The Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester & Region [“JRC”] was established in 1919.
The JRC are the representative body for the Jewish community across Greater Manchester and the surrounding regions. We are the first point of contact for internal and external stakeholders on issues that affect the Jewish community.
The JRC engage politicians at the highest levels of local and national government to ensure concerns raised by the community are heard and acted upon.

A key component of the JRC’s work is to internally collaborate and coordinate the diverse Jewish community.  Simultaneously, we are responsible for magnifying our communities collective voice to the media and wider society.
The JRC is run operationally by our Chair, Mark Adlestone OBE, Chief Executive, Marc Levy and Head of Operations, Laurie Burnley Myers.  Their work is overseen by a Management Board of lay leaders brought together from our diverse Jewish community.


This is a new role within the organisation. It has been built around our understanding of a need to connect and coordinate our affiliates and communal stakeholders.  There is scope for the right candidate to shape the role alongside the existing team and Management Board to make the most impact.

They will be a key point of contact within the JRC for affiliate and communal organisations.  They will work in close collaboration with the JRC Chief Executive and Management Board to ensure the needs of its members are understood and met.

They will help the JRC fulfil its role as a member-focused organisation by identifying ways to assist our affiliate and communal organisations with their agendas.  They will identify areas of mutual interest amongst our communal organisations and help to connect and coordinate them on these issues.

They will understand the breadth of the work of the JRC and will be an ambassador for the organisation amongst the community.  They will support the Chief Executive in their relationship building with member organisations and ensure that they, and the wider JRC team, are informed in relevant areas across the membership.


  • Be a significant point of contact for JRC affiliates on key issues, strategic thoughts and a conduit to the JRC Chief Executive, Chair and Management Board.
  • Undertake stakeholder engagement by meeting affiliates to raise awareness of the JRCs work.
  • Obtain casework from the affiliates when the JRC can assist on any issues.
  • Encourage communal organisations who are not currently JRC affiliates to join the organisation.
  • Ensure the Chief Executive, Chair and Management Board are briefed on communal activity.
  • Facilitate communal and political engagement for the Chief Executive and Chair.
  • Work on and deliver JRC meetings and focus on the action points that arise.
  • Track, analyse and report on JRC Membership Engagement.
  • Create new fora that would enable the JRC to meet its strategic objectives and encourage collaborative working across the community.
  • Work on the planning and delivery of JRC sponsored events alongside the Chief Executive, Office Manager and Management Board.
  • Assist the JRC Office Manager to ensure the smooth running of the organisation.


  • Ability to work independently and manage a varied workload.
  • Ability to work as part of a proactive and fast paced organisation.
  • Able to manage multiple projects whilst prioritising effectively.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrable experience in working creatively and being solutions focused.
  • Knowledge of the Greater Manchester Jewish community.
  • Committed to the sustainability of the Greater Manchester community.


  • Understanding the Greater Manchester and national Jewish communities.
  • Knowledgeable about the remit of affiliate and other organisations.
  • Knowledgeable about Third Sector organisations across Greater Manchester.


If you are considering applying for this role, please email Marc Levy on [email protected]

Applications should include a CV and Covering Letter.

We encourage flexible working and envisage the successful candidate committing to work 24 hours a week.  There may be a requirement for limited evening and weekend work.

Salary is £20,000 per annum: with holiday allowance 20 days pro rata in addition to Jewish holidays.

Closing date for applications: Friday 5th July