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Families Programmer- JW3

  • Location: London, NW3
  • Sector: Community
  • Salary: £22,000-£25,000 depending on experience
Come and join our busy, friendly team of imaginative programmers at JW3, creating hundreds of events and experiences week in week out, in our wonderful Jewish space where everyone is welcome. Have meetings on our beach in summer, enjoy drinks on the ice rink in winter… and be part of a unique project to strengthen community, forge relationships and champion diverse stories inside and outside the Jewish community.
Are you passionate about connecting people together and developing communities? We are look for a new family programmer who has top notch co-ordination and partnership building skill to join the Community Programming Team.
You will be developing, planning and co-ordinating the Families programme, building relationships with our Families audience and helping them to connect with each other. With a focus on our Sunday and Bank Holiday programme.
You will be able to use your own initiative and have a creative flair whilst understanding the different operational elements need to deliver a quality engaging event.


1) Programme Planning & Delivery
• Co-ordinate and plan a comprehensive year-round programme, meeting all internal forward planning deadlines whilst delivering current events smoothly.
• Support colleagues to plan and deliver other Community Team programmes, and contribute to the development of the Community Programming Strategy and the wider programme.
• Monitor and evaluate each event, and the impact of the overall programme seasonally.
• Actively contribute to fundraising by identifying potential funding opportunities, contributing to reports and applications and providing all necessary information to the Development Team.
• Ensure that programmes are accessible to all, regardless of physical & learning disabilities. 

2) Partnership & Relationship Management
• Build, develop and maintain relationships with existing partners and programmer providers, implementing and managing all relevant partnership agreements.
• Research, identify and develop new partnerships.
• Manage any freelance staff and volunteers who deliver any JW3 programmes and activities for Families.
3) Audience Development and Engagement
• Build and develop relationships with family audiences, creating and encouraging opportunities for them to form relationships with each other.
• Work with the Marketing Team to understand our audiences and how best to reach them.
• Be JW3’s ambassador at events and activities including on occasion outside of JW3’s premises.

4) Financial & Contract Management
• Ensure the programme meets financial targets, produce and manage budgets for all activities, including tracking income and expenditure, paying invoices, financial reports and budget reconciliations.
• Negotiate terms and conditions including financial arrangements and parameters with partners, providers and freelancers, setting them out in a contract. Ensure the partners work to agreement. 

5) Operations Management
• Ensure that all events and programmes are run in a safe and responsible manner. Including completing risk assessment and complying with relevant JW3 policies such as safeguarding, staff to children ratios, DBS checks and other health and safety requirements.
• Supply necessary information by agreed deadlines, using JW3 systems and procedures to all departments.
• Ensure the events you plan have adequate JW3 staff and volunteers present.
• Undertake other reasonable duties as required by your line manager or Senior Leadership Team.
All staff 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 Skills, Knowledge and Experience
• Successful track record of delivering community programming/events to budget and on time with tight deadlines.
• Able to build networks and excel in communicating with the public. Excellent communication skills.
• High level planning and organising skills to produce operational plans, and manage multiple projects simultaneously, including IT competency.
• Experience of building, developing and maintaining effective relationships with partner organisations and individual providers (e.g. educators, workshop facilitators, etc).
• An understanding and experience of the British-Jewish community, culture and practices.
• Relevant experience working with young children and/or families.
• Experience of working with a team of colleagues in a collaborative way.
• Ability to work on own initiative and without direction.
Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience
• Experience of successfully working under pressure, with multiple demands.
• Good knowledge and understanding of comparable institutions, programmes or projects that work with families.
• Ability to speak French, Russian or Hebrew to a good level will be a real advantage.