Programme Management Officer

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Programme Management Officer

Salary: £33,000 - £35,000 + 6% pension contribution
Location: Flexible location, either head office in Bristol or home-based.
Contract type: Permanent


  • 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:

This is an exciting new role at MRF reporting directly to the Chief Executive with responsibility for maintaining an overview of projects across the charity as well taking responsibility for taking a lead on monitoring, evaluation, learning and impact reporting across the organisation.

The successful candidate will support teams to build their programme and project management skills and capacity as well as reporting to senior management to enable progress reporting for a complex and interrelated set of projects.

The candidate will be confident in project management disciplines of planning, budgeting, reporting and stakeholder management, and will also be able to use these skills to create and deliver monitoring and evaluation frameworks that enable impact reporting for management, Trustees, funders and external partners.

The successful candidate will be integrally involved in helping MRF coordinate a complex set of interrelated projects across multiple disciplines in support of the World Health Organization defeating meningitis by 2030 global roadmap and wider work across the charity.

If you are looking for further develop your career in a project/programme management role and enjoy working across several teams and projects in a highly dynamic environment this could be the new challenge you have been waiting for.


The application process: 

All candidates are requested to complete the standard application form. 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. All applications will be reviewed and shortlisting will take place without candidate’s personal details being available to reviewers in order to minimize unintended bias.

The final closing date for completed applications is 5pm on Friday 17th December 2021.

Interviews will take place in w/c 20th December 2021 or w/c 3rd January 2022 dependent on candidate availability.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Vinny Smith, CEO, by email at Please return application forms via e-mail to or post to Becky Miller at Meningitis Research Foundation, 10 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5HX.

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