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Kashrut Researcher- KLBD (Kashrut Division of the London Beth Din)

  • Location: NW London
  • Sector: Community
  • Salary: Depending on experience and skills
MAIN DUTIES
The Kashrut Researcher works with the Food Technology team, researching and updating product information for the IsItKosher search and The Really Jewish Food Guide.  The researcher will at times be asked to help with answering kashrut enquiries from members of the public as well as enquiries about products used by KLBD licensed establishments. This involves:
  • Contacting companies by telephone and email to obtain ingredient and manufacturing details.
  • Checking that the information is complete before presenting for rabbinical approval.
  • Collating and filing all information received.
  • Accurate data entry of company, product, ingredient and production details onto the kashrut database.
  • Helping with proof reading of KLBD Kashrut publications and Updates when required.
  • Helping with kashrut enquiries from members of the public.
  • Helping with product enquiries from KLBD shomrim and licensees and researching products where necessary.
  • Maintaining professional confidentiality regarding the work of the KLBD and information received from food companies.
  • Assisting with other areas of work of the KLBD when required.
PERSON SPECIFICATION
 
 EDUCATION
A good understanding of Kashrut is required.
Must be educated to at least A level standard or equivalent with good grades.
Must be fully conversant with Microsoft Office and have excellent IT skills.
 
 APTITUDE
The successful applicant will:
Be highly organised, with an aptitude for administrative work and a good eye for detail.
Have good writing skills.
Work accurately and efficiently under pressure and be able to prioritise tasks.
Be willing to take instruction but also use their own initiative.
 
 PERSONAL QUALITIES
  • Have good interpersonal skills and a good telephone manner.
  • Be a clear team player and be willing to be flexible, for example staying late occasionally when there are publication deadlines.
  • Be able to focus on their work despite the many distractions of working in a busy and vibrant open plan office.
  • Be ready to learn new skills and have an interest in finding out new information.
  • Be loyal and able to maintain professional confidentiality under all circumstances.