Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£21,000 - £24,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Vacancy:  UK Communities Exec  

  • UK Communities Exec  
  • Deadline: we reserve right to close recruitment asap  
  • £21-24k
  • Full time 
  • Permanent 
  • Wakefield, West Yorkshire, with flexible working policy in place  
  • Directorate: UK Programmes   

About us  

Penny Appeal was set up in 2009 to provide poverty relief across Asia, the Middle East and Africa by offering water solutions, organising mass feedings, supporting orphan care, and providing emergency aid. We’ve come a long way since then and have grown tremendously in the past 11 years!  

We’ve transformed lives and empowered communities, helping to break the poverty cycle and build brighter futures. Over the past few years, our work has expanded and our teams have grown considerably, allowing us to launch new campaigns and work in even more crisis-hit countries. As well as strengthening communities in over 30 countries around the world, we also make it a point to support vulnerable people here in the UK, too.  

Each of our projects are carefully designed to be accessible and effective. They are a wonderful blend of emergency support, short-term relief, and longer-term sustainable solutions. Our way of approaching relief means that we can save lives immediately, improve situations in the coming days and transform communities for years to come.  

At Penny Appeal, people are at the heart of everything we do. Every one of our projects are tailor-made to meet the needs of those we support and benefit as many people in need as possible, in ways that cost our generous donors just a little bit of loose change each day.  


Transform small change into a big difference for those who need us most 


Inspired by the universal values of the Islamic faith, Penny Appeal’s mission is to serve all those in need at home and abroad 

Strategic aims: 

Within 5 years - 

  1. Best in class Muslim Charity 
  1. Sunday Times top 100 businesses to work for 
  1. Most recognizable Muslim charity in the world 
  1. Raise over £100 million per annum for good 

Key facts:  

  • We are a British Muslim led charity 
  • Our HQ is in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.  We have approximately 160 staff based in the UK, with many more across the world  
  • UK staff have been working from home for the last 18 months, but we are instigating a move back a brand new office in early 2022, coupled with a new flexible working policy   


About the role 

We are looking for a dynamic, creative and responsive UK Communities Exec.  Someone who isn’t afraid of hard work, who shares our values and who wants to be part of something extraordinary.  This exciting post will support the administration and co-ordination of all our UK based programmes, this includes long term programmes, one off projects and emergency aid work.  This includes our work on hot food provision for the homeless and schemes to visit the sick and elderly.   The post holder will work closely with community groups, public bodies, charities and local authorities, so we’re looking for a team player, someone very organised and with super people skills. 

Key areas:

  • Organise and support our range of UK programmes, campaigns, services projects and activities in line with the agreed objectives, on time, in budget –  and working as part of a wider team.
  • Create, build, develop and execute service delivery on programmes, campaigns and activities to which the individual holds responsibility. This will include, but not limited to, hot food provision for the homeless, schemes to visit the sick and elderly. This involves planning, preparing, developing and delivery at times
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key contacts, including but not limited to, volunteers, schools, local community leaders/groups, statutory services, Mosques and faith groups
  • Develop a sustained activity rota for the Penny Appeal bus nationally working closely with the UK Programmes Coordinator.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication, both verbal and written, internally and externally
  • Participate in meetings associated with the work above or as required
  • Adhere to policies and procedures as per the company handbook, health and safety requirements, confidentiality and other management systems
  • Maintain accurate records
  • To adhere to principles of anti-oppressive and anti- discriminatory practice
  • Any other duties commensurate with the accountabilities of the post

The job description is not intended to be exhaustive and it is likely that duties may be altered from time to time.

About you 

For us, it’s not just what we do, it’s how we do it.  Our values are important to us and we’re looking for people who will live and breathe them.                                                                            


  • Strong project management and administrative skills
  • Excellent knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise a complicated workload
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours during busy periods such as Ramadan and Christmas.
  • Team player and positive attitude when working with others  
  • Adaptable and flexible in working style  
  • Problem solver  
  • Welcomes diversity  


  • Marketing qualification
  • Knowledge of Islamic financial matters (Zakat, Wakf, Qurbani etc.)  
  • International development, and/or writing for an organisation which fundraisers  


  • This post is subject to satisfactory clearance of a DBS disclosure.

Additional information  

Safeguarding: We are an organisation that takes safeguarding very seriously.  All staff will be expected to adhere to our policies, processes, and approach.    

Applying: Please send a statement (of no more than 2 sides of A4, font size 11) clearly outlining how you match our requirements, as well as a two-page CV outlining your professional, volunteering experience, education/qualifications and any other relevant information.  Please state the job title in the email title.  

Deadline: We are running a rolling a recruitment, so reserve the right to close the post at any point.  Please don’t delay in getting your application in to us!   


Posted on: 01 December 2021
Closed date: 10 December 2021
Job ref: Job Reference 15
Tags: Finance, Marketing

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