Data and Policy Analyst

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Data and Policy Analyst

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 + 6% pension contribution
Location: Flexible location, either head office in Bristol or home-based. Occasional requirements to visit Bristol office if home based. Occasional work elsewhere if required to travel for work purposes which could include international travel.
Contract type: Full time (Fixed term 12 months)


  • 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 role: This is an exciting new role at MRF which has been created to help transform the way people engage with data about meningitis at a global level. If you are looking to gain extensive skills in data visualization, have a keen interest in developing a comprehensive understanding of meningitis and septicaemia, and are equipped with a keen eye for detail as well as strong organizational and analytical skills, this could be the new challenge you have been waiting for.

The role will form part of the Research Evidence and Policy (REP) Team along with the Head of Evidence and Policy, the Head of Research and Research Officer. There will be significant cross team working with the Communications, Advocacy and Support Team.

The successful candidate will focus on the Meningitis Progress Tracker (MPT), which is the communication tool chosen by the World Health Organization to showcase progress against the new Defeating Meningitis by 2030 global roadmap, ratified at the 73rd session of the World Health Assembly in November 2020.

The candidate will work closely with the Head of Evidence and Policy on creating engaging, user-driven content; liaising with and managing relationships with external data providers; and ensuring data integrity of the MPT. In addition, the successful candidate will take advantage of the opportunity provided by a 3-year software and support grant from the Tableau Foundation by being fully trained in how to use Tableau Software.

The successful candidate will also support the REP team to produce and maintain accurate information and up to date statistics on meningitis and septicaemia.

This is initially a 12-month contract, with the potential to be extended.

The application process: The closing date for completed applications is 5pm GMT on Wednesday 1st June 2022. If we find a suitable applicant before the deadline, we may close this vacancy early.

Interviews are planned to take place in person in Bristol and candidates should be prepared to travel if necessary to attend this interview. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Claire Wright at and cc Liz Rodgers at

Please return application forms via e-mail to

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