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World Jewish Relief CEO Paul Anticoni with elderly woman in Eastern Europe

World Jewish Relief promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates of different ethnicities, race, socio-economic backgrounds, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and of faith or none that meet the criteria set out in our roles.

Current Vacancies

Head of Media and Storytelling

Closing date:                  8th December 2023

Salary:                             £50,000

Location:                        Hybrid between our office in NW2 and working from home

Contract:                        Permanent

World Jewish Relief provides life-saving and life-changing action to people in crisis around the world. We work with our trusted local partners to help people survive the consequences of conflict and disaster, to thrive and rebuild their lives. We deliver programmes using our expertise, with urgency to achieve maximum and sustainable impact for those within and beyond our community.

In the last year, World Jewish Relief has grown significantly. Our supporter base has grown, we’ve undergone a full rebrand, invested in our digital and design capabilities and launched a new website. Now, to match this growth, we are looking for a passionate and compelling storyteller to join our Communications and Marketing team to help us tell more people what we do, and what makes us unique.

You will be an experienced communicator, with a strong understanding of what makes an interesting and impactful story for a range of different audiences and channels. You will work alongside many of our teams to amplify our work and our brand, and will be able to easily adapt your writing style depending on the audience. This is largely a proactive role, which will seek out interesting media opportunities and develop a compelling narrative that positions World Jewish Relief and our work with new and existing audiences.

You will be responsible for:

  • Developing an audience-centric media strategy, to engage national, global, local, sector and Jewish media.
  • Working closely with our Programmes teams to research, develop and write hard-hitting and impactful stories that demonstrate the breadth and depth of our work.
  • Developing appropriate media monitoring and analysis and keeping wider organisation up to date with relevant news
  • Working closely with the wider Communications and Marketing team to suggest and develop robust monitoring and evaluation processes for media engagement and storytelling, which will be used for reporting purposes
  • Develop a storytelling strategy and process, in agreement with the Director of Communications and Marketing, which supports the brand and messaging

Job Title:                Programme Operations Manager – STEP Ukraine

Closing date:         17th December 2023

Salary:                    £42,000

Location:               Hybrid between our office in NW2 and working from home

Contract:               12 months fixed term contract

Following a successful Emergency campaign to support Syrian Refugees in 2015 World Jewish Relief created the Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP) for refugees in 2016 and today we are the largest provider of specialist employment support to refugees in the UK.

We launched STEP Ukraine in the summer, in partnership with the British Council and with the backing of the UK Government, to provide up to 10,000 Ukrainians with an opportunity to improve their English as well as the support they might need to find employment in the UK that matches their skills and experience. The primary purpose of this role is to manage the operational side of the programme which includes infrastructure and process, data and reporting as well as partnerships.

Working closely with the Programme Manager – STEP Ukraine, you will be responsible for helping the team prepare Ukrainians in the UK for competitive employment, improve their English and offer support as they build their lives in the UK.

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing the administration of the STEP Ukraine programme
  • Line management of Programme Assistants
  • Being the first point of contact for any partner activity liaising with the British Council, Business in the Community, The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network and hosting organisations
  • Managing the allocation of clients to Employment Advisors in a timely manner
  • Monitoring the standard of customer service given by Employment Advisors and ensuring that STEP Ukraine is providing excellent customer service,
  • Assisting partners in the ongoing monitoring and impact measurement of programmes. Particularly in relation to achieving and evidencing outcomes.
  • Using advanced Excel skills to analyse results, identify trends and learnings to use data to drive changes and improve the quality of programmes.

Additional Information

Our people are our greatest asset – without them we couldn’t do any of our fantastic work.

In return, we offer a range of benefits to support our employees in delivering their crucial role. The benefits package we offer includes:


  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays and Jewish holidays
  • Holiday entitlement increases up to 25 days with 5 years’ service
  • Option to buy/sell up to 5 days additional leave (pro rata)

Pension Scheme

  • Workplace pension scheme, with 9% salary contributions – 5% from World Jewish Relief and 4% from employee

Life Insurance

  • Free life insurance paying 3 times annual salary to nominated beneficiaries

Health Cash Plan

  • Gives cash back to cover the costs of dental care, optical care, specialist consultations, flu jabs and a range of complementary treatments and therapies
  • Discounts given on shopping, travel, cinema tickets and gym membership

Employee Assistance Programme

  • Free confidential advice or support with any personal or work related concerns or free counselling if needed

Mental Health Days

  • We offer up to 3 paid mental health days a year

Sick pay scheme

  • We have a discretionary sick pay scheme with full pay for a period depending on length of service

Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

  • To support employees when having a family, we offer enhanced maternity and paternity pay when on leave

Season ticket/travel to work loan

  • An interest-free loan to cover the cost of a public transport season ticket

Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Hire a bicycle to travel to and from work, through salary sacrifice

Flexible Working

  • We encourage flexible working including home-working, reduced hours and compressed hours.

Training and Development

  • We provide a range of training and development opportunities and encourage employees’ personal and professional development

Early finish on Fridays

  • We finish work at 3pm on Fridays.

World Jewish Relief is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation as we are guided by the Jewish values of Tzedekah (Justice), Hesed (Kindness), Repairing the World and Welcoming the Stranger. Our Jewish identity reaffirms the importance of being inclusive and respectful of all. We are an anti-racist organisation. It is important that World Jewish Relief is a place where people of all ethnicities feel welcomed to work or volunteer with us.

We are committed to delivering all our services to vulnerable people through locally led partner organisations whose voice, opinion, judgement and expertise is a critical driver in how our resources are allocated. This means that local partners make decisions and our funding gets to where it is needed most. We place significant trust in our local partners to so that they can lead their own work and guide ours.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all staff and volunteers regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, ethnicity, marriage or civil partnership, religion or belief which are “protected characteristics” under the Equality Act 2010. In addition, we will go beyond this and avoid discrimination on the basis of refugee/asylum status, in recognition of the work we do to support refugees in the UK.

As we work towards building a society based on equality and fairness, we recognise that we may not get everything right all the time but commit to a process of listening, learning and improving our approach.

Putting inclusion and diversity into practice

Over the last 2 years we have been proactively seeking to ensure we can be a more inclusive and diverse organisation. We’ve established a DE&I working group of staff, have brought in external experts to assist us understand unconscious bias and have had facilitated discussions with the team to assess and analyse our culture with a set of recommendations produced. We have amended our HR practices and our Code of Conduct, conducted a diversity audit, assessed our gender pay gap and are looking to further diversify our Board. Change will not take place over night but we are committed to improving our way of working to be more inclusive and diverse.