This vacancy has now closed

Committee Chair (unpaid)

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st May 2023

  • Advertised from 1st February 2023


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.

Application notes

To apply for this post please send your CV and supporting letter to by the closing date of 1st May. Please e-mail if you would like to arrange an informal discussion with the current chair or other trustees before applying.

Interviews will take place in June.