E1, London (On-site)
West Midlands
NG7, Nottingham
(Up to) £25,000.00 per annum (commensurate with experience)
Contract, 12-Months Fixed Term Contract (subject to successfully completing a 6-Month Probationary Period), Full-time
Job description

Vacancy Reference Number:


Position title:

Projects Assistant

Reports to:

Programmes Manager


Muslim Hands, 148 – 164 Gregory Boulevard, Gregory House, Nottingham, NG7 5JE

Hours of Work:

Full-time, 35 hours per week

Salary guideline:

(Up to) £25,000.00 per annum (commensurate with experience)

Terms of Employment:

12 Months Fixed Term Full Time Contract (subject to successfully completing a 6-Month Probationary Period)

Application Process & Closing Date:

Send an up-to-date CV and supporting Covering Letter by Email by no later than, Thursday 28th July 2022 

Approx. Interview & Role Commencement Date(s):

ASAP thereafter

Note: Strong Applicants may be contacted sooner, ahead of the closing date, to hold Online Interview with Muslim Hands; therefore, please familiarise yourself with MS Teams and Zoom Meetings, prior to submitting your application. 

Projects Assistant

Muslim Hands Programmes Department is looking to hire a Projects Assistant. The Programmes Department has seen substantial growth in the last few years and now accounts for over £20 million worth of donations annually. The person will work closely with our overseas partners and the rest of the Programmes Department in ensuring that projects are managed well.

Job description

  • To assist in the day-to-day management of projects.
  • To liaise with overseas staff to ensure that all documentation for projects is up to date.
  • To be the first point of contact for overseas partners in dealing with queries and issues.
  • To assist different thematic leads in managing the project life cycles.
  • To assist in reviewing proposals and guidance to overseas partners on areas of improvements
  • To work with the Fundraising Department in developing interesting concepts and providing regular feedback to them.
  • To demonstrate Muslim Hands’ values and ethics in own working practices, approach and conduct
  • To support with Fundraising activities from time-to-time, committing to partake in approximately 5-Live-TV-Appeals during our peak periods.
  • To undertake any reasonable responsibilities as required by Line Manager.
  • To promote and adhere to all Muslim Hands Policies, Procedures and Professional Practice.


  • A basic understanding of project management and project life cycle.
  • Be educated to degree level.
  • Demonstrate working experience in internal communication and reporting.
  • Be well versed in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other IT systems and applications.
  • Demonstrate working experience of remote-management of staff overseas.
  • Be willing and able to travel overseas at short notice.
  • Demonstrate ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate current eligibility to work within the United Kingdom.
  • Must be able to either:
    • Provide a valid Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate (issued within the last year) when requested by Muslim Hands; OR
    • Undertake to provide full cooperation for Muslim Hands to perform a DBS Check at the required level appropriate for this / similar role.


  • Demonstrate relevant NGO/Charity experience.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of development projects and their implementation.
  • Demonstrate experience of project management.
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of project cycle management and familiarity of related documentation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Programmes, Financial, organisational risk management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Human Resources Administration.


  • This Job Description is illustrative and non-exhaustive in scope. The post-holder may be required to undertake any reasonable tasks as and when required by Line Manager from time to time to reflect the changing needs of the Organisation.
  • Unfortunately, we will only be able to contact successful candidates so if you have not heard from us by 1-week after the closure date, unfortunately your application will have been unsuccessful.


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Refreshed on: 13 July 2022
Closed date: 28 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: PA/P/UK-R2
Tags: Admin, Project Management

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