Fundraising Support Officer

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Islamic Relief
Closing date: 14 Feb 2021

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 36 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for those affected by poverty, conflicts and natural disasters.

We are currently recruiting for the position of ‘Fundraising Support Officer’ to join its dynamic Islamic Relief UK division. The purpose of the role is to provide a comprehensive administrative and office management service to the Fundraising Department, as well as wide-ranging support to the Head of Fundraising. Provide support to the Head of Fundraising, Community Fundraising and Major & Corporate Donor functions and projects at Islamic Relief UK to maximise fundraising income in line with the IRUK Fundraising strategy. To establish and maintain effective communication with all departments and between offices and other functions of Islamic Relief where relevant. Ensure cross-organisational communication of activities, events, initiatives, partnerships and campaigns. The post holder will also act as an important interface for internal communications, staff and volunteers internally as well as for external stakeholders.

The successful candidate must have or be:

  • Previous experience of providing a full range of executive support to a Head of Department and working in an administrative role
  • Experience of coordinating meetings, conferences and events both in-country and internationally, minute taking and following up tasks
  • Experience of managing multiple projects, deadlines and using sound judgement and initiative in problem resolution
  • Experience of disseminating information and demonstrating clear written and verbal communication
  • Experience of working with new systems and to the standards of large organisations
  • Experience in dealing with sensitive information (i.e. data and contracts)
  • Experience of handling financial tasks including processing invoices, expenses and budget-monitoring
  • Good understanding of international development and humanitarian work
  • Good understanding of the Fundraising sector, standards, practises and frameworks

If you are talented, reliable, service minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional looking for a meaningful career, with a strong commitment to IRW’s mission and values of sincerity, excellence, compassion, social justice and custodianship, please apply by completing our online application form.

PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place on 23/02/2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Pre-employment Checks:

Any employment with Islamic Relief will be subject to the following checks:

  • screening clearance
  • proof of eligibility to live and work within the UK
  • receipt of satisfactory references

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.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

IRW is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom IRW engages. IRW expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records checks. IRW also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief:

(Sincerity, Excellence, Compassion, Social Justice and Custodianship)

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

How to apply:

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