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Marketing and Fundraising Executive

This is an opportunity for a talented, self-motivated individual who is results-driven to support the BMHC achieve it local, national and global objectives.

The rewards are £25,000-£30,0000 basic salary plus commission.

If you are interested please call on 07879650451 or email

Job Description 


The British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) is located in Manchester in a prestigious venue that aims to celebrate Muslim heritage and make it accessible to all, helping to make our communities stronger and more cohesive.

Since its inception in 2004 and sub-sequential move to its current premises in 2006, the BMHC has evolved into what it is today:

  • Attracting more than 120,000 annual visitors.
  • Launching more than 30 different services and projects.
  • Establishing partnerships with important local, national and international institutes.

The BMHC is looking for a Marketing and Fundraising Executive that will help in promoting the Centre and its activities securing maximum commercial benefit which will in turn support the BMHC’s charitable objectives.

You will concentrate on raising the profile of the BMHC locally and nationally, developing new campaign ideas, demonstrating capability to generate interest and income streams. The ideal person will have a background in fundraising and marketing and is able to support the Islamic ethos of the organisation.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working with Trustees and Senior Staff, lead on all PR activities.
  • Care and development of current and future partnerships.
  • Lead on all local and national fundraising campaigns.
  • Explore new income streams, particularly events utilising the centre’s 8-acre site, including The Marquee and other conferencing and meeting facilities.
  • Review existing income streams, benchmark costs and make recommendations for future development.
  • Work with the General Manager and develop marketing campaigns and materials to increase sales and activity in all income streams.
  • Work with colleagues across the Centre to share ideas and build a culture of enterprise and innovation
  • Explore and secure new grant-funding.
  • Promote and market strategic BMHC projects, such as Heritage Radio.
  • Must be able to work unsocial hours.

Person Specification

  • ‪At least three years’ experience in similar role·
  • Be a confident self starter who is proactive, sense of responsibility, friendly and hard working
  • Have an ability to develop ideas that meet the needs of the client
  • ‪Have excellent negotiation skills
  • ‪Great face-to-face and telephone communication skills.
  • ‪Ability to spot and put forward ways to maximise revenues by utilising new and innovative ideas
  • ‪Able to work to tight deadlines in a pressurised environment
  • ‪Able to form excellent relationships internally and externally
  • ‪Good attention to detail
  • ‪Open and honest, with an ability to develop personal integrity quickly
  • ‪Enthusiastic and persuasive
  • ‪Results driven
  • ‪Good numeracy skills
  • ‪Is willing to undertake training and development as and when required
  • ‪Full Driving License

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: To be confirmed

Activities Co-Ordinator

Job Description

Hours: Full-time (candidate must be flexible with working hours and may often be required to work evenings and weekends).
Salary: £20,000 – £25,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Closing date for applications: 29th September 2017

Please email your CV accompanied with a covering letter to:


The British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) is located in Manchester in a prestigious venue that aims to celebrate Muslim heritage and make it accessible to all, helping to make our communities stronger and more cohesive.

Since its inception in 2004 and sub-sequential move to its current premises in 2006, the BMHC has evolved into what it is today:

  • Attracting more than 120,000 annual visitors.
  • Launching more than 40 different services and projects.
  • Establishing partnerships with important local, national and international institutes.
  • The BMHC currently offers a variety of regular structured activities and services for the community.

Job Vacancy

The BMHC is looking to appoint a talented, self-motivated and energetic individual in the capacity of an Activities Co-Ordinator. The role will require managing the current portfolio of activities at the BMHC, and also launching new activities and community projects.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To work closely with instructors and teachers who are currently delivering activities at the BMHC.
  • To launch new activities, from inception to completion which are in line with the vision of the BMHC.
  • To create and manage a team of volunteers.
  • To establish and run educational activities.
  • To build confidence and self-esteem of young people to enable them to access and take advantage of available services and activities.
  • To help develop the skills and capabilities of young people and assist them in reaching their full potential.
  • To organise activities and events that tackle issues of crime, drugs and anti-social behavior.
  • To work closely and effectively with other departments of BMHC in order to provide an efficient and effective service.
  • To ensure the financial control of budgets and outputs for any activities and projects are met.
  • To ensure systems are in place to provide statistics and performance measures required by the BMHC management and to meet necessary monitoring and evaluation reporting required by funders of the project.
  • To work closely with the General Manager and Fundraising and Marketing Executive.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent people management and motivation skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative without close supervision.
  • High level of interpersonal skills and displaying an excellent manner with members of the public, staff and young people.
  • Be able to work calmly and effectively under pressure, react quickly, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Must be creative, innovative, and always searching for ideas for new activities.
  • Proficient IT skills
  • To adhere to and respect the Islamic ethos of the BMHC.

British Muslim Heritage Centre
College Road
Whalley Range
M16 8BP

Tel:  +44 (0) 161 881 8062
Fax: +44 (0) 161 881 8059

Registered Charity Number: 1110104


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Wednesday 13 April 2016, 1pm–2.30pm


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No need to book, just meet Kate at the Information desk.

English corner takes place four times a month:

First Tuesday of the month from 1-2.30 at Manchester Museum

Second Wednesday of each month from 1-2.30 at Manchester Art Gallery

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