative duties on other weekday evenings or weekends as necessary (time-in-lieu will be applicable here), and to cover for colleagues due to absence for holiday or other reasons
• Undertake such duties within the remit of this post as may be assigned by the Chief Operating Officer or the Executive Director


Experience and knowledge:
• A good general level of education
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Excellent IT Literacy, to include the use of Social Media
• A knowledge of the Jewish community

Skills and abilities:
• Excellent skills in office IT systems, including Outlook, the Internet and MS Office applications such as Word and the ability to deal with changing office technologies.
• Excellent skills in the use of Social Media.
• Excellent telephone manner and interpersonal skills.
• Proven ability to develop good working relationships with colleagues, students, lay leaders, supporters, donors and the wider community
• The ability to work collegially with a wide range of people, internal and external to LSJS.
• High levels of professionalism, self-motivation, and organisation, and an ability to manage complex issues effectively.
• High standard of literacy and ability to draft correspondence and minutes, etc.
• Attention to detail in working on reports, correspondence, etc.
• Ability to work on a variety of tasks at the same time, and to organise and prioritise own work, including coping with unpredictable volumes of work and busy periods.
• Good judgement and the ability to acquire new skills quickly
• Evidence of tact and discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters.
• Ability to deal effectively with a wide range of people, to work as part of a team, and to liaise with colleagues where work interests overlap