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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.

Fundraising and Support Officers x 2 (part time)

Salary: £25,000 pro rata depending on experience + 6% pension contribution
Location: Edinburgh
Contract Type: Part time 3 or 4 days a week, flexible working pattern
Benefits:
  • 6% employer pension contribution
  • 24.5 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays pro rata
  • Employee assistance programme in place with free access to confidential, professional legal and health advice
  • Cycle to work scheme
The candidate: We are looking to recruit 2 x Fundraising and Support Officers based in our Edinburgh office. The ideal candidate will be a natural leader with excellent communication skills. They will bring real energy and drive to a role that requires flexibility, working with volunteers and developing and securing fundraising opportunities in their community.  

Purpose:
  • To support, develop and inspire volunteers, community fundraisers and key supporters, utilising these networks to raise funds that enable MRF to achieve a world without meningitis and septicemia
  • To ensure individuals and families affected by meningitis and septicaemia have the support, guidance and information they need
  • To raise the public profile of the MRF with families and key stakeholders in the community
  • To deliver the agreed community fundraising strategy, implementation plan, targets and income growth
Application process: The closing date for completed applications by email is 9am 4th April 2019. 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 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 Fundraising & Support Officer
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

 

 

Media Relations Manager (Maternity cover)

Salary: £30k depending on experience + 6% pension contribution
Location: Flexible location, with a minimum of three days per week in Meningitis Research Foundation’s Bristol Office
Contract Type: Full time, fixed term maternity cover, circa 12 months
Benefits:
  • 6% employer pension contribution
  • 24.5 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays pro rata
  • 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 maternity cover Media Relations Manager. You will develop and implement Meningitis Research Foundation’s (MRF’s) media plans at UK, Ireland and global levels. This role will be a key part of the advocacy and communications team. The role focuses on raising awareness of the charity and our work with the public, key stakeholders and media. The person will be part of a team of four covering all aspects of communications and advocacy including press, brand, digital, events and publication functions. The post holder will be expected to be available for media enquiries outside normal office hours. 

Application process: The closing date for completed applications is 11 April 2019. Interviews will be held shortly after (15 and 16 April tbc). If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Rob Dawson at robd@meningitis.org.
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 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 Media Relations Manager (maternity cover)
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

 

 

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