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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

Community and Events Fundraiser

Full Time (part time 4 days a week considered for the right candidate)

Salary: Up to €27,000 depending on experience + 6% pension contribution

Location: Dublin

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
  • 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 an enthusiastic, outgoing candidate who is passionate about fundraising. You will be sociable and enjoy networking as the role will require relationship management as well as looking to develop new partnerships within higher education and the student market. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator who is proactive in encouraging fundraising activity of all kinds and contributes to the achievement of overall fundraising targets.

Purpose: Organise, recruit and resource our local and national fundraising events, student overseas treks and other student fundraising events in partnership with internal fundraising teams across the regions. Support, develop and inspire volunteers, community fundraisers, and key supporters. Utilise these networks to raise funds that enable MRF to achieve a world without meningitis and septicemia. Build lasting relationships and provide a first class service to MRF supporters.

The application process: The closing date for completed applications by email is 9am 1st July 2019. Interviews will be held on 4th or 5th July 2019, please be prepared to attend on these dates if shortlisted for interview. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Jenny Robinson: jennyr@meningitis.org.

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

Please see the job pack for full details
Application Form 

Administrator

Part time 20 hours a week (Monday - Friday)

Salary: €22,500 (€12,414 pro rata) + 6% pension contribution

Location: Dublin

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
  • Cycle to work scheme

The candidate: We are seeking a reliable individual committed to our values. You will be an excellent communicator with experience covering a busy office. You will bring initiative and energy to a role that also requires attention to detail, organisational skills and flexibly.

Purpose

  • To provide financial, administrative and fundraising support for all aspects of the regional office work programme
  • To work with the team to deliver agreed Community Fundraising Strategy, implementation plan, targets and income growth
  • To be aware of MRF’s operational objectives and to assist wherever possible in obtaining income for the charity and good value for expenditure within the role

The application process: The closing date for completed applications is 9.00am 1st July 2019. Interviews will be held on 5th July 2019, please be prepared to attend on this date if shortlisted for interview. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Carol Currie: carolc@meningitis.org.

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

Please see the job pack for full details
Application Form 

Advocacy and Policy Manager

Fixed term to 30th September 2020 with the possibility of extension

Salary: £30-35k depending on experience + 6% pension contribution

Location: Flexible location, with a minimum of three days per week in Bristol

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
  • 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 new Advocacy & Policy Manager. You will develop and implement Meningitis Research Foundation’s (MRF) policy and advocacy plans at UK, Ireland and global levels. You will be a strategic thinker who will draw on outstanding experience building stakeholder relationships to monitor policy developments and implement activities that ensure MRF generates the impact needed to defeat meningitis by 2030. You will employ a collaborative style of working and be driven to make your mark. 

Purpose: To drive forward relevant areas of MRF’s national and international policy and advocacy objectives.

The application process: The closing date for completed applications is 10th July 2019. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Rob Dawson at robd@meningitis.org.
Please return application and equal opportunities forms via e-mail to laurah@meningitis.org. Please be advised that CVs alone will not be considered.  

Please see the job pack for full details
Application Form 

Director of Income Generation
 

Salary: £55,000 + 6% pension contribution 

Location: Flexible location (minimum average of 3 days a week over a year in Bristol office)

Benefits:

  • 6% employer pension contribution
  • 29.5 days annual leave pro rata plus statutory bank holidays
  • Employee assistance programme in place with free access to confidential, professional legal and health advice
  • 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 an experienced, confident and energetic fundraising professional who is ready for the next step in their career to take MRF to the next stage in our development as an organisation. Equally at ease talking to international companies, high net worth individuals and supporters, you will be able to galvanise a team around a clear strategy and play a leading role as a member of the senior management team.

Context: This is a new role that has been created as part of a restructure to bring together all income generation and fundraising activity into one team for the first time. It therefore seeks to build our capacity, skills and experience to take the organisation to scale. This will include fundraising across a wide range of disciplines that can attract significant new funds for a new World Health Organisation global roadmap for meningitis due out in 2020 that we have called for and helped develop.

Purpose: To lead a diverse portfolio of income generation development across a diversified range of sources to achieve long term, sustainable income that enables the charity to achieve its strategic ambitions.

The application process: The closing date for applications is 22nd July 2019. For further information regarding the role please contact Vinny Smith, vinnys@meningitis.org.

Please return application and equal opportunities 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.

Please see the job pack for full details
Application Form 

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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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