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Director of Partnerships and Funding

Salary: £65,000 pro-rata (full time, permanent) + 6% pension contribution + 30 days annual leave
Location: Flexible location (UK home or Bristol based)

An exciting new role reporting to the Chief Executive that has been created to lead on partnerships and funding needed to deliver MRF’s work to support the world’s first global roadmap to defeat meningitis agreed by the World Health Assembly in November 2020.

Benefits:

  • 6% employer pension contribution
  • 30 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
  • Employee assistance programme in place with free access to confidential, professional legal and health advice
  • Cycle to work scheme
Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF): We are a leading UK and international charity that aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia (also known as sepsis). 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. We are set to play a key role in delivering a new global roadmap to defeat meningitis, alongside major international health organisations, including the World Health Organization.

The candidate: The successful candidate will personally lead on generating new income from high value corporate partners, philanthropists, trusts and foundations whilst also overseeing teams that deliver events, community and mid value corporate income. The remit of the role covers all income generation and fundraising for the charity.

The application process: The closing date for completed applications is 5pm BST on Friday 30th April 2021.  If invited to interview, first interviews will be held w/c 10th May with second interviews for successful candidates at first stage taking place the following w/c 17th May. Subject to latest COVID control guidance from Government, first interviews are planned to take place in person in Bristol and candidates should be prepared to travel if necessary to attend this interview. Second interviews will take place via Zoom.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Vinny Smith, CEO, by email at vinnys@meningitis.org. Please return application forms via e-mail to beckym@meningitis.org or post to Becky Miller at Meningitis Research Foundation, 10 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5HX. Please return application forms via e-mail to beckym@meningitis.org. Please be advised that CVs alone will not be considered. MRF is committed to safeguarding, any advertised role will require references and confirmation of your identity will be undertaken. Specific roles will state if there is a requirement for further checks.

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

National Events Fundraiser

Salary: £20,000 + 6% pension contribution
Location: Bristol or flexible home working

This is an exciting opportunity for a fundraiser to take sole responsibility of our London Marathon event, with over 170 runners, and other national fundraising events. Playing a lead role in our fundraising team, you will be supporting the new Global Roadmap to defeat Meningitis by 2030. Inspiring others to take action and help defeat meningitis through participation in our national events programme. Developing, diversifying and growing MRF’s income from events.


Benefits:

  • 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
The candidate: We are seeking a creative and proactive individual committed to our values. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and inspire others to take action, building relationships that last. Managing a portfolio of projects including our flagship event Virgin London Marathon, you will bring real energy and drive to a role that also requires attention to detail, sensitivity and flexibly. You will be working with a lively, friendly and varied team.

The application process: The closing date for completed application is 10am Tuesday 4th May 2021. Interviews will be held by zoom on Monday 10th May, please be available for this date if shortlisted for interview. The interview will also include a presentation task, the details of which you will be informed of if shortlisted. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please speak to Jenny Robinson by emailing jennyr@meningitis.org or call 0333 4056 241.
Please return application forms via e-mail to beckym@meningitis.org. Please be advised that CVs alone will not be considered. Please return application forms via e-mail to beckym@meningitis.org. Please be advised that CVs alone will not be considered. MRF is committed to safeguarding, any advertised role will require references and confirmation of your identity will be undertaken. Specific roles will state if there is a requirement for further checks.

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


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.
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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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