VACANCY FOR A SECOND IMAM

                                            VACANCY FOR A SECOND IMAM

Candidate Information for the Role of Second Imam at Jamia Mosque, Slough

The role of the second Imam at the Jamia Masjid is vital to the community in Slough; the Imam has great significance and responsibility towards all our worshippers, staff, volunteers, management, as well as the Muslim and wider community.

In addition to holding a strong and correct understanding of Islam, and utmost sincerity to please Allah, you will need to be aware of the varying needs of the Slough community and the role of the mosque in making an integral and positive contribution to our society.

This post is for an Imam who will specialise in community efforts, especially in developing the youth and wider society. The role of the Imam will require flexibility in working hours and will include weekends and public holidays.

Key Priorities:

  • Deliver core religious services
  • Engage with the Muslim community
  • Represent the Jamia Masjid in wider society

About Jamia Masjid | Slough

Established in 1982, the Jamia Mosque has been subject to rapid expansions and growing popularity and henceforth provides a diverse and cultural hub for the Muslim community of Slough.

Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre (Slough) also offers a range of different services to the community, ranging from health & financial support sessions, Islamic Marriage Ceremonies and organised educational visits from schools.

 

Jamia Masjid Slough

Job Description for the Role of Imam

Job Title:                  Imam

Salary:                       £16K Gross

Responsible to:      Mosque Management

As full time second Imam and teacher of Jamia Masjid Slough, you will work closely with the other Imams and Mosque management to provide guidance on religious matters, lead congregational prayers, and represent the interest of Jamia Masjid. In particular, you will be proactive with the Muslim youth and wider community to build and strong and cohesive community.

 

 

Job purpose:                      

 Leading Prayers

The Imam will lead the prayers, including the daily prayers, Jumu’ah prayers and Eid prayers

The Imam will:

  • Lead the congregational prayers on a daily basis
  • Deliver the Khutbah on Jumu’ah prayers

Ministerial

People turn to Imams for advice, guidance, and support on a wide variety of matters

The Imam will:

  • Hold regular access surgeries for advice and religious guidance
  • Solemnise Islamic marriages (Nikah) according to Jamia Masjid procedures
  • Provide support and guidance to statutory and voluntary community projects

Teaching

The Imams have a leading role in educating people about Islam, through sermons, lectures, regular classes, written articles and syllabus development

The Imam will:

  • Give Islamic talks, regular and otherwise to the congregation
  • Assist in developing and reviewing the syllabus for Islamic courses
  • Assist in the monitoring, assessment and evaluation of Islamic courses
  • Prepare and Conduct Hifz classes and programs

Representation

Jamia Masjid Slough is a leading UK Mosque that has good relations with other British mosques and Islamic centres, overseas Muslim organisations, and institutions and organisations in the wider British society.

The Imam will:

  • Assist the management with working with other Slough/regional based mosques to improve coordination and cooperation
  • With consultation with the management, represent the Jamia Masjid when appropriate in gatherings of Islamic scholars and institutions in the UK
  • Represent the Jamia Masjid when appropriate in interfaith and other initiatives that go beyond the Muslim community

Administrative

The Jamia Masjid is a large organisation that’s needs to account for its decisions and actions, ensure that its resources are well used and monitor the services it provides.  

The Imam will:

  • Maintain adequate records of services provided
  • Provide regular reports to the Trustees

General

The Jamia Masjid is an organisation that seeks the highest standards, and thrives through the ‘added value’ brought by employees and volunteers

The Imam will:

  • Work flexibly and undertake any duties agreed between him and the management
  • Support the fundraising activities of the Jamia Masjid
  • Attend staff ad management meetings when required

Normal working hours will be agreed with the Trustees in coordination with the other Imams, and will vary throughout the years as the prayer timings change.

THE JOB DESCRIPTION IS SUBJECT TO ANNUAL REVIEW AND ALTERATIONS MAY BE NEGOTIATED TO REFLECT THE CHANGING NEED OF JAMIA MASJID SLOUGH

Jamia Masjid Slough

Person specification for the role of Imam

Candidates should provide evidence for all the essential criteria required at application

Summary

A full time, subject to satisfactory completion of 3 months probationary period, vacancy of second Imam exists at Jamia Masjid and Islamic Centre.  Person required must be Qari and Hafiz and is able to recite Quran in Arabic accent. He must be able to communicate in English and Urdu. He will be required to work 6 days a week. Leading of prayers is shared between 2 Imams. He will be responsible for Hifdh class 2 hours daily 6 days a week. All other duties are shared between both imams.

Anyone wishing to apply please submit your application in writing giving full details of your qualifications and previous experience.

You may post your application to the Secretary at Jamia Masjid and Islamic Centre, 83 Stoke Poges Lane Slough, SL1 3NY or email us at jamiamasjidslough@yahoo.co.uk.

For further information, email: jamiamasjidslough@yahoo.co.uk.

Call: 01753 522 561 | 07448696705

Applications close on 13th August 2018 | Dhul-Qa`dah 21, 1438

jmicslough

In the summer of 1982, a Welsh Congregational Church was purchased and converted into a Mosque. This, however, was quickly outgrown and as a consequence of that, the old building was pulled down to make way for a new and improved version - the Mosque you see today. Construction began in 1999 and during this period, the Navel Club behind the site was purchased and used as a temporary building for daily prayers with Jummah (Friday congregation) being held in a hired hall. The completed Mosque was named the 'Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre' (JMIC) and although it had been in use from the year 2000, the official opening was on the 18th of May 2001 by His Excellency, Abdullah Sultan Al-Dhahiri - Director General of "The Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahayan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation".

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