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Job Title: Male Minister of Religion (Alim) (Fluent in English, Arabic and Urdu)
Salary: £23, 700.00 per annum (including benefits allowance)
Position Type: Permanent Full-Time
Employer: KSIMC of Leeds
Location: Baab-ul-Ilm Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Start date: 4th February 2019
The K.S.I.M.C. of Leeds runs and holds a variety of activities all of which are geared towards educating and further developing individuals to live sincere and pious lives, both morally and spiritually, pursuant to the tenets of the Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim faith. In pursuing this objective the KSIMC of Leeds seeks to:
• Discourage an emotional attachment relating to matters of faith;
• Take the view that it is imperative that we do not remain in the Islamic fold simply because we have been born into it;
• Ensure we do not adopt Islam as a mere set of customs and rituals that we feel obliged to maintain as our ancestral heritage.
Thus, the KSIMC of Leeds advocates the comprehension of Islam through seeking knowledge, intellectual reasoning, understanding and conviction. In pursuing these objectives we now seek a full-time male Minister of Religion (i.e. Alim) to lead the community in the religious rites; rituals; prayers; education and counselling of the community. The post will attract a gross salary of £23, 700.00 per annum will be made up as follows:
• £9, 600.00 gross salary per annum;
• £14, 100.00 gross allowance per annum comprising:
• £9, 600.00 rent per annum (£ 800.00 per month);
• £2700.00 utilities per annum (£225.00 per month);
• £1, 800.00 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) allowance per annum (£150.00 per month).
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Leading the congregation in performing the rites and rituals of the Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim faith including the leading of the congregation in prayers;
• Leading marriages, funerals and other special services pursuant to the Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim Faith;
• Preaching to the congregation the essentials of the creed of the Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim Faith through regular lectures and seminars;
• Provision of religious education pertaining to the creed of the Shia Itha-Asheri Muslim faith for youth (including the Hyderi cialis online sales Islamic School) and adults;
• Attending religious gatherings on behalf of the community;
• Representing the organisation on request of the Hyderi Islamic Centre as religious representative with external bodies;
• Participating in inter-faith meetings held by the community;
• Offering counselling and welfare support to members of the congregation;
• Recruiting, training and co-ordinating work of volunteers and lay preachers at the centre;
• Enrolling and attending appropriate courses which the organisation considers will assist the Minister of Religion to improve the manner in which he carries out his duty;
• To deliver the above services in English (Level B2 of the Common European Framework Reference with an approved Home Office test provider) as well as be fluent in Arabic and Farsi;
• Engagement in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
The role is at graduate level and applicants must possess a traditional Islamic education and be qualified as an Islamic Alim (i.e. Minister of Religion) with expertise in the Shia Itha Asheri Muslim faith. Applicants must also possess the following skills:

• Fluent in both English (Level B2 of the Common European Framework Reference with an approved Home Office test provider), Arabic and Urdu
• Fully IT conversant including Microsoft Office
• Have good administrative and organisational skills
• Work logically and systematically
• Be able to work under pressure and on your own initiative
• Ability to prioritise and to cope with multiple tasks
• Have excellent leadership skills
• Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Have excellent diplomatic and negotiation skills
• Have excellent organisational skills
HOW TO APPLY:

• All applicants must confirm their national identity by sending a copy of the bio data page of their current national passport. If the applicant is currently in the UK as a non-UK national they must in addition to the bio data page of their current national passport also provide evidence of their current UK immigration status either by providing a copy of the visa in their passport or a copy of both sides of their current UK Biometric Residence Permit.
• Please email your CV to Mr. Rasool Bhamani, President of the KSIMC of Leeds at info@baab-ul-ilm.org

CLOSING DATE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS IS 2nd December 2018.

EMPLOYER: The KSIMC of Leeds, 166 Shadwell Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 8AD