Events Coordinator

Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 40 years. With an active presence in over 30 countries across the globe, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for those affected by poverty, conflict 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).

Islamic Relief UK (IRUK) is actively recruiting for the position of ‘Events Coordinator’ to join its dynamic team on a 6 months temporary contract, to be based from its Waterloo Office, London. The organisation is operating to a hybrid working model.

The purpose of the role is to project manage and deliver the Islamic Relief 40th anniversary events, an evening reception and dinner in London.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Significant experience in corporate event management including operational delivery of the events
  • Experienced in managing/coordinating staff/volunteers/external agencies in the context of event delivery
  • Proven experience of engaging successfully with VIPs and high-profile personalities such as MPs, journalists, civil society leaders
  • Proven experience in negotiating and managing contracts with venue providers
  • Excellent event management skills – from conception, promotion to production and delivery
  • Excellent communication skills – written, verbal and listening
  • Strong project management and team coordination skills, including ability to use Asana and/or other planning tools
  • Strong networking and people skills, including the ability to engage confidently with VIPs and high-profile personalities
  • Strong budget management skills, including ability to manipulate data in excel and present it in PowerPoint
  • Strong skills in using Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint

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If you are talented, reliable, service-minded, 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 by completing our online application form.

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PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place on 23/06/2024.

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

IRW 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 IRW engages. IRW 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. IRW 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.

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

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