The chief executive officer (CEO) is accountable to the Board of Trustees and, along with other senior staff, is responsible for our day-to-day management. The CEO chairs the executive management team, which is made up of directors. Divisional directors make sure that the policies and strategies agreed by the Board of Trustees are implemented, and they also support the work of other staff and volunteers. A full list of trustees and key personnel is given in the corporate directory on pages 101 and 102.
We strive to attract and retain talented individuals based on their passion, commitment, values, knowledge, skills and experience. While the financial dimension is not the foremost basis for engagement, we are keen to pay our team appropriate salaries. As such, our remuneration principle is to be market relevant, not market driven – so we position ourselves in the median quartile of benchmarking exercises. Our remuneration model is designed to be costeffective and sustainable, and in line with our determination to be ‘lean’ to maximise the amount we spend on our programme work. Following a benchmarking exercise conducted in 2021, all staff received a five per cent pay increase on 1 January 2022.
We also offered a one-off cost of living grant of £400 to staff at grade 6 or below on our pay scale, which over 100 staff members benefitted from. In 2022, we established the Remunerations Appointments Committee Plus, which has the responsibility to approve director remuneration, overall policy and increases affecting all staff.
We recognise that attracting and retaining the best talent requires sufficient flexibility to allow for a case-by-case consideration for particularly exceptional talents, hardto-fill roles and top performers. By using the steps within a set grade range, we can apply this flexibility while maintaining the integrity of the wider grading system. We also encourage and reward opportunities for acting up and secondments within the charity to allow colleagues to learn and develop valuable skills and experience.
Islamic Relief Worldwide refers to the charity incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales. Islamic Relief Worldwide’s governing document, known as Memorandum and Articles, was originally dated 14 March 1989 and amended on 9 August 2010 and the Objects amended on 16 March 2020 to reflect the education, advocacy and broader work of Islamic Relief Worldwide rather than the original ‘alleviation of poverty.’ Islamic Relief Worldwide is registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales and with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
Other pertinent documents that are now in place with the implementation of the new governance structure and the establishment of the IGA are:
Licence Agreement: the document that confirms that Islamic Relief members can use the Islamic Relief name and logo in their respective geographical areas.
Members Agreement: a contractual agreement between Islamic Relief members and Islamic Relief Worldwide that cements and defines the terms of our mutually beneficial relationship.
TIC international LTD
TIC International is a trading subsidiary of Islamic Relief Worldwide. It supports our fundraising activities by recycling clothes and running charity shops across the UK. The registered address of TIC International Ltd is 19 Rea Street South, Birmingham B5 6LB.
International Waqf fund
This is a subsidiary of Islamic Relief Worldwide and also a registered charity that undertakes waqf (Islamic endowment) activities (see page 52 and 66 for more information). The registered address of International Waqf Fund is 22 Sampson Road North, Birmingham B11 1BL. Islamic Relief Worldwide exercises control over International Waqf Fund, having the right to appoint and remove its trustees.
Islamic Relief Mauritius
Islamic Relief Mauritius is incorporated as a branch of Islamic Relief Worldwide with local directors appointed to oversee operations. The entity’s transactions and balances are included within the accounts of Islamic Relief Worldwide.