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Digital Content Officer

About the JLC

The Jewish Leadership Council [JLC]’s vision is a UK Jewish community with diverse, effective and sustainable leadership driving innovative and impactful organisations securing our community’s future.

Our mission is to support development and excellence in our member organisations, challenging them to lead the way in sustaining, building, and celebrating vibrant Jewish communities across the UK.

Collective responsibility and collaborative leadership have been the driving principles of the JLC since it was founded and underpin how the JLC:

 connects and coordinates the Jewish charitable sector
 strengthens and supports leadership across our community
 magnifies and amplifies the individual voices and collective voice of our member organisations

We are proud that the JLC’s current 37 members are communal organisations from across the spectrum of Jewish life, including national synagogue denominations, care organisations, education charities, regional representative councils and the Board of Deputies.

Working for the JLC

The JLC is run by a small professional staff and led by Co-CEOs, Claudia Mendoza and Michelle Janes. We are a goal driven organisation that is committed to working flexibly and creatively. We embrace personal and team development and see building relationships as a vital tool of our success. We are led by our organisational values:

Be creative

We look to bring fresh approaches and to add value to our members’ new ideas through innovation
Think long-term We take seriously our unique strategic responsibility to take the long view and plan for the sustainability of the community

Work collaboratively

We work with our members and partners to achieve the best results
Act responsibly We consider the long-term effectiveness and reputation of our organisation, our members and the Jewish community in all that we do

Be inclusive

We value diversity and work to make sure that our decisions at all levels are informed by a wide variety of perspectives

Use evidence

We base what we say and do on the best research and on our members’ experiences and expertise

The role

The Digital Content Officer will work with the Head of Communications and the Co-CEO. They will be supporting the central work of the JLC and its Public Affairs team, PaJeS and Lead divisions, and joint project Reshet, through innovative storytelling.

They will be responsible for communicating the JLC’s core mission and better servicing its diverse membership with the most up to date tools, technologies and skills to help the Jewish community in a post-Covid digital 21st century.

The Digital Content Officer will help the JLC fulfil its role as a member-focused organisation by identifying ways to magnify and amplify the voices of its members.

They will promote and raise the profile of the JLC and its projects and programmes through its website, social media, and audio and video technology.

They will help develop the JLC’s digital communications strategy and processes, sharing stories about its work and members. They will track and evaluate social media activity.

They will act as a prompt to the rest of the team for different ways of communicating through digital means.

They will be encouraged to become a thought leader for the Jewish not-for-profit sector on digital communications – sharing expertise and communicating best practice.

Person specification

We are passionate about the role of the JLC in the community and specifically the way in which we can serve our members. We are looking for someone who is committed to the sustainability of the Jewish community and its infrastructure. This role will require someone who is driven, dynamic and innovative. As this is a new position within the organisation, there is scope for the right candidate to shape the role, alongside the senior leadership, to make the most impact.

They will be a self-starter who is an excellent relationship builder with strong communication skills. They will think creatively and understand how to tell a story. They will have a keen interest in the Third Sector, the Jewish community and current affairs.

This role will give you an opportunity to work with the community’s major Jewish communal organisations within a dynamic and exciting team. It will provide opportunity and scope for personal and professional growth, supported by our leadership.

Specific responsibilities

 Monitoring of the JLC ecosystem of websites, including, and; ensuring that content is up to date, accurate, easy to access and navigate
 Leading our presence across social media channels, helping us to raise awareness of our work
 Identify and engage new audiences by creating and delivering high quality content and innovative social media campaigns on a range of topics across our varied portfolio
 Supporting team members to produce high quality video and photography as required
 Support the Head of Communications in monitoring and evaluating all digital activities, highlighting key learning and sharing conclusions with the team
 Providing high quality services to our divisions and member organisations in the creation of social media content and communications planning
 Work with the Membership Manager to identify opportunities to magnify and amplify the voices of our members
 Keep the team appraised of new technologies and tools for use in our communications suite

Essential Qualities

 The ability to work independently as part of a dynamic, fast paced team
 The ability to manage a varied workload with multiple projects whilst prioritising effectively
 The ability to build effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders
 Demonstrable experience in working creatively and being solutions focused
 Experience of working in a communications/digital/marketing environment
 Experience of creating and maintaining websites, video-editing software and Adobe Creative Suite (in particular Premiere Pro, After Effects or Photoshop) and Facebook Business Manager
 A calm temperament for responding to fast paced political stories or campaigns

Desirable Qualities

 Knowledge of the UK Jewish community and its infrastructure
 Knowledge of the wider Third Sector in the UK
 An understanding of and experience in using Google Analytics and SEO, as well as film production, editing and photography
 The ability to adapt your creative style for different audiences and different channels
 Excellent organisational skills, plus the ability to manage multiple projects whilst prioritising effectively
 An awareness of up and coming communications technologies and tools

Application Information and Further Details

If you are considering applying for this role and would like any more information, please be in touch with Natasha Glass –

Applications should be made by sending your CV and covering letter to Natasha Glass at the email above, setting out why you want to join our team.

This role is advertised as a full time position. We would also welcome and consider applications from participants who are looking to work more flexibly including part time or with a job share.

Our offices are located in Hendon, NW4

The salary range of this role is £23,000 – £25,000 commensurate with experience

We offer a holiday allowance of 20 days (in addition to relevant Jewish festivals and bank holidays)

We provide employees with access to an Employee Assistance Programme that extends to their immediate family and provides support and services when needed.

Deadline for applications: Friday 4th June 2021

The Jewish Leadership Council is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Charity Registration Number: 1115343. The Jewish Leadership Council is a company limited by guarantee.
Registered in England and Wales No: 5742840.

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