Communications Assistant

Islamic Relief Worldwide
£28,882 - £30,458
+ Excellent company benefits
Closing date: 7 December 2020
Job Type: Paid
Location: London
IRUK is currently recruiting for the position of a Communications Assistant. To provide comprehensive administrative and financial support to the Head of Communications & Creative Content and the Communications & Creative Content Department.

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 36 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 effected by poverty, conflicts and natural disasters. In the UK, IRW has a partner whose main role is to raise funds, raise awareness, carry out advocacy and support domestic programmes: this partner is called Islamic Relief UK (IRUK).

IRUK is currently recruiting for the position of a Communications Assistant. To provide comprehensive administrative and financial support to the Head of Communications & Creative Content and the Communications & Creative Content Department. To establish and maintain effective communication with all departments and between offices and other functions of IRUK to ensure effective cross-organisational communication of activities, events and achievements through the development and management of an internal comms strategy and plan.

The successful candidate must have experience of:  Working as Comms Coordinator or Assistant, or providing support to a Head of Department/senior manager  Attending and minuting managerial/departmental meetings and assisting with the production of reports  Working with budgets and maintaining financial records  Managing diaries and correspondence  Successfully providing administrative support to a busy department, including collating, monitoring and disseminating information to key stakeholders  Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders as part of a team  Producing and/or delivering internal communications plans  Writing copy in order to share information, preferably with an internal audience

If you are talented, reliable, 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 within. 

PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place w/c: 14th December 2020.

Please forward the completed form to [email protected] on or before the closing date of 7th December 2020 at 17:00pm.

Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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  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 which would require sponsorship.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding Islamic Relief 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 Islamic Relief engages. Islamic Relief 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. Islamic Relief 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

Region: Europe
Location: London
Sector: Communications

Application notes

Please forward the completed form to [email protected] on or before the closing date of 7th December 2020 at 5pm.

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