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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 47 strong team at offices in Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, and Edinburgh. 

Head of International Projects

Salary: £40-45k depending on experience + 6% pension contribution 
Location: Flexible location, with a minimum of three days in Meningitis Research Foundation’s Bristol Office
Reporting to: Chief Executive

We are seeking a senior manager in the international development sector to lead our International Projects department.

You will develop Meningitis Research Foundation’s plans to grow a portfolio of outstanding overseas projects to defeat meningitis and build a high performing team to implement them. You will be a strategic thinker and draw on outstanding relationship building skills to build partnerships with local organisations in resource poor settings. You will have the ability to be both a ‘thinker’ and ‘doer’, combining thought leadership with hands on delivery. You will employ a collaborative style of working and be driven to make your mark on the charity.

The application process:

The closing date for completed applications by email is 15th September 2017. Interviews will be held shortly after. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Vinny Smith, CEO at

The successful candidate will be able to start work soon after receiving their offer of employment, ideally the week commencing 23rd October 2017.

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