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Project Manager- JW3

  • Location: Hampstead, NW3
  • Sector: Community
  • Salary: £30,000-£40,000 depending on experience
Job Description:    
We’re looking for a Project Manager for twelve months to join our outstanding team here at JW3. You’ll be managing the delivery of JW3’s A Home for Everyone Initiative, a year-long programme of community activities designed to reach out to French-speaking Jews, Israelis and Russian-speaking Jews, a global speaker series and a Holocaust survivor outreach and enrichment programme. You’ll be planning and managing events while having sole responsibility for budget, monitoring and evaluation and reporting. This is a varied role just calling out for someone with strong project management skills who wants to make a real difference to the community through their work. If this sounds like you – then we want to hear from you!
This is a part time role of 3 days per week but is not a 9-5 role and requires flexibility to work evenings and Sundays when necessary. 

Person Specification:    
The successful candidate must wholeheartedly buy into JW3’s mission, vision, values and guiding principles. A belief in the importance of inclusivity and working cross-communally, and a commitment to high quality Jewish engagement, arts and culture, and community-building is critical. 

Essential Experience:
  • Record of strong project and event management working to timescales, reporting and budgets.
  • Track record of delivery of projects or programmes in JW3’s area of activity.
  • Experience of successfully working under pressure, with multiple demands and in a busy, changing environment.
  • Experience of building, developing and maintaining effective relationships with high profile partner organisations and individual providers (e.g. educators, workshop facilitators, etc).
  • Working effectively with lay leaders and lay committees.
  • Experience of implementing effective monitoring processes and evaluation frameworks in order to evaluate projects.
  • Relevant experience within the British-Jewish community
  • Relevant experience – personal and/or professional - with at least one of our key target audience groups
Desirable Experience:
  • Experience in a busy venue
  • Experience of working in a community centre or a cultural centre.
  • Knowledge of London-wide Community Engagement Strategies and programmes
  • French speaking
  • Hebrew speaking
Skills and Knowledge:
The successful candidate will have:
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the project’s target groups.
  • Understanding of best practice in public programming (talks, speaker series etc) and project management
  • Effective team-working and collaborative skills in an environment where work is shared in order to meet tight deadlines.
  • High level planning and organising skills in order to produce operational plans, that are translated into multi-strand programmes.
  • High level of IT competency, including demonstrable effective use of Word, Excel, Outlook, and databases to maximise efficiency.
  • Leadership and people management – proven ability to lead and manage delivery partners and volunteers appropriately.
  • Empathy and social skills - in order to understand the perspective of others, respond to needs and expectations and build effective working relationships, e.g, with partner organisations, programme providers, colleagues etc.
  • Effective negotiating, influencing and persuasion skills at an appropriate level.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Able to build networks, articulate the vision and mission of the initiative and JW3, and excel in communicating with the public, colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and without direction. Ability to structure own time, use initiative, prioritise effectively to deliver on the key goals set by the organisation.
  • Creativity and innovation - intellectual ability to think analytically and seek creative solutions to problems.
  • A good level of spoken Russian
Personal Qualities:
We are looking for someone who:
  • Is articulate, charismatic and dynamic.
  • Demonstrates positive leadership qualities.
  • Demonstrates a genuine personal commitment to engaging with community groups.
  • Has a natural ability to network effectively and form positive relationships.
  • Has passion, drive, commitment and integrity.
  • Has a proactive and flexible approach to work, including a willingness to work in the evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. To serve the needs of a community and cultural centre that operates 14 hours per day for 6-7 days per week. The role is not a 9-5 office role. Specifically, this job requires oversight of delivery on a Sunday as well as working evenings.
Qualifications and memberships:
Educated to degree level. Preference will be given to those with relevant qualifications. DBS checked and safeguarding training is desirable.