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Reference: 72423

Date Added: 21 August 2019
Closing Date: 13 September 2019

Job Title: UK Programme Officer

Working For: Forward Thinking

Location: London

Salary: £24,000 subject to experience and qualifications

Job Details

Forward Thinking’s UK programme is dedicated to empowering diverse Muslim communities, organisations and individuals, by working with them to build long term and sustainable relationships with various government departments and policy makers.

We are now looking for a new Programme Officer in order to help deliver our UK Programme.

The role requires a self-starter, who can demonstrate strong project delivery, communication and relationship-building skills. Enthusiasm and the ability to work well in a small team are essential. You will be based in London with some travel across the UK, including Yorkshire, Midlands and Northwest. The Programme Officer will report directly to the Director of Forward Thinking.

The Programme Officer will primarily: 

  • Help to develop and deliver Forward Thinking’s ‘Building Bridges’ programme, our domestic process of engagement. This enables direct dialogue between diverse grassroots communities, government departments and elected representatives, with the aim of informing policy development and improving understanding. 
  • Support the delivery of the ‘Pathways into Politics’ programme, addressing the marginalisation of young people from politics through workshops with Members of Parliament and local authorities on barriers to political engagement and initiatives to promote inclusion. The role is diverse and requires the ability to learn fast, take the initiative and balance independence with teamwork.

Responsibilities will include: organising and facilitating high-level meetings; preparation for regional workshops and parliamentary roundtables; drafting policy papers; writing funding proposals; research and analysis; maintaining relationships with our network.

Full details of the position, including more information on the required skills and desired experiences, can be accessed on our website: http://www.forward-thinking.org/?p=5454

Closing Date: 13 September 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place from the 19th of September, into the week starting the 23rd. We would be looking for an immediate start.

Application Details

Please write to applications@forward-thinking.org with your CV and short covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) explaining your interest in the position and why you would be well suited to the role. Please put in the subject line of your email: UK Programme Officer Application.

If you do not hear from us by the end of the 18th of September, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Due to the high volume of applications we expect to receive, we will not write individually to unsuccessful candidates.

Website: http://www.forward-thinking.org

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