Jewish Care is delighted to announce that after a rigorous recruitment process, we have appointed Rachel Jones as Jewish Care’s Director of Care, Housing and Hospitality.

Rachel initially joined Jewish Care in May 2021 as our Interim Head of Housing and Domically Care.

Rachel has dedicated her entire career to social care, which began with her working as a Carer at Norwood, and later working as a Carer at Kisharon and several other care providers.

Rachel went on to run various housing associations and smaller charities before serving as the Executive Director at Sunridge Court for 8 years and was one of the lead professionals in overseeing the merger between Sunridge Court and Jewish Care, which she describes as an “absolute highlight in her career”.

Outside of Jewish Care, Rachel is a long serving and passionate volunteer for Norwood and has volunteered as a coordinator and planner of Mitzvah Day activities for a number of years in addition to carrying out voluntary work for Crisis, Sadaqa Day and voluntary work with refugees from Afghanistan.

Rachel is very excited about her new role and looks forward to being part of the Directorate team and working alongside our already well-functioning care homes and Retirement Living schemes supported by our incredibly talented and strong team of staff and volunteers.

Rachel will commence her role on the 1st April, where she will be taking over from Gaby Wills who has been a vital part of the organisation for the last 23 years and who we wish well.

Rachel Jones, incoming Director of Care, Housing and Hospitality says:

“I always knew social care was a career for life. My mum worked for Norwood for 28 years and I wanted to have that longevity in my career so that I could really make a positive difference to people’s lives. I have also always held a particularly place in my heart for Jewish Care who looked after both my grandmothers in what was then named, Princess Alexandra and Morton House.”

Daniel Carmel-Brown, Chief Executive, Jewish Care, says:

“We are excited for Rachel to step into this position and bring her wealth of knowledge and experience to the role. Her enthusiasm and passion for Jewish Care have already been keenly felt during her time with us and we look forward to the next phase of working together.”