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UJS wants you - recruiting for 2017-18

Latest Updates

UJS wants you - recruiting for 2017-18

UJS are looking for passionate and hardworking people who are seeking a challenging and rewarding year working for their national Union.

  • Are you graduating this summer and looking for your first job out of University?
  • Are you aiming to secure a job for a placement year to gain leadership and project management experience?
  • Are you unsure of your next steps and what career direction to take?
  • Do you want to dedicate a year to a great organisation before moving on to the corporate world or the third sector?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then continue reading – this job is for you.

You will gain a huge amount of experience and take on significant responsibility, ensuring that you develop transferable skills and a strong CV for your career and future leadership roles.

If you want to work in a fun, young and dynamic environment then this is the place for you.

Why work for UJS?

  • You will have more responsibility than almost any other 'first' job you might get
  • You’ll be bringing your ideas and interests to life in a job with purpose
  • Dozens of CEOs, MDs, Lords, Rabbis, MPs and award winning leaders in the corporate and third sectors have all had a head start by working for Students’ Unions
  • Opportunities for international travel and building connections with international Jewish communities
  • Early Friday finishes
  • Use of an iPhone 7 and laptop
  • Oyster card - this is equivalent to £1,026.90 for Zones 1-5 for seven months for easier travel to London J-Soc events and in and out of London terminals for campus visits across the UK
  • Being part of a dynamic team
  • Each sabbatical officer is offered participation in the UJIA Lead Now Programme (a range of development sessions and including a 1-2 week internship in a field of your choice)
  • UJS can also arrange a dedicated external mentor
  • If you are (or will turn) 22 during your employment with us, you will automatically be opted into our pension scheme and you will need to opt out should you not want it
  • No two days are the same and there is lots of flexibility
  • Chance to support Jewish students during exciting and challenging times on campus
  • You will love what you do, knowing that it is also valuable and important work that improves the experiences of Jewish Students across the UK & Ireland!

Applications are now open for not 1, not 2, not 3 but up to 4 J-Soc Officer positions. If politics and campaigning is more up your street then there is a position available that may be of interest to you; Campaigns Officer.

J-Soc Officer x 4: This role would be ideal for an individual with a strong passion for supporting J-Socs across the UK and Ireland. There is also a large amount of responsibility involved in empowering J-Socs to manage and develop projects and events. We need someone creative, confident with social media and ready to network and build relationships. This role requires someone organised with a keen interest in events management. You’ll also be the lead team member on one of Interfaith, Social Action, Holocaust Education and HMD, or Campus speakers and student-led educations. Full job description here. Apply here

Campaigns Officer: This role would be ideal for a candidate with a strong interest in student politics, campaigns and wider political issues. This candidate needs to have strong skills in relationship building and confidence with their ability to carry out and follow through on local campaigns. Full Job description here. Apply here

Research Officer: This role would be ideal for a candidate with a strong interest in student politics, antisemitism and wider political issues. This candidate needs to have strong people skills particularly when it comes to people management. The successful candidate must be well organised, discreet and with an excellent understanding of contemporary antisemitism. Full Job description here. Apply by sending your cover letter and CV to Natacha on [email protected]

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. It is strongly encouraged that candidates submit their application by 1pm on Monday 27th February as the first shortlist of candidates will be invited to interview on, 7th, 9th, 10th, 14th and 15th March 2017.

If you would like to discuss your application further or have any questions please contact Natacha on [email protected]

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