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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.

Community Engagement Officer (Part Time Maternity Cover)

Salary: Circa £24K pro rata, depending on experience + 6% pension contribution. 3 days (21.75hrs) per week maternity cover for 10 months.
Location: Bristol
Benefits:
  • 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
The candidate: We are seeking a key member of the Support and Membership Team for 10 months, part time to cover maternity leave (with possible short-term extension). You will be responsible for the Community Ambassador Project and support our volunteers to deliver awareness activities, campaigning, fundraising and support.  This may include some travel and working with families affected by meningitis and septicaemia in their communities. You will also maintain our Telephone Befriending Network and support those in need of befriending by linking them with someone whose experience of meningitis and/or septicaemia is similar to their own. The successful candidate will help us offer ongoing support to individuals and families, including those who have experienced death or disability from meningitis and septicaemia.

The application process: The closing date for completed applications by email is 21st October but we encourage people to apply early as the application process will close if a suitable candidate is found before this. Following receipt of satisfactory references the successful candidate will be able to start work soon after receiving their offer of employment, ideally the week commencing 3rd December.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further, please contact Rob Dawson, Director of Communications, Advocacy and Support at robd@meningitis.org.uk

Please return application and equal opportunities forms via e-mail to laurah@meningitis.org 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.
Job Pack
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

 

Support and Membership Manager

Salary: £30-35K depending on experience + 6% pension contribution
Location: Bristol
Benefits:
  • 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
The candidate: We are seeking a passionate, experienced professional to manage, develop and enhance our support and information services, as well as providing opportunities for people affected by meningitis and septicaemia to get involved in our work. The Support and Membership Manager will ensure we provide accurate, personalised information and support that helps people access prevention, diagnosis and treatment. You will also help families and individuals manage the impact of meningitis and septicaemia, including bereavement, limb loss and brain injury. The successful candidate has an exciting opportunity to influence how we deliver support, such as expanding digital services. You will manage and mentor a small, successful team who are kind, understanding and act with compassion to support those in need.

The application process: The closing date for completed applications by email is 26th October Interviews will be held w/c 29th October. Following receipt of satisfactory references the successful candidate will be able to start work soon after receiving their offer of employment, ideally the week commencing 3rd December.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further, please contact Rob Dawson, Director of Communications, Advocacy and Support at robd@meningitis.org.uk

Please return application and equal opportunities forms via e-mail to laurah@meningitis.org 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.
Job Pack
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

 

Events Fundraiser 

Salary: £18,000 + 6% pension contribution
Location: Bristol
Benefits:
  • 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
The candidate: We are seeking an enthusiastic, outgoing candidate who is passionate about fundraising especially within the student market. You will be sociable and enjoy networking as the role will require relationship management as well as looking to develop new university partnerships. You will also be a confident presenter and work well as part of a team.

The application process: The closing date for completed applications by email is 9am 22nd October. Interviews will be held on week commencing 29th October (most likely Monday or Friday). Following receipt of satisfactory references the successful candidate will be able to start work soon after receiving their offer of employment, ideally the week commencing 5th November.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Jenny Robinson on 0333 4056 241.

Please return application and equal opportunities forms via e-mail to laurah@meningitis.org 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.
Job Pack
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

 

National Events Fundraiser 

Salary: Circa £24,000 depending on experience + 6% pension contribution
Location: Bristol
Benefits:
  • 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
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. 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 applications by email is 9am 29th October. Interviews will be held during the w/c 5th November. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Laura Hardidge on 0333 405 6276.

Please return application and equal opportunities forms via e-mail to laurah@meningitis.org 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.
Job Pack
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

 

Office Administrator   

Salary: Circa £18,000 depending on experience + 6% pension contribution
Location: Bristol
Benefits:
  • 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
The candidate: We are seeking an enthusiastic individual committed to working in support of our values and goals. The ideal candidate will be a confident and effective communicator, with great organisational and time management skills which allow you to prioritise workload and work on your own initiative.

The application process: The closing date for completed applications by email is 4th November. Interviews will be held on 8th November. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Paul George on 0333 4056262.

Please return application and equal opportunities forms via e-mail to laurah@meningitis.org 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.
Job Pack
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

 
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