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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.

Community Engagement Officer - Job Share Monday & Tuesday 9am-5pm

Location - Bristol, UK Office
Salary - £23,000 pro rata + 6% pension contribution
Reporting to: Shirley Gieron - Membership & Support Manager 

Meningitis Research Foundation: We are a leading UK, Irish and international charity that aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia. It is an exciting time for the charity as we expand our reach and impact to meeting the challenges of meningitis and septicaemia wherever they exist in the world.

The candidate:  We are seeking a self-motivated individual to develop the Foundation's ambassador and befriending projects, attend events and present our work to the public and health professionals.

The application process: The closing date for completed applications by email is Thursday 18th May. Interviews will be held on Thursday 1st June. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Shirley Gieron on 0333 4056262.
Please send completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form  by email to:

Laura Hardidge 

CVs alone will not be considered

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Corporate fundraiser - Ireland

Location - Dublin, Ireland Office
Salary - Circa €30,000 depending on experience + 6% pension contribution
We are a successful and ambitious charity seeking a personable and proactive professional to join our Dublin team at an exciting time of development. You may be an experienced fundraiser or successful in relationship building and business development in the commercial sector. Most importantly you will understand how to present well in written form and in person, and how to articulate the value of the charity’s work in the context of your audience.

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

The closing date: Saturday 20 May 2017
Interview date: To be confirmed

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Fundraising Administrator 

Location - Bristol, UK Office
Salary - £17,500 + pension, paid on or around 25th of each month
Hours of Work - 36.25 hours between 8.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday. 45 minute lunch. Occasional unsociable hours
Annual Leave - 23 + statutory & public holidays. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual committed to our values. The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail with strong numeracy skills. Working as part of a growing fundraising team the candidate will be responsible for finance & data entry as well as offering support to the team on events or campaigns. 
Please send completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to:

Laura Hardidge, Meningitis Research Foundation, Newminster House, Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1LT OR email 
CVs alone will not be considered
The closing date: Wednesday 3 May 2017
Interview dates: Thursday 11 May 2017

Page last updated 26.04.17