The Council of Christians and Jews is seeking a new Director. 


CCJ is the leading nationwide forum for Christian-Jewish engagement, providing innovative branch-based local and national programmes of dialogue, social action and education across the UK.  Supported by our Presidents, national leaders of Jewish and Christian denominations, CCJ has a unique reach and voice.


Building on the achievements of outgoing Director Elizabeth Harris-Sawczenko, the new Director will combine deep understanding of Christian-Jewish relations with the skills and qualities to lead a dynamic team in our central London office, and  proven experience in fundraising and strategy.  Applications from the Jewish community would be especially welcome.


Applicants should contact Elizabeth Harris-Sawczenko at for an informal conversation and job description.  Applications should be sent by email to the Chair of Trustees, Bishop Michael Ipgrave, at by 17 August, 2020. Interviews will take place during September.




The Council of Christians and Jews is the Leading National Forum for Christian-Jewish engagement.

CCJ was founded in 1942, during the darkest days of the Second World War and the Holocaust by Archbishop of Canterbury William Temple and Chief Rabbi Joseph Hertz, to promote religious and cultural understanding between Christian and Jewish communities and to advance the elimination of religious and racial prejudice, hatred and discrimination with particular reference to antisemitism, underpinned by ethical and social teachings common to Judaism and Christianity.

CCJ’s message remains as important and relevant today as it was then and CCJ’s programmes, in Education, Dialogue and Social action continue to enable good relations between faiths as we meet growing contemporary challenges.