Manchester, Greater Manchester
£34,920 per year + excellent company benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 37 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 ‘Regional Community Fundraising Manager' to join its dynamic Islamic Relief UK division based in either the Manchester or Bradford office.


The purpose of the role is to:

  • To develop and manage a fundraising strategy for the assigned region to meet set objectives, and ensure delivery
  • To optimise sustainable supporter led fundraising in the assigned area - recruiting and working in partnership with key stakeholders and networks to maximise impact, cost effective delivery and ensuring all activity complies with organisational and legal requirements
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in other areas, regions, departments/sections to optimise profitable joint working and deliver shared objectives
  • Be the key Islamic Relief staff point of contact and representative for your assigned region



The successful candidate must have or be:

  • Proven experience of managing staff and/or volunteers to reach their potential
  • Proven experience of budgeting and use of KPIs to monitor and manage financial performance
  • Significant voluntary or professional fundraising experience
  • Proven experience of stakeholder relationship management
  • Proven experience of people management skills and the ability to distance manage a team, ensuring they are supported and motivated to achieve fundraising targets
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills with the ability to engage and inspire a wide range of audeience
  • Significant voluntary or professional fundraising experience
  • Proven experience of project management
  • Proven experience of performance reviews, management development, motivation and effective management of performance issues
  • Delivery of outcomes through others – peers, volunteers or staff – in a professional or voluntary context
  • Knowledge and understanding of the community within this geographical area (i.e. North)
  • Excellent budget management skills to maximise contribution
  • Working understanding of the legal requirements affecting community based fundraising and data protection regulations
  • Broad understanding of fundraising techniques and the specific value, role and techniques utilised within Community Fundraising activity
  • Ability to formulate, implement, monitor and evaluate plans in a cycle of continuous improvement
  • Able to prepare a compelling ‘case for support’ to capitalise on fundraising opportunities and match organisational need with potential supporters
  • Ability to manage and resolve conflict
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and conflicting demands, delegate, organise and plan time effectively
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing as well as build relationships with people of all backgrounds, levels and settings including business, social and educational
  • Degree educated or equivalent professional experience


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 our website.


PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 04/10/2021.



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.


Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief:

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

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

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Islamic Relief Worldwide

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Posted on: 02 September 2021
Closed date: 26 September 2021
Job ref: RCFMN/0921
Tags: Fundraising

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