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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.

Over nearly 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.

In 2018 we have produced a new strategy to guide our International Programmes to defeat meningitis as we seek to expand the scope of our work in order to achieve our vision of a world free from meningitis and septicaemia.

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

Senior corporate fundraiser

Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 pa depending on experience + 6% pension contribution 

Location: Flexible (minimum 2 days a week in Bristol office)

Benefits:

  • 6% employer pension contribution
  • 24.5 days annual leave pro rata plus statutory bank holidays
  • Employee assistance programme in place with free access to confidential, professional legal and health advice
  • For this role we are open to discussing flexible working (including part time, job share and remote working) for the right candidate
  • Cycle to work scheme

The candidate: The ideal candidate will be an experienced and skilled corporate fundraiser looking to take on a new challenge in a growing national and international charity. You will be a relationship builder who crafts tailored strategic partnerships with carefully selected corporates that are valued by all sides. We are seeking a creative and proactive individual committed to our values.

Context: MRF has a diverse income portfolio and has made a strategic decision to invest in growth of our high value income to deliver our strategy. The organisation is already fortunate to have strong and longstanding corporate partners and funders, including some of the world largest vaccine manufacturers.

Working as part of our growing High Value Fundraising Team, the focus of this role is the development of income through the support of ongoing strategic corporate partnerships and the development of new relationships. Alongside this core responsibility, this role will also provide proposal writing and research support to other members of the team around corporate, trusts and other high value relationships.

Purpose: You will be responsible for identifying and developing relationships with corporate partners, building meaningful high value partnerships that enable the organisation to deliver an ambitious programme of work.  You will work with colleagues across our programmes and fundraising teams to develop high-quality, compelling proposals and pitches. As well as nurturing existing relationships, you will be responsible for identifying and building new and future corporate relationships, generating new income through a range of sources including tailored strategic corporate partnerships, Charity of the Year, events sponsorship and employee fundraising.

The application process: The closing date for completed applications by email is 9am 4th September 2019. Interviews will be held in mid-September. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Chris Yarrington chrisy@meningitis.org.

Please return application forms via e-mail to laurah@meningitis.org. Please be advised that CVs alone will not be considered. Following receipt of satisfactory references the successful candidate will be able to start work as soon as possible after receiving their offer of employment.

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Laura Hardidge
Finance and HR officer

Hello, I'm Laura,

I look after this area of work for MRF, so if there's anything more you'd like to know, get in touch.

Tel: 0333 405 6276

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