£25,000 per year pro-rata (£10,000 for 15 hours per week)
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Programme Administrator


Job Terms

  • Salary: £25,000 pro-rata  (£10,000 for 15 hours/week)

  • Location: Currently mainly home/online (including some online event attendance)

  • Contract length: Permanent with pensionable benefits of 5%

  • Reports to: Director

  • Leave: 25 days per year (pro-rata) plus bank holidays

  • Probationary period: 6 months

  • Interview date: mid-July 2020

  • Start date: Early August 2020


The Inclusive Mosque Initiative (IMI) is committed to centring and uplifting the voices and experiences of marginalised people within our communities. This means having a critical awareness of the dynamics of power and privilege, and working against racism (including anti-blackness, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism), homophobia, transphobia, gender-based discrimination, poverty, ableism, and environmental damage and understanding the ways these are connected. 


IMI was named one of the 50 New Radicals of 2018.


Job Description 

  • The programme administrator will handle the running and finance of our regular programme which includes Friday prayers (Jummahs), Eid celebrations, activities during Ramadan, and smaller discussion-based events (halaqahs). This will involve being present at these events on the day.

  • The programme administrator will coordinate the planning and execution of our paid-for officiate services such as wedding ceremonies and consultancy services to external parties.

  • The programme administrator will support communications and marketing including social media delivery in partnership with the Director.

  • Support the coordination of the training and development of our religious service consultants (imamx).


The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Event planning and delivery.

  • Coordinating paid-for religious services and consultancy.

  • General admin- This includes responding to external communications within a three day period. Signposting queries to relevant individuals or organisations. Managing expenses and reimbursement for IMI personnel and guests.

  • Minute taking and coordinating board meetings. 

  • Expense and invoice payment for imamx and consultants.


The successful candidate will support:

  • The Director and board of trustees to deliver imamx (religious service consultants) training and development.

  • The Director and board of trustees in developing collaborations with external organisations to deliver social justice outcomes.

  • The Director with communications and marketing.

  • The Treasurer with financial management and accounts.


Person Specification

  • Self-motivated, positive person with an optimistic attitude, emotionally mature and good awareness of the challenges that an organisation like IMI faces.

  • A demonstrable understanding of intersectionality and social justice.

  • An understanding of the needs of IMI stakeholders and a commitment to their care.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build effective working relationships with internal and external partners and volunteers.

  • Ability to identify opportunities for stakeholder and volunteers to contribute to the work of IMI.

  • Proven ability to work on your own initiative, recognising tasks that need to be undertaken, and managing your time effectively to ensure deadlines are met.

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing, with a range of stakeholders.

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.


The ideal candidate will show an understanding of:

  • Their own privilege.

  • The emotional challenges of social justice work.


Essential Experience

  • Experience of working with Muslim communities.

  • Understanding of LGBT+ Muslim communities.

  • Note taking and correspondence, with the ability to adapt your communication style for different groups.

  • Knowledge of accessibility requirements.


Desirable Experience

  • Experience in volunteer development.

  • Experience working with disabled people.

  • Level 1 or above BSL interpretation.


Please note:

  • Applicants must be 18+ and be resident in the UK at the time of application and be UK/EU citizens, holders of a valid UK work permit, or on a student visa that permits part-time work.

  • We will prioritise women, genderqueer and disabled applicants


This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in working for a female-led organisation that is committed to centring and uplifting the voices and experiences of marginalised muslim communities and their families. 

If you'd like to be considered for this role please:

    • Arrange a time to talk with us prior to sending an application should you wish. Introductory conversation to be booked with the imi team here: admin[@]inclusivemosque[.]org

    • Submit your CV and cover letter addressing how you meet the person specification and required experience. 

    • Please let us know by email or answerphone [0203/189/1185] of any adjustments or support you need to attend an interview with us.

  • NB - interviews will be conducted via video call on Zoom.

    Closing date for applications is 5pm Tuesday 7th July - please ensure we have received your application by this deadline.

More about Inclusive Mosque Initiative
Inclusive Mosque Initiative

Launched in 2012, the Inclusive Mosque Initiative is a charity dedicated to creating safe spaces for marginalised communities to worship, talk ... Read more

Posted on: 23 June 2020
Closed date: 07 July 2020
Job ref: June 2020 Prog Admin
Tags: Admin, Operations

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