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Northern Development & Outreach Officer- JNetics

  • Location: Manchester or London
  • Sector: Community
  • Salary: £19,000- £22,000 pro-rata depending on experience
Work days/hours: 2 days a week / 0900-1700
Occasional out-of-hours work required, i.e. community screening evening
Holidays: 14 days pro-rata – plus bank holidays/Jewish high holy days
Location: Manchester or London
(Jnetics are flexible in relation to the location for the person taking on this role and it does not have to be based in Manchester)
Role description:
To continue the work of the Northern GENEius programme in Manchester and other regional communities including delivery of the university programme and promotion of the Jnetics virtual clinic.
Main duties and responsibilities
  • Continue to develop and implement the strategy for rolling-out JGD education and facilitating access to screening in Manchester and other regional Jewish communities
  • Promote Jnetics ‘virtual clinic’ to our target audiences (Jewish adults that plan to start or expand their family) outside of London via local synagogues, community organisation, GPs and other relevant interfaces – focusing initially on Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow
  • Supporting the GENEius Project Manager in the delivery of the GENEius Schools programme in Manchester.
  • Delivery of the GENEius University programme.
  • Managing and communicating with volunteers in Manchester and other regional communities
  • Use the charity database (ThankQ) – adding and updating new contact details and communications
  • Support Research and Development Officer with communications including; Social media, marketing, website ‘news and events’ and emails.
  • Supporting the ED’s donor management and communication activities with donors and other key funding and fundraising contacts outside of London.
  • Other activities – responding to general calls/emails, supporting fundraising, screening events, and other London based activities if required and administrative support as needed, as well as additional project work that may evolve.
Person specification


  • Effective project management capability to achieve agreed delivery and outcomes.
  • Working independently and as part of a team to reach allocated targets and achieve shared goals.
  • Experience of working in/across Jewish community organisations.
  • Work in education – informal and/or formal
  • Event management experience

  • Educated to degree level – preferably in genetics or biosciences; or communication-related studies
  • Certificate of education
Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to identify and build positive relations with stakeholders.
  • Strong oral and written skills to communicate, influence and persuade a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong time-management and organisational skills with the ability to manage conflicting priorities and to work flexibly.
  • Understanding and ability to work with Jewish community / partner organisations including sensitivities with regards to religious observance.
  • Ability to co-ordinate regional education and screening events
  • Operational knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and relational databases – able to produce, manipulate and effectively present information to diverse audiences.
  • Experience of working with a CRM database (ideally ThankQ)
  • Ability to use social media channels e.g. Facebook and Twitter
  • Marketing experience