Leicester, Leicester (Hybrid)
£25,498 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 38 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.



Islamic Relief UK (IRUK) is currently recruiting for the position of ‘Community Fundraising Officer’ to join its Fundraising division based out its office in Leicester, UK.  To support the Regional Community Fundraising Manager in fulfilling the organisational objectives of developing and optimising on community fundraising and volunteer initiatives.



The successful candidate must have or be:

  • Experience in establishing and developing relationships with key stakeholders
  • Experience in project coordination i.e. events and campaigns
  • Experience of organising and supervising events
  • Experience of recruiting, managing and developing volunteers
  • Experience in motivating and managing volunteers
  • Experience in professional fundraising
  • Full UK Driving license
  • Knowledge and understanding of the local region and community
  • To prioritise and work well under the pressure of a busy environment
  • To take a collaborate approach with a strong sense of teamwork and willingness to work with colleagues cross organisationally in support of wider objectives
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing as well as build relationships with people of all backgrounds, levels and settings
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Strong motivation and empathy towards the aims and objectives of the organisation
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative and to tight deadlines, prioritising a variety of important and urgent, but diverse tasks
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills, with high standards of computer literacy including MS office packages
  • Numerical skills and the ability to work accurately under pressure and pay attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and plan work, set and achieve deadlines, establish and maintain monitoring systems etc.
  • Ability to represent Islamic Relief in a wide range of situations
  • Good understanding of international development and humanitarian work
  • Good understanding of the Fundraising sector, standards, practises and frameworks



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 our website.



PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place on mid-late July 2022.




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 that 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

More about Islamic Relief Worldwide

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Posted on: 29 June 2022
Closed date: 17 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: CFOEM/0622
Tags: Fundraising

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