Cheder Head Teacher – North West Surrey Synagogue

North West Surrey Synagogue, a member of the Movement for Reform Judaism, is looking for a new Head Teacher to start in around the 1st quarter 2018.

What we will offer you:

• A thriving, involved and welcoming community
• An expanding cheder of 40 students aged up to 15
• Enthusiastic teachers with at least one assistant in every class
• A supportive Rabbi, planning team and Council
• A curriculum that builds on the strengths of the teachers and the interests of the children
• A floor of our building dedicated to classrooms and resources
• Continuing professional development

The person we are looking for will:

• Be a qualified teacher, ideally having worked in a senior capacity
• Be excited by the possibilities offered by Jewish education within our community
• Be knowledgeable about Judaism and Hebrew
• Be committed to progressive Judaism
• Be able to generate enthusiasm and excitement across the age group
• Be committed to building links between cheder and the Community
• Be flexible, well organized, friendly and a team player
• Be, at least, a deputy designated safeguarding lead (DDSL), or be willing to be trained to this level during the probationary period.

Job details

• Part time (average of 2 days per week, some of which may be worked from home and which will vary during the year) and subject to a probationary period of 6 months. There is scope for the right candidate to work fewer hours for a proportionately reduced salary.
• There is an option for this post to be a job share.
• A salary of £14,000 per annum is offered, plus appropriate expenses.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to the NWSS chairman, Ian Lancaster, Application forms and information packs are available on request from Becky Cantor,

Completed applications should be marked “Confidential” and received by Ian Lancaster no later than 31 January 2018.