The LJS is the leading UK Liberal Jewish congregation; it is the oldest and largest member of Liberal Judaism, a constituent of the World Union for Progressive Judaism. The synagogue was founded in 1911, and in 2025 will celebrate one hundred years on our present site. This will be an opportunity for a major celebration of our anniversary.
The Liberal Jewish Synagogue is an inclusive, egalitarian community of all ages, working together to explore Jewish traditions, texts and values and applying them to the challenge of living ethical lives within the context of the social, intellectual, technological and scientific realities of the 21st Century.
The Liberal Jewish Synagogue
St John's Wood, London
£65,000 to £75,000 per annum, dependent on experience
The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) is seeking its next Executive Director to provide the operational leadership for the synagogue to the benefit of the LJS Members and Friends, the LJS Council, rabbis, staff, volunteers, and all who visit. Working in accordance with the LJS and values, and collaboratively with the Honorary Officers, Senior Rabbi, senior staff and Council, the Executive Director contributes to the strategic planning and development for the LJS's future. The Executive Director will operate alongside a wide range of committed stakeholders and provide all operational, financial and compliance oversight through a dedicated staff team. They will also ensure high quality membership support and services that serve the needs of the LJS community.
We are looking for a collaborative individual with a consultative approach who is passionate about the community we serve and brings a familiarity with religious traditions. With experience of operating at a senior level in an organisation of similar size and complexity, you will bring a track record of achieving operational excellence and proactive financial leadership. You will be adept at managing charity governance and compliance and experienced in facilities management. With the ability to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders and complex projects, you will be an engaging leader, with experience of supporting staff and senior volunteers to excel in their roles, whilst being happy to work hands-on as needed. You will be a natural communicator, enjoy welcoming and encouraging others and will be committed to our inclusivity agenda and to providing exceptional services to our congregants.
For further information, please download the appointment brief below. For a confidential conversation about the opportunity, please contact Anna Gardet or Roberta Giubilini with a copy of your CV.
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 12th May 2021
Interviews with Prospectus: 26th May - 4th June 2021
Interviews with The Liberal Jewish Synagogue: w/c 14th June 2021
The Liberal Jewish Synagogue is committed to achieving greater diversity in its senior team and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality or disability.