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JOB DESCRIPTION, COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICER (Leicester) 
Closing date for applications: Midnight, Tuesday 14th February 2017 

Post title: Community Relations Officer (Leicester)
Reporting to: Head of Marketing 
Location: Leicester with occasional travel around the Midlands region 
Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience
Hours: Full-time, Permanent. 
Provisional interview date: Monday 20th February 2017

Job Purpose: The National Zakat Foundation has established itself as the premier Zakat institution for UK Muslims. The role of a Community Relations Officer is an exciting one that combines elements of relationship building, stakeholder management and volunteer coordination. 

You will be the principal ambassador for NZF in Leicester, building and maintaining relationships across the community in order to establish a meaningful local presence for the organisation. This is a senior role delivering NZF’s national vision in Leicester, namely for every individual who should be paying Zakat to pay it accurately and for every person who is an eligible recipient to be supported. 

Principle Accountabilities 

To build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across the community, including mosques, businesses, professionals and other community organisations. To establish awareness amongst Zakat payers of our Services to Zakat Payers

To establish awareness amongst local stakeholders of our services to zakat recipients

To liaise, plan and strategise with the Marketing Team

To recruit and coordinate a local volunteer team to help achieve key objectives.

Other Duties 

To contribute to, and participate in NZF team meetings, planning and developments. To provide necessary information in a timely manner and contribute to the sharing of ideas within NZF. 

To manage your own work and deliver to deadlines in a high pressured environment. 

To work in line with policies on equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practice. 

To promote the work and activities of NZF at various events. 

To be committed to personal development, actively contributing to supervisions, appraisals and training as well as development opportunities in accordance with individual and organisational need. 

To safeguard the good name and values of National Zakat Foundation. 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience 

Essential 

Experience in local community work, fundraising, volunteer management or similar fields.

Good understanding, knowledge and relationships with a cross-section of the Muslim community in your area.

Ability to communicate and build relationships with individuals, businesses, professional networks, mosques and organisations/institutions.

Ability to project manage and coordinate activities and events.

Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to speak confidently in public.

Good planning, reporting and organisational skills.

Good IT skills.

An effective team player.

Flexible and positive approach.

A keen interest in Islam and foundational knowledge of Zakat and its rulings.

Desirable

Experience of working in a fundraising role within the Muslim charity sector.

Existing relationships and experience in dealing with the business community, professionals and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The ability to communicate in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu.

Please note:
Being able to travel extensively in your local and surrounding areas in private transport is an essential part of this role with occasional travel to other UK regions. The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and its overall objectives. 

How to apply:
Please submit a CV and cover letter by email to altaf@nzf.org.uk by midnight on Tuesday 14th February 2017. The CV should not exceed 2 sides of A4. The cover letter should also not exceed 2 sides of A4 and should include the names, email addresses and phone numbers of two referees. 



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