Work Avenue recruits for top job after CEO announces aliyah plans
search

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Work Avenue recruits for top job after CEO announces aliyah plans

Finchley-based job recruitment centre is accepting applications for chief executive, after Debbie Sheldon says she is moving to Israel after 15 years with the charity

Debbie Sheldon speaking at a Work Avenue event
Debbie Sheldon speaking at a Work Avenue event

One of the community’s top job recruitment hubs is recruiting for its top job.

Debbie Sheldon will leave Work Avenue in May, having risen through the ranks holding every role from receptionist and adviser to marketing manager and chief executive.

“I have truly loved every moment of my fifteen years at Work Avenue”, she said, having seen it “grow and develop from a desk, chair and notebook.. to an organisation that reaches and delivers right across our wonderful community, helping people earn a living to support themselves and their families.”

In the last year, Work Avenue has helped people cope with the impact of the pandemic, raising £1.1m in a 36-hour campaign in January to support its services. This comes after a poll by the charity in December last year showed that 50 percent of British Jews were worse off financially due to the pandemic.

Debbie Sheldon at Work Avenue (Blake Ezra)

Sheldon, who took over as CEO four years ago will make Aliyah in the summer. Reflecting on the task ahead for her successor, she said “the impact of the pandemic and the economic indicators tell us that Work Avenue’s services are more in demand than ever before. I am sure that whoever takes over will work with our passionate and caring team to meet the challenges of times, ensuring no one faces the indignity of poverty through a loss of income.”

Chair Mark Morris said: “We are seeking a dependable, visionary and inspirational leader who will build on Debbie’s success and seize the opportunity to take Work Avenue to the next level, ensuring we can assist everyone, at any life stage, throughout the UK.”

Applications for the role will be open until 6 April, with the chosen candidate appointed by the end of the month.

Support your Jewish community. Support your Jewish News

Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.

Unlike other Jewish media, we do not charge for content. That won’t change. Because we are free, we rely on advertising to cover our costs. This vital lifeline, which has dropped in recent years, has fallen further due to coronavirus.

For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.

Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.

You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.

100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...

Engaging

Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.

Celebrating

There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.

Pioneering

In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.

Campaigning

Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish News also produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.

Easy access

In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.

Voice of our community to wider society

The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.

We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.

read more:
comments