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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 disability 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.
With a drive to continue ongoing work in the UK and Ireland 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 Bristol, Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin.
We value imagination, effectiveness and productivity in our work and provide an encouraging environment for enthusiastic, dedicated professionals to grow. We reward with good working conditions, competitive salaries and terms and conditions, respect and equal opportunities.

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.

National Events Fundraiser 

Salary: Circa £24,000 depending on experience + 6% pension contribution
Location: Bristol
  • 6% employer pension contribution
  • 24.5 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
Purpose: This is an exciting opportunity for a fundraiser to take sole responsibility of our London Marathon event with over 150 runners and other national fundraising events. Playing a lead role in our fundraising team, you will be supporting our new Global Task Force 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.

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: This is a vacant role which we are looking to fill as soon as possible. We encourage people to apply early as the application process will close if a suitable candidate is found. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Jenny Robinson on 0333 405 6241.

Please return application and equal opportunities forms via e-mail to or post to Laura Hardidge at Meningitis Research Foundation, Newminster House, Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1LT. Please be advised that CVs alone will not be considered.
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