Are you passionate about creating a thriving, closer Muslim community in the UK? 

National Zakat Foundation (NZF) is looking for an ambitious and effective Head of Fundraising & Sustainability to join our team at a time of significant growth. This is an exciting role at the forefront of our mission to connect every Muslim in the UK through Zakat. 

About NZF

At NZF, we believe Zakat has the potential to change the lives of Muslims in need and help those in the community being held back by their finances. We’re passionate about providing the only platform with a national reach that lets people get their Zakat to those who should be receiving it in the UK. Since our launch in 2011 we’ve enabled tens of thousands of Muslims to get their Zakat to those who need it up and down the country. 

As Head of Fundraising & Sustainability, you’ll be responsible for developing and implementing forward-thinking, best-practice strategies to bring in non-Zakat funds (Sadaqah from major donors, institutional grants and legacy giving). This income enables us not only to keep the NZF platform running but also to take it to the next level, to reach more Zakat-givers and beneficiaries across the UK. 

Working closely with our Chief Executive and Director of Operations, you’ll be responsible for engaging with a range of stakeholders to encourage investment in the NZF vision and mission. Your main focus will be major donorand institutional fundraisingThe expectation is to develop the function such that it generates an additional £400k a year within two years. 

About you

To succeed in this role, you will have a passion for the non-profit sector. You will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, alongside great influencing and selling skills. You will be confident researching, identifying, building, and maintaining relationships with appropriate funding sources and have experience in implementing successful sales/income generation strategies. You will be proactive, entrepreneurial in seeking out new funding opportunities and thrive on influencing others to deliver income growth. 

You’ll be joining a team of enthusiastic and dynamic people with a strong connection to the NZF mission, so it’s important you share this passion and drive for the cause. 

This really is a great opportunity for the right person to come in and transform the future of one the Muslim community’s most important institutions. 

What next?

Does this sound like the role for you? 

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To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to hr@nzf.org.uk 

The cover letter must state why you are a suitable candidate, demonstrating how your knowledge, skills, experience and behaviours match the requirements for the post.

Application deadline: Midnight, Sunday14th February

Interviews: w/c Monday 22nd February 

 

 

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