Charity registered in Scotland SC048275
Edinburgh is a multi-faith city with a vibrant art culture. In 1947 two Jewish refugees were at the forefront of establishing the Edinburgh International Festival which along with the City’s Fringe Festival would become the biggest arts festival in the world. The aim was to create positive and enriching experiences that people from all over the world could enjoy following the trauma of World War Two. The Edinburgh Jewish community is over 200 years old and throughout its history has contributed to the cultural landscape of Scotland’s capital city. The Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre aims to be a continuing and evolving producer of cultural events and activities open to all.
EJCC was established to protect, preserve, sustain and grow the Jewish community in Edinburgh. Since its founding, EJCC has presented dozens of culturally significant programmes experienced by thousands of Jewish people as well as those who have an interest in Jewish culture.
We are now searching for candidates to apply for the position of our next chair. Following four years of distinguished service, our current chair is required by our constitution to step down.
EJCC is financially strong, has many active volunteers, has a part-time professional administrator, and is committed to future growth. The new chair may come from a variety of sectors, for example education, culture, commercial, charity, national/local politics.
Time commitment – one day per week, although not necessarily spread evenly throughout the year. Much of the work can be carried out remotely.
Job Purpose:To provide practical support to the trustees across all areas of EJCC’s operation – governance, management, programme development, programme delivery and fundraising.
Who We Are: Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre registered as a SCIO with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator in 2018. Our background, history and programme of activities can be found on our website jcc.scot but in short, our purpose is to celebrate and share Judaism and Jewish culture with people of all faiths and none, Jews and non-Jews, as we create a dynamic and vibrant Jewish life for the 21st Century.
Our ultimate ambition is to create a physical space which will be a home for our programme and a catalyst for community cohesion in Edinburgh and across Scotland.
At present all of our activity is generated by a volunteer board of trustees who give of their time and expertise freely to develop and grow the work of the organisation. The success of our activities to date now means that in order to take the next steps on our journey we need to engage administrative support to help underpin our plans for the future.
Duties and Responsibilities: The list is wide-ranging and comprehensive. Please do not be put off from applying if you do not have skills in every area listed. At present our programme takes place online. While we anticipate a gradual return to face-to-face events, we expect that ‘virtual’ will be an ongoing dimension of our programme. We expect, therefore, that candidates will have excellent IT skills, be comfortable working across a variety of social media and, ideally have experience of Wix, the online platform on which our website is built.
A Job Description is available for download below.