UK Community Manager

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West Hampstead, London

OLAM is a network of 60+ Jewish and Israeli organisations working in the fields of global volunteering, international development, and humanitarian aid. Inspired by Jewish values and committed to high ethical standards, OLAM convenes and mobilises leaders and organisations to take meaningful action in support of the world’s most vulnerable people. Our vision is a global Jewish people that supports and partners with vulnerable communities in developing countries in order to foster a more just and compassionate world for all.

JDC Entwine is one of OLAM's key partner organisations. Entwine catalyses the current generation of Jewish young adults to lead and live a life of action, with global Jewish responsibility at the centre of their identity. JDC Entwine offers a diverse array of global immersive experiences that affirm Jewish values and support leadership development while supporting vulnerable communities around the world.  

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced programme manager with a track record of successful project delivery and event design, and a deep understanding of the UK Jewish community, to drive forward OLAM and JDC Entwine’s complementary work as the UK Community Manager. 

Since periodic global travel is part of this role, we require the individual who fills this role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We require the individual in this role to be fully vaccinated by their first day of work and to maintain that status. JDC provides reasonable accommodations, and this may be subject to disability and religious exemptions. Contact HR if you need to request an accommodation.

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. Applications through this form, hosted on the JDC Careers site via Comeet, will not be considered. All applicants must apply via [email protected] in order to be considered.

Your cover letter must tell us:

●       Why you are interested in the role

●       How you meet the person specification listed at the end of this pack

Closing date for applications: January 13, 2021  

Interviews: Rolling                                         



MANAGED BY: OLAM’s CEO (based in Israel). In addition, the UK Community Manager will have regular check-in meetings with a point person at the JDC about JDC-specific deliverables.

SALARY: £40,000-45,000 per annum

HOURS: Full-time position, involving some evenings, weekends, and occasional travel abroad; responsibilities divided between OLAM (75%) and JDC Entwine (up to 25%). Due to the global nature of our work and the fact that we have staff based in multiple time zones, meetings often take place between 2-7 pm UK time.

EMPLOYED BY: The Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)


●       To identify and pursue strategic opportunities to engage British Jewish leaders and the broader UK Jewish community with global issues

●       To bring together UK-based Jewish individuals and organisations working in the fields of global volunteering, international development, and humanitarian aid to network, learn, and pursue ethical best practices

●       To increase the visibility of the UK Jewish community’s work in developing countries

●       To signpost UK-based alumni of short-term global volunteer or study trips to additional long-term opportunities to volunteer, study, and/or work in developing countries in a Jewish context

●       To represent Entwine in the UK Jewish young adult space with the intent of recruiting participants to Entwine year-long and short-term programs


Engaging British Jewish Leaders and the Broader UK Jewish Community

●       To identify, cultivate, and mobilise British Jewish leaders with an eye towards global issues

●       To identify and pursue strategic opportunities to partner with UK-based organisations (Board of Deputies, UJIA, UJS, denominations, etc.) on global-themed programmes for British Jewish leaders

●       To work together with OLAM's CEO and key British stakeholders to develop a multi-year strategy for engaging the UK Jewish community with global issues 

Strengthening OLAM’s UK-based Practitioner Network

●       To bring together UK-based Jewish individuals and organisations working in the fields of global volunteering, international development, and humanitarian aid (JDC Entwine, OCR, The Step Up, Tribe, Tzedek, WJR, World ORT, etc.) to network, learn, and pursue ethical best practices

●       To ensure that UK-based individuals and organisations take advantage of OLAM's broader programmes and services for practitioners

●       To identify opportunities for collaboration and make one-to-one connections between UK-based organisations and relevant OLAM partner organisations outside the UK

●       To identify UK-based Jewish individuals working in the field outside of a Jewish context (DFID, Save the Children UK, etc.) and connect them to OLAM's expanding network of practitioners

Increasing the Visibility of the UK Jewish Community's Work in Developing Countries 

●       To place stories, op-eds, and blogs about the UK Jewish community's work in developing countries in the UK Jewish press 

●       To identify opportunities in the UK Jewish communal calendar (e.g., Limmud Festival) to amplify the work of UK Jewish individuals / organisations / programme alumni in developing countries

●       To identify and pursue opportunities to speak, facilitate, and/or place speakers from OLAM’s network at relevant panels, conference sessions, webinars, etc. in the British Jewish community

●       To act as an ambassador in the UK Jewish community of JDC’s global work

Signposting UK-based Global Volunteering Alumni to Additional Opportunities

●       To plan and implement a convening bringing together UK-based alumni of multiple global volunteer programs

●       To meet one-to-one with UK-based short-term program alumni who want to take the next step and do a long-term overseas volunteer programme or pursue higher education in the field of international development

●       To connect initiatives driven by alumni of global volunteer programmes to guest speakers, educational resources, etc. from OLAM's broader ecosystem

Representing Entwine in the UK Young Adult Jewish Space

●       To meet deliverables of UK-based grants in recruiting participants to Entwine’s year-long and short-term programming

●       To meet one-to-one with UK-based JDC Entwine Insider Trip alumni and JDC Pears Fellows upon returning home and to signpost them for post-service opportunities

●       To develop a robust follow-up process for British participants participating on JDC Entwine Insider Trips (including a proposed concrete action plan upon their return)


●       To serve as a member of OLAM's global team, contributing to wider, team-wide projects

●       To supervise a possible UK-based intern or JDC Pears Fellow

●       To carry out any other duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of the post




●       At least five years of program management experience

●       Track record of successful project delivery event design and delivery (workshops, conferences, speaker events, etc.)

●       A deep understanding of the UK Jewish community and key Jewish communal institutions


●       A deep understanding of the fields of global volunteering, international development or social justice

●       Experience with strategic planning

●       Experience with PR and working with the press

●       Experience of having worked for (or an understanding of how) a small organization operates



●       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

●       Excellent attention to detail 

●       Proficiency working with Microsoft Office and online CRM platforms (e.g.Salesforce)

●       Ability to plan and deliver on multiple projects simultaneously

●       Self-starter able to work independently with minimal supervision but seeking guidance when necessary

●       Ability to work with remote staff in a collaborative way

●       Ability to build effective relationships with people from different organisations and to skilfully navigate political sensitivities among organisations

●       Proven experience with public-speaking and session facilitation 



●       A degree, preferably in a relevant field


●       A Masters, preferably in a relevant field


●       Someone who enjoys networking and engaging with people

●       Someone with a positive attitude and with high levels of energy, integrity and honesty 

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