Public Affairs Officer – Islamic Relief Vacancy

Location: London

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: Starting at £28,487 – £30,039 per annum (including London weighting)

Help us engage stakeholders in our work and support our advocacy
We’re looking for talented and motivated individual who can help engage stakeholders in our work and present the best possible image of our organisation. We need someone with the skills and experience to manage relationships with institutions, organise public events and receptions with parliamentarians and other leading public figures, and support our advocacy and influencing work. If you feel as comfortable drafting a speech as you do organising a photo exhibition, we’d love to hear from you.

What we’re looking for:
-Experience of managing relationships with external stakeholders for an organisation
-Experience of supporting or running events (panels, roundtables, conferences) targeted at political or governmental audiences
-An understanding of how the UK Parliament and UK Government works
-Ability to think strategically, to take initiative and to balance competing priorities and work under pressure to tight deadlines
-Strong project management skills – particularly around organising external events
-Experience working in a fast moving environment and handling multiple competing deadlines
-Experience working collaboratively and producing project plans to coordinate staff outside of their team.

Closing date: 23:59 on Wednesday, 26th September 2018

Interviews are planned for week commencing 15th October 2018

If you are talented, reliable, resilient and a highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Islamic Relief’s values and beliefs, please apply by downloading the application pack from Islamic Relief’s website and forward the completed form to [email protected] on or before the closing date.

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.


Charity Reg: 328158 Islamic Relief is a UK based international relief and development charity, which aims to alleviate the suffering of the world’s poorest people. We are an independent Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984.

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