Director of Community Development – The Liberal Synagogue Elstree

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Director of Community Development – The Liberal Synagogue Elstree

Contract Type



Full time







Closing date

1st July 2024

The Liberal Synagogue Elstree is at a pivotal moment in its journey. Located in one of the largest and fastest-growing Jewish communities just north of London, we are passionate about reinvigorating our congregation and engaging the next generation. We aim to make our vibrant and inclusive style of Judaism appealing to people of all ages.

We want to share our love of Judaism with the next generation of younger adults and their families to ensure our community's future. As the Director of Community Development, reporting to the chair of the trustees, you will work closely with the Rabbi, the staff team and the trustees to develop our community. This dynamic and inspiring role involves both outreach and in-reach, targeting various groups such as young families, couples, single adults, and those with previous connections to TLSE.

We will provide support to enable you to develop your ideas. This is a new role and as a senior member of our professional team you will have considerable autonomy to shape it to achieve results. Join us in creating a vibrant, engaging, and inclusive community for the next generation. The Liberal Synagogue Elstree is a proud member of Liberal Judaism. We aim to preserve the values of the Judaism of the past while giving them contemporary force, creating a dynamic, cutting edge form of modern Judaism.

Ideal Candidate:

• Has a vision of what a modern, thriving Jewish community can offer

• Good knowledge and understanding of Jewish practice

• Can demonstrate experience in community development, youth work, marketing, or a similar field, ideally in the Jewish community

• Relatable to our target demographic of Generation X and millennials

• Familiar with the dynamics of our local area

• An effective communicator, both with the management of TLSE and the target audience

• Highly IT literate and proficient in social media and other communication platforms

• Enthusiastic, dynamic, inspiring, self-starting and self-motivating

Key Responsibilities:

• Research and analyse local offerings to identify gaps and opportunities

• Develop, promote and run a diverse range of programs that appeal to our target demographic and their families, including religious, spiritual, social, educational, cultural, and family-oriented activities

• Enhance the engagement of our current members, and identify and welcome new members to the community

• Establish and run an active social media programme for the synagogue

• Learn and implement best practices from other successful communities

• Collaborate with the Rabbi, trustees, staff and other volunteers to build a thriving, vibrant community

For more information and to be personally recommended for this role, please contact

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