The Board of Deputies has appointed Dawn Waterman to a newly created position of Director of Education and Community Engagement to help shape the education policy and outreach of the Board and to enhance its connection with the Jewish community and wider British public.
Dawn, who has been at the Board for six years, has covered the Government Affairs and Education briefs, as well as Heritage and the Board’s archive project Hidden Treasures; celebrating Jewish archives in Britain and will continue to be involved in these areas. She previously held a variety of public affairs and stakeholder engagement posts in Government and in the public and private sectors.
She said: “I’m honoured to have been appointed as Director of Education and Community Engagement and look forward to leading the Board’s work in these important areas.”
Board of Deputies Vice President Gary Mond, who chairs the Communities and Education Division, said: “We are delighted to appoint Dawn Waterman to this new position. Dawn has tremendous knowledge regarding both Judaism and our education system, and will be able to use this to promote our work in schools and other frameworks around the UK.”