Head of Media and External Relations
Closing date: 27th February 2018
Location: Birmingham/London, UK
Salary: £47,072 per annum
Islamic Relief Worldwide is looking to recruit a Head of Media and External Relations based in London or Birmingham, with regular travel between both places of work, who will be responsible for developing an impactful media strategy for Islamic Relief Worldwide and leading its implementation.
Coupled with the expectation to build an effective global external relations function in collaboration with key contacts and leading partner offices in Europe, North America and the Middle East, the successful candidate is also accountable for developing and delivering a strategy that realises the full potential of social media to build the Islamic Relief brand, reach new audiences, communicate key messages, and increase donor and campaigner engagement. Equally important, s/he must be able to lead the department in operating professionally on all fronts and supporting broader IRW corporate and IR family objectives where needed by, for instance, contributing towards providing strong executive leadership for the Division alongside the Director and Senior Management Team, to deliver on all activities
It is essential that the candidate is educated to degree level in a relevant subject/discipline. Additional relevant postgraduate qualification(s) in communications/marketing/media/public relations/public affairs is advantageous. Likewise, fluency in another language apart from English is also highly desirable, particularly Arabic. The successful candidate should have significant experience of leading and managing media relations and social media engagement for a high-profile organisation – including crisis management Furthermore, s/he must be skilled in securing media interest and coverage, and in responding effectively to media enquiries, as well as be literate in the workings of social media and proficient in the use of social media/digital platforms. Related to this is an ability to assimilate complex information swiftly and communicate it accurately and with clarity.
Previous applicants need not apply. All successful applicants will be subject to screening,
Applications will only be accepted from candidates completing the Islamic Relief Application form, which can be found via the following link: http://www.islamic-relief.org/all-jobs/
*Curriculum Vitae will not be accepted for this post.
Islamic Relief promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who agree with the IR values together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct. We will carry out screening checks and will take out references on your behalf if you are selected.
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.
Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer.
*Only applications from those who already have the right to live and work within the UK will be consider**ed.*
If you are talented, reliable, service minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to IRW’s values and beliefs, please apply by downloading the application pack from our website http://www.islamic-relief.org/work-with-us/ and forward the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the closing date.