Trust and Foundation Fundraising Officer

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Trust and Foundation Fundraising Officer

Salary: £30,000-34,000 (depending on experience) + 6% pension contribution

Location: Your normal place of work will be either in the Bristol office or working from home with occasional work elsewhere if required to travel for work purposes which could include international travel.


  • 6% employer pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
  • Employee assistance programme in place with free access to confidential, professional legal and health advice
  • Flexible working: where appropriate staff can split time between the office and home as agreed with their line manager
  • Cycle to work scheme


Our growing responsibilities require us to make a step change in fundraising and we have taken the strategic decision to invest in the growth of our high and mid-value income streams with an expanded team. The recruitment of a Trust and Foundation Fundraising Officer is a crucial step in our fundraising strategy.

The candidate

This is an opportunity for an individual with strong fundraising experience to join us and play a vital role in the team, carrying out in-depth research on potential trust and foundation supporters, creating and submitting compelling applications, managing a portfolio of charitable trusts and supporting the development of new international high value partnerships, strategically aligned with our priorities.

MRF are a medium-sized, agile team with a great deal of ambition and courage. The right candidate will enjoy a close working relationship with inspiring colleagues across the charity and will undoubtedly develop as a fundraiser as we face the challenge of meningitis head on.

The role reports to the Director of Partnerships and Funding in a multi-disciplinary fundraising team.

How to apply

Due to the urgency in filling this key role, CVs and covering letters will be considered on a rolling basis with interviews arranged by mutual agreement

Subject to latest COVID control guidance from Government, 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 Stephen Morton, Director of Partnerships and Funding, by email at

Please return your CV and a covering letter via e-mail to or post to Becky Miller at Meningitis Research Foundation, Spaces, Programme, The Pithay, Bristol, BS1 2NB

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