Advocacy and Communications officer

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Advocacy and Communications officer

Salary: £30,000 pro rata + 6% pension contribution
Location: Homebased, flexible location. There will be occasional work elsewhere including locations in the UK, and internationally. Occasional visits to our office in Bristol.
Contract type: 1 year fixed term, with possibility of extension


  • 6% employer pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave pro rata plus statutory bank holidays
  • Employee assistance program in place with free access to confidential, professional legal and health advice
  • Cycle to work scheme

Meningitis Research Foundation: 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: We are seeking a new Advocacy and Communications Officer. You will assist with the development and implementation of Meningitis Research Foundation’s (MRF’s) policy and advocacy plans to deliver the ‘Advocacy and Engagement’ goals in the new meningitis roadmap. This includes assisting on projects to share knowledge and expertise with other patient groups around the world, helping develop frameworks for community engagement with national planning and delivering awareness, engagement and policy change campaigns. You will have experience in delivering advocacy programmes, ideally in health or international development. You will support the Advocacy and Engagement Manager and Communications Manager and work closely with organisations such as the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Médicins Sans Frontières, PATH and UNICEF.

The application process: The closing date for completed applications is 18th October 2021. However, interviews are being arranged on zoom as applications come in, so we advise you to apply early. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Rob Dawson at Please return application forms via e-mail to

Please be advised that CVs alone will not be considered.

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