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Reference: 71698

Date Added: 28 June 2019
Closing Date: 15 July 2019

Job Title: Public Affairs Manager

Working For: Muslim Council of Britain

Location: London

Salary: Circa £33,000

Job Details

Role Purpose

To play a leading role in the communications, advocacy and public affairs on the topic of Islamophobia, including feeding in positively and constructively into government policy, on behalf of the Muslim Council of Britain.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. Build relationships with key stakeholders including politicians, relevant parliamentary groupings, think tanks, academics and NGOs.
  2. Support the development of the most appropriate advocacy strategies
  3. Prepare high-quality briefing documents with the appropriate research, for external and internal stakeholders on key issues, in particular in relation to Islamophobia
  4. Work with the media team in drafting reactive and proactive responses to issues facing Islam and Muslims in Britain, in particular on issues related to Islamophobia
  5. Monitor political environment and feedback timely information to all relevant internal staff, identifying opportunities and drafting responses to parliamentary, government and other consultations
  6. Liaise with media organisations and journalists where relevant
  7. Engage with all relevant stakeholders, including within Muslim communities, to strengthen understanding on Islamophobia and to achieve goals set out by internal strategy
  8. Keeping financial records in line with allocated budget
  9. Dealing with ad hoc queries and correspondence
  10. Regularly communicating progress to senior management and stakeholders
  11. Carrying out other tasks as may be reasonably requested by your line manager

Person Specification:

  • Detailed awareness and understanding of the key issues related to Muslim communities at a national level, in particular in relation to Islamophobia
  • Experience of writing clear, concise and persuasive copy, presenting complex information in a way that is straightforward to understand
  • Track record of preparing briefing documents and influencing stakeholders
  • Highly driven and self-motivated, able to prioritise and calmness under pressure
  • Strong IT skills
  • Desirable: Direct history of engagement within Muslim communities
  • Desirable: Public Affairs or Communications background

The website for the job description is: https://mcb.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Public-Affairs-Manager-JD.pdf

Closing Date: 15 July 2019

Interview/Start Dates

The deadline for applications is 9.30am on the closing date. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and early applications are encouraged.

Application Details

Please submit your CV and covering letter, outlining how you meet the requirements set out in this job description, to admin@mcb.org.uk

Website: http://www.mcb.org.uk

Additional Notes