Exciting Job Opportunity

Applications Deadline 25 Jan 19.  Applications should consist of a CV and cover letter to Danny.yank@ajex.org.uk

Remembrance Officer & Administrator, AJEX – The Jewish Military Association (UK)

    • Salary.  £25k-£31k pro-rata (dependent on qualifications, skills and experience).
    • Reporting Chain. The Remembrance Officer/Administrator reports directly to the Chief Executive.
    • Organisational structure and background.  AJEX is run by a Chief Executive and overseen by a Board of Trustees.  AJEX works across three pillars: Welfare, Education and Remembrance. At the head of each pillar is an ‘Officer’.  The Officer is responsible for the planning, execution and output across their pillar.  In addition, each officer must be prepared to work across the other areas of the charity.  AJEX is undergoing a period of organisational change to meet the needs of the current environment.  You will be part of a team driving this change and the principle support to the Chief Executive.
    • Job Summary.  This is a new and exciting role.  The successful applicant will plan and deliver two main events annually (with support from the rest of the team). The first event is the AJEX annual ceremony & Parade on Whitehall, the second is the Ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. There are a host of other smaller events throughout the year, as remembrance officer you will co-ordinate these along with some of our trusted volunteers.  You must be able to manage complex projects, be exceptionally well organised, computer literate (across all MS programmes, updating social media, databases, mail merge etc) and ideally have proven skills/qualifications in project management.
    • You will work with the existing administrative team to deliver the office administration. In the future you will be the focus for all administration. Part of this role will include regular liaison with the Chairman of the Trustees, Welfare Officer, Treasurer, and where appropriate volunteers.
    • Qualifications.  No specific formal qualifications are required but candidates with qualifications in Project Management and/or IT would be preferred. A working knowledge of Hebrew or French would be helpful but it is not essential.
    • Experience.  AJEX will accept candidates with a broad range of professional experience.
    • Skills.  You must be confident that you have a proven and demonstrable planning and organisation skills. You need to be pro-active and must be able to work independently without supervision, whilst at other times as part of a team.  You must seek opportunities to take responsibility and enjoy working under pressure.  Much of the role involves liaising with external organisations both within and outside of the Jewish community. These routinely include, government departments, civil and religious authorities, diplomatic entities and the armed forces. You will be expected to lead projects, conduct planning and debriefing meetings and present to the board of Trustees when required.  You must have excellent written skills and good verbal communication skills.
    • Hours of employment and location.  The role is 09:30-17:30 Tue-Thu (3 days a week) based at the AJEX Office.  You will receive 17 days paid annual holiday plus bank holidays and religious holidays.  There is scope for overtime at busy times of the year which will be paid based on your daily rate.  Remote working will not be possible in this role
    • Measuring effectiveness / output / productiveness. The Remembrance Officer / Administrator will be expected to work against the following SMART goals.[1] These will be routinely reviewed and revisited during meetings with the Chief Executive.