Senior Policy Officer

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Job Purpose and Summary

This is a newly established and exciting role at MRF that will be key to achieving our goals to defeat meningitis through health insights that drive meaningful change in policy.

The Policy Officer will play a key role in using health insights to shape our policy positions and make a meaningful difference to the lives of people affected by meningitis. This position involves a combination of research, analysis, strategic foresight and policy development to enable evidence-based decision making.

The role is a key member of the Health Insights & Policy Team within the Research, Evidence & Policy Department. The post-holder works especially across the organisations with research, communications and advocacy colleagues.
The role is also very close to people and families. It is critical that our health insights and policy work is shaped by the direct experience of people affected. The role will play an important part in maintaining our reputation as an evidence-led organisation in the UK and around the world.

If you are looking for a policy role that has global reach and capacity to make a major difference in defeating a global disease, as well as staying close to the people most impacted, this could be the new challenge you have been waiting for.


£30,000-£35,000 (depending on experience), including 2% employee pension contribution + 6% employer pension contribution. Paid in arrears on or around 25th of each month.

Contract Type

Contract type: Full time, 3 year fixed term

How to apply

All candidates are requested to submit a cover letter stating why you think you are suitable for this role and an accompanying CV.

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 27th May 2024.

Interviews will take place week commencing 6th June 2024. First interviews are planned to take place in person in Bristol and candidates should be prepared to travel if necessary to attend this 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 Brian Davies
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