Vacancy:   CCJ Programme Manager

CCJ is the leading national forum for Christian-Jewish engagement. CCJ operates at a local level within over 30 branches, comprising some 1,500 members and on a national level with a small and dynamic professional team.

CCJ’s Presidents are the leading spiritual figures of all Christian and Jewish denominations. More information can be found at: http://www.ccj.org.uk

CCJ delivers programmes in three strategic areas: Education, Dialogue and Social Action.  This year is CCJ’s 75th Anniversary year with an ambitious calendar of events to deliver.

CCJ is now seeking to appoint a full-time Jewish Programme Manager to work alongside our Christian Programme Manager to deliver innovative and high quality projects which contribute towards positive relationships between Christians and Jews in the UK.

Main role: The programme manager will be responsible for the conception and delivery of programmes, focusing specifically but not exclusively on Jewish content, in line with CCJ’s mission and strategic priorities.

The successful candidate will be part of the programming team led by the CCJ Director.

This is a full time post. In addition the holder of this post will be required to work on occasional evenings and weekends as needed to attend events etc. Full allowance will be made for religious observance requirements.

Salary: £26,000-£30,000 dependent upon experience

Application closes: 09:00 a.m. Monday 30th October, 2017.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. First interviews week beginning November 6th, 2017

Application by cover letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) and CV to: Director@ccj.org.uk

Role Responsibilities

Programme Management:

  • Designing and implementing innovative and relevant programmes and campaigns
  • Working closely with stakeholders and actively engaging with new stakeholders to build new partnerships where relevant
  • Ensuring effective monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects
  • Working as part of small and dynamic team and contributing where necessary to other work undertaken by the team as a whole
  • Delivering workshops and seminars as appropriate to CCJ branches and stakeholders
  • Writing material on topics of Jewish interest and relevance, including blog posts and educational resources
  • Drafting budgets and reporting expenditure during programme implementation

Additional Support:

  • Providing input to wider strategic planning as required
  • Providing support to other team members and programmes
  • Feeding in to CCJ’s communications strategy, following relevant news, posting on social media and providing input for press statements
  • Occasional reporting to CCJ trustees, Stakeholders and Funders as necessary

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Commitment to interfaith engagement
  • Interest in Christian-Jewish relations
  • Good knowledge of all branches of Jewish thought
  • Good knowledge of Jewish sources
  • A detailed understanding of the UK Jewish community
  • Comfortable working with people and organisations across the spectrum of the Jewish and Christian communities
  • A creative and innovative approach to developing interfaith relations
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to build consensus, create partnerships and foster cooperation
  • Diplomatic skills: Ability to be balanced, analytical, perceive sensitivities and accommodate diverse points of view
  • Highly organised with outstanding operation and project management skills, including experience of event planning
  • Experience leading projects
  • Able to work under pressure, multi-task and deliver to deadlines
  • Team player with a positive approach to teamwork
  • Ensure that confidentiality is adhered to as appropriate
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Able and willing to travel both nationally and internationally as necessary

Communications skills:

  • Preparation of briefings/background materials and other documents to a high standard
  • Strong social media and other media skills. Ability to write compelling articles (blogs, media etc.)
  • Ability to make public presentations at events, conferences etc.

Organisational and Office skills:

  • Ability to devise, manage and report on programme budgets
  • Excellent computer literacy including, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and other relevant programmes
  • Ability to manage high profile events independently

Desirable:

  • Previous experience of interfaith work
  • An awareness and understanding of different Christian denominations
  • Previous experience of Design software such as Adobe InDesign
  • Experience with web editing software and mail clients including WordPress and MailChimp

 

N.B. Please respond to the specific points in the person specification and explain how your skills and knowledge are compatible with the role