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Media Relations Manager
Media Coordinator (Job Share 2 days/week)

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Junior Community Fundraising & Volunteer Officer (London & South) x2

Location: London (Regional Office)
Salary: £21,870 per annum (Including London Weighting)
Ref: FRD-CFVL&S-20160426-2-TA
Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 03/05/2016

We are looking for a self-motivated, resourceful and creative individual to join our dynamic fundraising team as a Junior Community Fundraising & Volunteer Officer (JCFV Officer). The post holder will be responsible for developing and optimising community fundraising by setting-up strong volunteer networks across the region. This includes coordinating local events to maximise income and implement key fundraising strategies. The JCFV Officer will work closely with local donors, community leaders, volunteers and supporters and will be responsible for communicating Islamic Relief’s work to existing and potential new donors.

The Successful Candidate will need to demonstrate:

•    Skills in recruiting, supervising and developing volunteers for small and large scale fundraising initiatives.
•    Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to motivate and manage volunteers
•    Ability to multi-task and prioritise workload as they will be in frequent contact with local schools, businesses, mosques and community groups.
•    Experience of maintaining and developing databases with the ability to report on the local market, development strategies and income and expenditure.
•    Exceptional communication, networking and organisational skills.


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Media Relations Manager

Location: Waterloo, London
Salary: Starting at £42,270 to £44,870 pa (incl. London Weighting)
Ref: COM-MMR-201603234 -TA
Contract: Permanent

Closing date: Extended until 02/05/2016

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen in Islamic Relief to work as the Media Relations Manager in the UK Communications Department. The purpose of the role is to advise on media relations for IRUK and to manage Islamic Relief’s engagement with the media in order to advance the organisation’s advocacy, communications and fundraising goals, maintain and build a positive public profile and manage reputational risk. The role line manages one post – Media Relations Coordinator and is responsible for strategic planning of media relations activities in line with the organisational strategy, as well as the day-to-day management of the unit.

If you are passionate about working for a dynamic international NGO and feel you meet the criteria below, then we want to hear from you.

The successful candidate:

  • Experience in devising and implement a media relations strategy and policies in line with Communications departmental objectives and wider strategy
  • Oversee the development and implementation of budgets, annual work plans and project plans for major marketing campaigns, events and other initiatives requiring media relations support
  • Manage and oversee Islamic Relief’s key media sponsorship partnerships
  • Provide communications and media engagement advice and support to the UK Director – and other spokespeople as required – in relation to sensitive and strategically important media relations, public engagement and advocacy activities

Junior CFV Officer L&S Advert


Media Coordinator (Job Share 2 days/week)

Location: Waterloo, London
Salary: Starting at £30,540 to £32,988 pa, pro-rata (incl. London Weighting)
Ref: COM-IMC-20160414 (TA)
Contract: 6 months fixed-term

Closing date: 08/05/2016

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Islamic Relief to job-share at 2 days a week as a temporary Media Coordinator in the UK Communications Department, with the possibility of extension if the job share works well for all concerned. The purpose of the role is to promote Islamic Relief’s work and concerns to the UK media and contribute to relevant and effective fundraising and advocacy through relationship building with key journalists, responding to media enquiries, issuing press releases, placing stories and contributing to the organisation’s output through the website, social media and publications.

If you are passionate about working for a dynamic international NGO and feel you meet the criteria below, then we want to hear from you.

The successful candidate:

  • Monitor key media to identify opportunities for positive coverage and any negative coverage requiring rebuttal
  • Develop strong relationships with key journalists to facilitate strong coverage
  • Gather stories and background information as required to support media relations needs
  • Research and write press releases, media briefings, articles for publication, Q&As, key messages, position statements and promotional literature as required
  • Contribute to the maintenance of media contacts databases and target lists
  • Contribute to the recording of coverage achieved in all media, to measure performance and inform strategy

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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.

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 form from below and forwarding the completed form to hr.iruk@islamic-relief.org.uk on or before the closing date.

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.

Application Form:

IRUK Application Form
Diversity Monitoring Form 2015

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