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Religious Worker

Posted on Dec 9, 2018 by Islamic Help

Birmingham, Birmingham United Kingdom
Consultancy
14 Nov 2018
Annual Salary
Temporary
RELIGIOUS WORKER

Location: Birmingham

Closing Date of Applications: 18/12/2018

No. of Vacancies: 3

Purpose of the Post

The Religious Worker will work under the instructions of the Accounts Department and Head of Fundraising to provide Islamic religious and spiritual guidance to the Muslim community on Charitable Giving. The religious worker will be able to motivate and engage donors, staff and volunteers in collaboration with all departments of the Islamic Help.

Main Responsibilities

To engage and educate the congregation in obligatory Islamic charitable giving.

To participate in developing the Islamic Help's donation strategies to ensure that they comply with religious requirements.

To provide counselling guidance according to the Islamic law on charitable giving.

To participate in fundraising activities such as live appeals, mosque collections and events highlighting the religious values in specific giving particularly Zakat, Sadqah, Qurbani, Lillah, Fitranah etc.

To participate and develop community activities that foster good relations with the congregation and activities that foster good interfaith and public relations.

To work collaboratively with all internal teams, departments and donors and external agencies.

To ensure the consistent application of the Islamic Help's standards and policies as they apply to the conduct of this role.

Any other duties commensurate with the accountabilities of the post

Skills, Qualification and Experience Needed

1.

QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

Educated to GCSE level in Islamic Studies or equivalent

Essential

2.

EXPERIENCE

Experience of working with charities, Islamic institutions, community groups etc

Essential

Experience of working as a team with religious leaders and workers

Essential

Comprehensive understanding of Sunni Sufi practices and its practical application in everyday life

Essential

Experience of working with young people

Desirable

Experience of maintaining and managing own workload

Essential

Experience of working for an NGO

Desirable

3.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Good written and verbal communication skills in English;

Essential

Written or verbal communication in English and Urdu (plus additional languages such as Bengali, Arabic, Punjabi, Mirpuri desirable)

Essential

IT literate with knowledge of Microsoft applications and the ability to learn to use new programmes

Essential

Positive approach to problem solving;

Essential

Knowledge of office systems and practice

Essential

Some knowledge of how NGOs respond to emergencies and disasters;

Essential

Knowledge of Islamic law particularly with regards to charitable giving

Essential

4.

ABILITY

Ability to work on own initiative

Essential

Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines and adapt to change.

Essential

5.

COMMITMENT

Commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity.

Essential

Reference: 599155179

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