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Yesod Professional Development Manager

Yesod is hiring a part-time Professional Development Manager to lead on the assessment and guiding next steps of individuals’ professional development needs. Candidates will have extensive planning and implementation experience of professional development, including ‘training the trainers’, ideally with experience in this area of Human Resources management, (training in this field will be provided if needed). A coaching qualification and some understanding of a European Jewish community and/or organisational context are desirable.


Location: Based in Europe or Israel. If London-based, joining the Yesod Director and Administrator in North-West London; otherwise co-working space can be arranged for remote working.

Hours: Part-time, 20 hours per week, permanent role

Salary range: Appropriate to location and experience  

Reports to: Yesod Director


Job Summary

Following a successful pilot implementation of this role, Yesod is delighted to be hiring a permanent Professional Development Manager as part of our small staff team. You will provide deeper and more strategic follow-up with Yesod Alumni, and will expand the creation of individual professional development plans for Jewish community professionals and educators in Europe. A key part of this role will be management of the Yesod Professional Development Fund, implementation of a formal mentoring programme, as well as other opportunities as they are introduced.


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To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter reflecting your interest and suitability for the role, plus current or most recent salary and notice period by email to Applications are now closed. Interviews will be held in early February. Data will be stored and shared in accordance with the Yesod privacy policy. For an informal discussion about the role, contact Yesod Director, Dani Serlin, on

Applications should be submitted in English.

To download a PDF version of the Job description click  here.

Please note that due to the volume of applications, we may not be able to respond to those who have not been selected for interview.

About Yesod

Yesod is dedicated to strengthening the future of Jewish Europe by investing in key individual Jewish community professionals and educators to create sustainable and meaningful European Jewish community life. We believe that individuals who are skilled, connected, valued and grounded in Jewish purpose as professionals and educators will have the greatest potential for impact.  Through our founding partners’ collective experience and conversations in the field, Yesod identified a need to increase the scope of opportunities for professional development and Jewish fluency – knowledge, understanding, questioning, and application of Jewish concepts and text – for these individuals.


Yesod provides a range of seminars, funds and resources together with access to external opportunities, so that funding, training in languages beyond English, geographic location of events, and time availability are not barriers to progression. This framework of initiatives allows us to be responsive and flexible in meeting the professional development and Jewish fluency needs of European Jewish community professionals at different stages of their careers and in all different types of roles.


Yesod was created by three organisations – the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe (RFHE) and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (CLSFF) – committed to supporting and strengthening European Jewish communities. Together we share the vision of a vibrant, meaningful, Jewish life comprised of strong communities driven by inspired and engaged individuals.