Advocacy and Engagement Manager

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Advocacy and Engagement Manager

Job Purpose and Summary

A key role in our Communications and Engagement team, the Advocacy and Engagement Manager is responsible for the continuous development and delivery of the Meningitis Research Foundation’s global advocacy program, in support of the World Health Organization’s Global Road Map to Defeat Meningitis by 2030.

Includes taking the lead on building understanding of, and engagement with, the Road Map amongst all Confederation of Meningitis Organisations members plus management of our advocacy and engagement partnership with UNICEF (including all agreed outputs). A highly collaborative and varied role, working with a range of global health organisations to ensure meningitis is recognized as, and remains, a global health priority.

Reports to

Director of Communications and Engagement. Dotted line to the Head of Confederation of Meningitis Organisations. Manages the Advocacy and Engagement Officer.



Contract Type

Permanent role.

How to apply

All candidates are requested to submit a letter stating why you think you are suitable for this role and an accompanying CV. Please return via e-mail to

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates that may previously have, or feel like they have, experienced being excluded from generally advertised roles due to their gender, ethnicity, disability status or sexual orientation.

The final closing date for completed applications is 5pm GMT on Friday 13th October. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis and, if we find a suitable applicant before the deadline, we may close this vacancy earlier.

Interviews are likely to be in person, in our offices in central Bristol. Candidates should be prepared to travel if necessary to attend an interview. Travel expenses will be reimbursed and candidates with individual travel, access or disability support requirements are encouraged to communicate their needs to enable appropriate support to be provided to ensure access to interviews.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the role further, please contact

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