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Youth Director

  • Location: Maida Vale
  • Sector: Community
  • Employer: S&P Sephardi Community

Scope of Role:

The role will involve engaging with children (ages 2-13 years), to provide a comprehensive programme for the forthcoming year based around Shabbat Services, Chaggim and weekend social events. General duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Ø Developing, presenting, implementing and supervising youth programming and informal educational curriculum;

Ø Planning and delivering the children’s service on Shabbat and providing support to parents;

Ø Arranging educational and imaginative events for key Chaggim as agreed with the Line Management (e.g. Simchat Torah, Purim);

Ø Arranging social events/activities for different age groups (e.g. movie nights, minor Chag events) – all logistical elements;

Ø Developing an advisory board of parents and other Lauderdale Road members with whom the Youth Director collaborates. We would also request that the Youth Director reaches out to new members on direction from Line Management;

Ø Developing and preparing a budget for the programme in collaboration with Line Management, maintaining and adhering to that budget, and keeping accurate and comprehensive records;

Person Specification:

Ø Substantial knowledge and understanding of the Jewish Community, Judaism and Jewish Values;

Ø Previous experience of youth leadership;

Ø Committed to the values of Orthodox Judaism;

Ø Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;

Ø Proven experience as a proactive team member, contributing to the success of the wider team and organisational goals;

Ø Passion to build family communities and work with children;

Working Hours: Part time, hours are flexible. Please note that this role will require work on evenings, weekends - compulsory for Chaggim and weekend family events. Initially on a one year contract.

Annual Salary: From £20,000

Benefits: Large 3 bedroom apartment in Maida Vale, attached to the synagogue (suitable for a family) 20 days annual leave (excluding Statutory Bank Holidays) – pro rata. + Pension