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About Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF)

At MRF we are driven by the call of people who have experienced the devastating effects of meningitis and septicaemia. The call is simple but powerful, to ensure “no other family has to go through what we have”.

This is the reality of our vision of a world free from meningitis and septicaemia. A world where effective vaccinations can protect everyone. A world where people who do get the diseases get the most effective diagnosis and treatments possible. A world where people affected and their families have the best support and information.

We link people with research, policy and practice. We do this by funding research into effective vaccines, diagnostics and treatments. We share results of the research with the public, health care professionals and research networks to raise awareness of what they can do to increase personal, family and community protection, optimise treatments and strengthen health systems. We advocate for policies on vaccines and the strengthening of health systems for effective health programmes. We provide direct support to people and families affected.

Over 25 years we have played an instrumental role in helping to reduce death and disability from meningitis and septicaemia wherever it exists. To achieve this our incredible supporters have enabled us to fund research in Europe, North and South America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Australasia. We work extensively with national and international researchers, policy makers, public health professionals, pharmaceutical companies, charities and international development organisations. We join the thinking together.

With a drive to continue ongoing work in Ireland and in the UK whilst growing our international presence significantly, we are about to embark on a new phase of development for the charity.

We believe there has never been a more exciting time to join our 40 strong team at offices in Dublin, Bristol, Edinburgh , Belfast and Blantyre in Malawi.

International Projects Co-ordinator

Salary: Circa £27,000 depending on experience + 6% pension contribution
Location: Bristol
Reporting to: Head of International Projects

We are seeking a highly organised individual with exceptional relationship building skills to develop and coordinate a portfolio of projects to defeat meningitis globally. You will be able to quickly understand complex information and communicate it in an engaging style. You’ll have an energetic style, self-confidence and enjoy working on your own initiative. You will have developed your skills in the international development sector, preferably in a resource poor setting.

The application process: The closing date for completed applications by email is 7th July 2017. Interviews will be held shortly after. 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Michael Fuller, Head of International Projects at michaelf@meningitis.org

Person Specification and Job Description

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Corporate fundraiser - Ireland

Location - Dublin, Ireland Office
Salary -  €30,000 + 6% pension contribution
Reporting to - Ireland Manager

Meningitis Research Foundation: Based in Ireland and the UK, we are working to provide continued support for people through research, advocacy and direct support whilst rapidly increasing our profile and impact internationally.

The candidate:
We are seeking an ambitious person who will develop and manage corporate fundraising relationships and activities for Meningitis Research Foundation in Ireland. This is a newly created post and would be an excellent opportunity for someone with strong transferable skills who wishes to begin a career in corporate fundraising. 

Following receipt of satisfactory references the successful candidate will be able to start work soon after receiving their offer of employment.

The job pack includes:
  • Background information
  • Job description 
  • Person specification 
  • Overview of terms & conditions
  • Application and equal opportunities monitoring form

Please return application and equal opportunities forms via e-mail to laurah@meningitis.org. Please be advised that CVs alone will not be considered.

The closing date for completed applications by email is 30th June 2017. Interview dates to be confirmed.

Person Specification and Job Description

Community Fundraiser - Northern Ireland

Salary: £18,000 + 6% pension contribution
Location: Belfast
Reporting to: Ireland Manager

We are seeking an ambitious person who will develop and manage community fundraising activities for Meningitis Research Foundation in Northern Ireland. This post will be an excellent opportunity for someone with strong transferable skills who wishes to begin a career in fundraising.

Please return application and equal opportunities forms via e-mail to laurah@meningitis.org 

Please be advised that CVs alone will not be considered. 

The closing date: Monday 3 July
Interview date: Thursday 6 July

Download the job pack

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Office Administrator

Salary: £17,000 + 6% pension contribution
Location: Bristol
Reporting to: Office Manager

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual committed to working in support of our values and goals. The ideal candidate will have an excellent administrative background and will use their knowledge and experience to offer first class support to the staff of the charity.

The application process: The closing date for completed applications by email is 7th July 2017.  Interview date, to be confirmed, in mid-July

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact our Office Manager, Paul George (paulg@meningitis.org).

Please return the application and equal opportunities forms via e-mail to laurah@meningtis.org or post to Laura Hardidge, Meningitis Research Foundation Newminster House, Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1LT. Please be advised that CVs alone will not be considered.

Person Specification and Job Description

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Social Media and Digital Communications Officer

Salary: £20,000 - £23,999
Working hours: Full time, Permanent
Location: Bristol
Reporting to: Rob Dawson – Head of Communications, Advocacy and Support

We are seeking a social media enthusiast who is one step ahead of digital trends.

You will use the latest evidence to drive digital outputs and create successful campaigns. You should
have a passion for creating copy and content that makes a difference and really engages.

Through innovative use of our social media channels you will help us save lives, support people, raise
funds, catch the attention of influencers and motivate people to take action.

The closing date for completed applications by email is Friday 21st July 2017. 

Interview date Tuesday 25th July.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Rob Dawson via
email robd@meningitis.org.

Please return the application and equal opportunities forms via e-mail to laurah@meningtis.org or
post to Laura Hardidge, Meningitis Research Foundation Newminster House, and Baldwin Street,
Bristol, BS1 1LT.

Please be advised that CVs alone will not be considered.

Person Specification and Job Description

Download the application form
Page last updated 20.06.17