Project Officer, Foundation for Jewish Heritage
The London-based Foundation for Jewish Heritage is looking to appoint a Project Officer who will work on the various and varied cultural heritage preservation activities in which FJH is involved.
Deadline for submission is October 16.
The role of the Project Officer is to work closely with the FJH Chief Executive in overseeing, developing and managing a diverse range of Jewish cultural heritage preservation initiatives in which FJH is currently involved, as well as projects the Foundation will take on in the future.
A significant responsibility will be to project manage a new project, which initially will involve overseeing a Feasibility Study for the opulent, historic grade II* listed Middle Street synagogue in Brighton. The synagogue is no longer in use and is situated in a Brighton city centre conservation area.
This assignment has been commissioned by Brighton and Hove Hebrew Congregation (BHHC), the synagogue’s owner, and the feasibility study will identify and evaluate options for the use of the building with the aim of securing a viable, sustainable future for the site.
The key assignment for the Project Officer will be to serve as the Project Manager of the Feasibility Study phase of the Middle Street synagogue project, including managing and supporting a volunteer Steering Committee.
A second specific assignment will be assisting with the oversight of the FJH’s flagship project, the restoration of the synagogue in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales and turning it into a Welsh Jewish Heritage Center, from a ‘headquarters’ perspective (the project has its own Project Manager and team of consultants).
- Experience of project development and delivery.
- Understanding and experience with managing heritage development projects.
- High degree of interpersonal, communication and numeracy skills, written and verbal, and with experience in making presentations before audiences.
- Ability to digest and synthesise complex information and prepare various forms of reports.
- Experience with financial planning.
- Experience with fundraising and writing grant applications.
- Experience of working with, and managing professional colleagues and volunteers.
- Strong leadership, engagement, networking and negotiating skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively and facilitate partnerships.
- Able to work on own initiative, self-motivated, flexible, with strong time management skills.
- Computer and social media literate.
- Empathy with the Foundation’s mission.
- Someone with integrity, initiative and drive, and a commitment to results.
- A degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
- Experience of working within the heritage sector.
- Experience of working within the voluntary sector.
- Experience of working with National Lottery Heritage Fund projects.
- Knowledge of the Jewish community.
- Experience with event organisation and management.
- Experience with marketing and public relations work.
- Other languages.
For further information, contact Foundation Chief Executive Michael Mail on email@example.com