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UK Director


Closing date: 2nd October 2015

Contract: Permanent

Ref: UKD/CEO/09

Salary: Competitive

Location: London, UK

We are currently looking for a UK Director based in London to provide strategic organisational leadership, inspiration and guidance to ensure that the overall IR objectives are achieved. This is an innovative lead role in the UK requiring strategic and sustainable expansion of funding from and engagement with the UK public. In addition to the core fundraising remit, the role and division leads the public and media relations, programs and manages key stakeholder relationships nationally, in coordination with IRW which oversees the same globally. You will lead and strengthen IR’s relations with the wider humanitarian and development community to consolidate and develop the visibility and image of the organisation. You will facilitate professional and systematic communication and cooperation between the different parts of the IR family to ensure maximum impact of the organisation’s work.

The UK Director will lead on the development, implementation and regular review of the division’s strategy, work plans and systems to achieve the agreed divisional objectives. You will lead, manage and develop the divisional staff in order to ensure that the work force is capable of fully achieving their agreed targets. The post holder will lead on the development and utilisation of a consistent, coherent, meaningful and positive IR image and set of core policy and advocacy messages. S/he will develop and utilise partnerships, networks, institutional relations and funding opportunities.

The successful candidate will have a well established understanding of fundraising, public relations, development and humanitarian work, with a proven track record in initiating and maintaining successful partnerships and relationships. You will have proven ability to give direction to staff at senior levels through delegation of authority and task. You will have experience in strong financial and resource management which enables strategic goals to be achieved within budgetary constraints. You will have an excellent command of written and spoken English. Arabic, or an Indian Subcontinent language will be desirable. A post graduate degree in Business Management degree is desirable, a qualification in fundraising, communications or associated subjects preferable

Islamic Relief promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who agree with the IR values together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct. We will carry out screening checks and will take out references on your behalf if you are selected.

Please note, for UK based roles, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. We are unable to progress applications which would require sponsorship.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer.
Only applications from those who already have the right to live and work within the UK will be considered.-

If you are talented, reliable, service minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to IRW’s values and beliefs, please apply by downloading the application pack from forward the completed form to on or before the closing date.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: Islamic Relief
  • Location: London
  • Grade: N/A - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2015-10-02

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