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Donor Support and Development Officer

Salary: £18,000 + 6% pension contribution
Location: Bristol office based or home working
  • 6% employer pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
  • Employee assistance programme in place with free access to confidential, professional legal and health advice
  • Home working: where appropriate staff can split time between the office and home as agreed with their line manager
  • Cycle to work scheme

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF): 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 an enthusiastic individual committed to our values. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator who is proactive in encouraging membership activity of all kinds and contributes to the achievement of overall fundraising and membership goals.

The application process: The closing date for completed applications by email is 5pm Thursday 15th October. Interviews will be held via zoom video conference on Tuesday 27th October If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Jenny Robinson on 0333 4056241.

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

Please return application and equal opportunities forms via e-mail to or post to Meningitis Research Foundation, Suite 204 Park House, 10 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5HX. Please be advised that CVs alone will not be considered.  

About Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF)

Meningitis Research Foundation is a leading UK and international charity working to defeat meningitis wherever it exists.

Meningitis and sepsis are together the second biggest infectious killer of children under the age of 5 globally. It strikes quickly and can affect anyone of any age. We are driven by the call of people who have experienced the devastating effects in their lives. Their demand is simple and powerful - to ensure “no other family has to go through what we have”.

Our vision is 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.

To achieve this, we bring together people and expertise, linking patient experience, research, policy and practice. We do this by supporting 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 provide direct support to people and families affected. We believe that working in partnership the knowledge, experience, skills and finance available from the private sector are essential to achieving long term and sustainable impacts. We fundraise, inform and educate.

For just over 30 years we have played an instrumental role in helping to reduce death and impairment from meningitis and septicaemia wherever it exists. To achieve this, our incredible supporters have enabled us to fund research in the UK, Europe, North and South America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Australasia.

We have enabled the initiation of new global roadmap to defeat meningitis by 2030 following a high-level meeting hosted by Wilton Park and organised by MRF in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO). The meeting united experts, patient groups and representatives from countries most affected behind a call for global action. MRF was asked to be part of an expert Task Force by the WHO to take this process forward.

We have also acquired funding to help boost advocacy capacity internationally by helping to strengthening the skills of other patient groups.

More information on MRF can be found in our 2017-2020 organisational strategy

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We want a world that promises more for people and families at risk of meningitis and septicaemia, and for those already living with the after effects of the disease

A global vision for meningitis by 2030 and an action plan to get there.
£13/€15.50/$17 gives 1,000 new mums access to lifesaving information
Carol Currie
Director of Finance and Administration

If you'd like to know anything more about this aspect of MRF's work, do get in touch

Tel: 0333 405 6273
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