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Jewish Culture and Faith Manager

Location
All Jewish Care Resources, Head Office, Golders Green, Greater London, NW10 9QP

Employment Type
Part Time

Salary
£40,000
Annual

Contract Type
Permanent

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Location:

Agile working across all resources and remotely

Salary range:

Circa £40,000 (depending on experience) pro-rated for part-time hours (29hours) 

Reports to:                                       

Director of Fundraising and Community Engagement

Hours:

4 days a week

Contract type:

Permanent

Job Summary

1.Operational

Ensuring though advocacy, training and positive role modelling that the Jewishness of our services imbues the values and culture which underpins all resources and areas of work.

Understand and reflect the organisational values of excellence, innovation, compassion, inclusiveness and integrity in all aspects of your work and the Strategy.

Line manage and create a team approach with the Jewish Care Rabbi and work in partnership to enable him to provide spiritual and pastoral care (link to pastoral and multi faith, Rabbinical training)

Develop and enhance the Jewish perspectives within services to respond to equalities, diversity and inclusion to include all stakeholders.

Work in partnership with the hospitality team to discuss kashrut across our services and to give input to appropriate menus for shabbat and festivals also reflecting the diversity of the Jewish cultural diet.

Work in partnership to support the End of life and palliative care team to provide the Jewish way of life values to ensure positive and dignified care at end of life.

Work in partnership with appropriate staff e.g. social care coordinators and wellbeing team to advise ways to mark and celebrate the Jewish calendar, festivals and key commemorations which provide our uniquely Jewish way of work and life at Jewish care.

Understand volunteer services and processes to create new opportunities and roles which support the Jewishness of Jewish Care.

Business and Financial

To manage and maintain the budget responsibility of the Rabbi.

Where appropriate to liaise with the fundraising department to discuss various donation opportunities.

Ambassadorial. Build and maintain a network of internal stakeholders that can inform the organisation to progress its Jewish ethos going forward for the benefit of our clients, residents and service users.

Develop and sustain external relationships, enabling Jewish Care’s resources to engage with local Jewish communities as well as statutory and voluntary networks.

Work with the Marketing and PR team to highlight and celebrate key Jewish and life events events within community and resources to celebrate our uniquely Jewish services. E.g. memorial days, festivals, and 2nd Barmitzvahs.

Key Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for supporting and advising the Jewish in Jewish Care Advisory Committee and Chair.
  • To plan and ensure regular training on the Jewish way of Life and kosher food requirements both digitally through the Learning & Development team and face to face in resources and for induction training.
  • To advise and support resources on how to enhance the Jewish environment and atmosphere through pictures, artefacts, books and preparation for festivals and Shabbat.
  • Provide regular supervision and an annual appraisal to Jewish Care’s Rabbi, developing the skillset in health and social care particularly in areas of end of life care, dementia care, and multi faith approaches to staff support to ensure a positive workforce.
  • Provide reports and update KPI’s through established audits with resources on key areas within Jewish services. Audit Torahs scrolls with procurement team annually for insurance.
  • Ensure equality, diversity and inclusion are intrinsic to the Jewishness of the organisation, include accommodating different levels of observance and backgrounds whether religious, cultural or otherwise.
  • Work closely with the Holocaust Survivor Centre (HSC) team to provide additional support for this unique client group and also to liaise with the HSC team to provide specific training for staff on the history and impact of the Holocaust
  • Communicate and share information with Hospitality team to ensure that clients across services receive appropriate cultural meals and ensure that clients choices are recorded in food forums and requests responded to. Support training on laws of kosher food, including what is acceptable in staff rooms.
  • Develop and support Jewish content for activities, festivals and the Jewish way of Life with Social Care coordinators to support meaningful lives including 1-1 support e.g. specific language translations e.g. Farsi, Hebrew etc.
  • Work in partnership with the End of Life and palliative care team, clients , relatives, Registered and Care managers ,social workers and the Rabbi. Ensure a unique response and support to clients and staff internally and in the community for individuals requiring end of Life support, organ donation, yahrzeits (memorial dates) and advice including ACP(advanced care planning) for which training will be provided.
  • Coordinate and support Funerals, (Levoyers), Shivas (mourning period), and burials abroad as and when required.
  • Understand the volunteer journey within Jewish Care and identify volunteer opportunities and support resources to train volunteers providing Jewish services e.g. Shabbat services and Jewish literature for services.
  • Work in conjunction with the fundraising and community engagement team to increase revenue for Jewish activities and services as and when the opportunity arises.
  • Support the fundraising team with regards supporting grant applications
  • Represent Jewish Care and build relationships with other faith organisations and the full range of synagogual bodies
  • To manage the pastoral and care training and placement programme for rabbinic colleges and organisations eg Leo Baeck College, London School of Jewish Studies, Rabbinic Training Academy

 Intrviews likely to place week commencing 8th & 15th November 2021

For a full Job Description please Email Recruitment@jcare.org 

 

 

 

In line with government guidance, we will be asking all candidates to confirm if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19

We are a team of many different backgrounds and cultures

Jewish Care is the leading health and social care charity serving the Jewish community in the UK. Though our clients are all of a similar religious tradition, our staff represent diverse cultures and faiths.

Why you'll love working with us

No matter how young or old you are, if you want to make a real difference in people's lives, we'll reward you for your hard work and dedication. On top of providing some of the most competitive pay rates in the care industry, we offer excellent benefits, including:

  • 4% employer pension contribution
  • Employee referral bonus scheme
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Free meals
  • Wellbeing & staff recognition initiatives
About us

Jewish Care is a communal organisation touching the lives of over 10,000 people every week. We aim to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by enhancing wellbeing and inspiring them to stay connected to their community. We provide a variety of health and social care services to meet the community's physical, social and emotional needs, including older people, those with mental health needs, Holocaust survivors, people living with dementia and people with disabilities.

We employee 1,100 staff and 3,000 volunteers from multicultural backgrounds who work together to enrich vulnerable people's lives in a positive and caring way. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we are proud of how our staff have responded and the agility they have shown to ensure we continue to meet changing requirements.

Please be aware that this vacancy will close once a sufficient number of candidates have been identified.

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