Community Partnerships Coordinator (North)

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Islamic Relief

The Vacancy

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 40 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, conflict and natural disasters. In the UK, IRW has a partner whose main role is to raise funds, raise awareness, carry out advocacy and support domestic programmes: this partner is called Islamic Relief UK (IRUK).

Islamic Relief UK (IRUK) is actively recruiting for the position of ‘Community Partnerships Coordinator (North)’ to be based from Manchester/Bradford Offices.

The purpose of the role is to raise income and build long-term relationships, in line with annually agreed targets and budgets, from partnerships and community networks, in support of the activities of Islamic Relief.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Demonstrable community fundraising and relationship management experience
  • Demonstrable experience of achieving challenging targets
  • Proven experience of engaging with community activists, leaders and organisations
  • Demonstrable experience creating, building and maintaining key stakeholder relationships
  • Demonstrate experience developing & growing an existing project/campaign
  • Educated to minimum GCSE level in English and Mathematics
  • Well-developed vision and ideas for supporting local efforts and partners from the standpoint of IRUK
  • Knowledge and understanding of the local community
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills – the ability to present Islamic Relief’s work professionally to key stakeholders within the community and connect with a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative based team environment
  • High level of commercial awareness and professionalism
  • Cooperative and supportive team player
  • Effective time management skills – adept at handling multiple priorities and tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies
  • Strong IT skills in particular Microsoft Office Packages
  • Strong empathy with the values and aims of Islamic Relief
  • Willingness to work flexibly – evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally when required
  • Hold a UK driving licence

For more information, please click on the Documents tab above to view the full Job Description.

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.

For more information on the excellent company benefits we offer our employees, please visit:

PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place at the end of July 2024.

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
  • criminal records check
  • 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.

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

How to apply

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