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UK Programmes Manager

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Position Title
UK Programmes Manager
12-Months' Fixed Term (renewable / extendable) with 6-month probationary period
35 hours per week
Based at
Nottingham, UK
£35,000 - £38,000 per year (dependant on experience)

The UK Programmes Manager will ensure the implementation of the MH UK Programmes Strategy and oversee the portfolio of programmes we support. You will report to the Director of Programmes and manage the UK Programmes Team.

The candidate will have demonstrable experience in project management and successfully delivering UK civil society programmes. Ideally, you will have experience and knowledge of poverty, as well as the education and food sectors in the UK.

Application Process: Send an introductory email telling us why you are suitable for the role along with your CV, including the above reference number.

Closing Date: 7th February 2022

Interviews: As and when suitable candidates are identified

Start: ASAP thereafter


  • Strong applicants may be contacted sooner, ahead of the closing date, to hold an online interview with Muslim Hands. Therefore, please familiarise yourself with Zoom, Team Link, MS Teams, and Skype.
  • Muslim Hands reserves the right to end the application procedure early should the right candidate be found ahead of the closing date.
  • Unfortunately, we will only be able to contact successful candidates, so if you have not heard from us by the closing date, your application will have been unsuccessful.
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Position Summary

Main Responsibilities - Programme Management:

  • Review proposals of proposed interventions to ensure innovative projects and programmes are designed adhering to sectoral standards, best practice and principles in accordance with UK guidelines on humanitarian interventions
  • Oversee end-to-end cycle of the programme
  • Effectively coordinate and liaise with partners to successfully implement interventions
  • Carry out regular performance and annual reviews of UK programmes based on strategic aims and KPIs
  • Ensure effective M&E arrangements through impact evaluation
  • Ensure the UK programme is in line with MH policies and procedures
  • Ensure the effective use of the internal programme management system
  • Ensure all UK programmes are in line with due diligence and risk procedures

Main Responsibilities - Finance and Compliance:

  • Ensure effective implementation of projects through progress and financial reporting
  • Develop MH UK programme budget
  • Ensure that all records are maintained and stored appropriately in line with MH document management and IT policies
  • Ensure documents and relevant procedures are correctly and appropriately applied

Main Responsibilities - Networking and Influencing:

  • Significantly raise the profile and visibility of MH UK domestic programmes
  • Represent MH on national and regional platforms
  • Develop understanding and support and work in collaboration with faith-based and non-faith-based organisations

Main Responsibilities - Capacity Strengthening:

  • Provide insight into UK CSO trends to all relevant internal stakeholders and become a champion for UK Programmes internally and externally
  • Work closely with colleagues and partners with relevant technical expertise to ensure that planning, monitoring, fundraising, M&E, governance and other appropriate support is available for UK Programmes

Main Responsibilities - Communication and Marketing:

  • Provide key case studies to Communications Team, in order to create further opportunities by highlighting key stories which heighten the awareness of UK Programmes

Person Specification - Essential:

  • Ability to travel within the UK
  • At least 3 years of experience in working within UK civil society sector

Person Specification - Desirable:

  • Experience of team management
  • A master’s level or equivalent relevant qualification
  • Project Management qualifications

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to demonstrate current eligibility to work within the United Kingdom
  • Must be able to provide a valid DBS certificate (issued within the last year) when requested by Muslim Hands; OR Undertake to provide full cooperation for Muslim Hands to perform a DBS Check at the required level appropriate for this / similar role

General Expectations:

  • To undertake all tasks and duties in an effective, efficient, transparent and wholly accountable manner
  • To demonstrate Muslim Hands’ values and ethics in own working practices, approach and conduct
  • To support fundraising activities from time to time, including committing to partake in approximately five live TV Appeals during our peak periods
  • To undertake any reasonable responsibilities as required by your Line Manager
  • To promote and adhere to all Muslim Hands policies, procedures and professional practices
  • NB: This job description is illustrative and non-exhaustive in scope. The post-holder may be required to undertake any reasonable tasks as and when required by Line Manager from time to time, to reflect the changing needs of the organisation.

About Muslim Hands

Muslim Hands is a faith-based international relief organisation, based in the UK and working in over 40 countries worldwide. The Head Office is in Nottingham and we have a fundraising team in Whitechapel, London. There will be occasional travel between the two locations.

Muslim Hands UK is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic and passionate individual to lead our UK Programmes work, during an exciting period of growth and change.

How To Apply

Application is by CV and covering letter by email to or by hard copy to our address.

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Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.