Youth Worker – Edgware & Hendon Reform Synagogue

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Youth Worker – Edgware & Hendon Reform Synagogue

Contract Type

Permanent

Hours

Part time

Location

Edgware

Sector

Education

Salary

£18,000 to £22,000, Depending on Experience.

Closing date

27th June 2024

Hours: 25 hours including regular evenings and weekends. Number of hours are flexible by negotiation.

Introduction: Edgware & Hendon Reform Synagogue’s Youth & Education Team, runs a vibrant Youth Programme and Youth Centre, led by the Head of Youth Development. The youth work at EHRS transforms Jewish lives of young people within our community, and the wider community between the ages of 0 – 21.

We are committed to the inclusive and innovative ideals of Reform Judaism and are part of the Reform Synagogue Youth (RSYNetzer) movement, which is part of Reform Judaism. We work in a deeply dedicated and creative Youth & Education team, and pride ourselves on building Jewish community, learning and social engagement.

Main Responsibilities:

EHRS is the Synagogue home for young people aged under 21. This role is based on working with the Youth 

and Education team to develop and lead on programming to engage these young people and Students. 

Creating opportunities and connections to the EHRS community, to build their Jewish life skills and to grow 

as individuals and as a group, making friends for life. Currently, we do this by running onsite day camps during school holidays and a yearly Hadracha training scheme to develop our youth leaders of the future. We are looking forward to working together with the Youth Worker to expand the scope of our offerings for our young people, ensuring that as many of our children as possible are meaningfully engaged. 

The Youth Worker works in a team responsible for the content, quality, safety and outstanding running of 

our youth activities. They are managed by the Head of Youth Development and supported by the Youth 

and Education and Clergy team. 

The candidate’s responsibilities will include:

• Working in the EHRS Youth and Education team to innovate and transform programming

• Planning and running our activities for our youth

• Support the running and development of student activities, provide support for young adults

• Support the creation of new activities, after school clubs and review and evaluate all current provision

• Inspiring and supporting young leaders to create great programming and develop their leadership skills 

• Support the develop work within young families and education as part of the YET team

• Review and support the extending of our networking within university students

• Involvement in short, medium and long term planning for the EHRS Youth & Education Team 

• Promotion of all activities via social networking, electronic and printed media, including liaising with our communications department.

• Maintaining outstanding relationships with parents and guardians 

• Managing and budgeting resources for all activities

• Support the YET with High Holy Day and Jewish festival programming 

• Administering the activities of EHRS Youth and Young Adults, together with the EHRS Youth and Education Administrator

• Liaising with RSY-Netzer and other partner and potential partner organisations (eg. J-CoSS, Norwood, UJIA, Clore-Shalom School)

The ideal candidate for this role will:

Essential 

a) Have experience of Reform Jewish youth work (it is not necessary to have formal qualification)

b) Passion for working with young people of all ages, working across a large demographic 

c) Have inspiring leadership and great team working skills

d) Have the ability to work on own initiative 

e) Be flexible and organised, with a willingness to develop 

f) Have substantial experience of creative informal Jewish education

g) Be an excellent communicator

h) Be creative and imaginative in all you do

i) Be IT literate

j) Have a clean criminal record and be willing to undergo a DBS check

Desirable

a) Play/youth work qualification or childcare NVQ level 3 or equivalent 

b) Experience of working with children with special needs

c) Skills in social media

d) Skills in drama and music

e) Skills in sport and physical activities

f) Knowledge of Child Protection and Ofsted regulations 

g) Have marketing/publicity skills

h) Holds a driving license

EHRS is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information and to be personally recommended for this role, please contact melissa@theworkavenue.org.uk

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