Senior Fundraising Officer

Closed: 01 March 2021
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  • Salary £30,000-£34,000 plus generous benefits
  • Location Hoxton, Greater London
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Health, Medical
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Medical Research Foundation

Senior Fundraising Officer, full-time, London with some remote working

£30,000-£34,000 plus generous benefits 

Many of the diseases and conditions that affect human health have been cured or overcome as a result of medical research. But there will always be more to do. Although significant resources are being spent around the world developing exciting new treatments and therapies, there are areas of medical need that receive little or no support – and people’s lives that see no improvement. That’s where we step in.

The Medical Research Foundation is an independent charitable foundation. Formed by the Medical Research Council (MRC), we fund and support the most promising health research wherever we discover great opportunities that are not being pursued. We use our donations responsibly and ensure we make the greatest impact where it is most needed.

We are looking for a Senior Fundraising Officer to join our rapidly expanding team in our central London offices.

Reporting to the Head of Development, you will play a crucial role in building relationships and raising income through various fundraising streams including individuals, corporates and challenge events.

Who you are 

We need the very best people to help deliver our vision of advancing medical research, improving human health and changing people’s lives. Our team is proud to work for the Medical Research Foundation. We are ambitious for the Medical Research Foundation and for ourselves. We are approachable – providing advice to everyone and explaining our work. We are dedicated and committed to achieving the most for our donors and our researchers.  And we are involved – constantly looking for new ways to engage and improve. We are inspired by our work and we will be looking for this in you too.

What you can bring to the role

You will have sound experience of working in a fundraising position in a charity. You will also have experience of successfully securing income from voluntary sources including individuals and companies.

You will be able to support the delivery and growth of our fundraising programme with the aim of developing and maintaining long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with these supporters to meet and exceed annual income targets. You have excellent customers service skills and are able to communicate clearly to a variety of audiences.

Our offer:

  • A salary of £30,000-£34,000, dependent on experience.
  • Annual pay award, performance award scheme and other rewards.
  • Generous pension contribution, with no qualifying period.
  • 30 days annual leave each year, plus public holidays.
  • 36 hour working week, usually worked over 5 days.
  • Flexi-time system and core working hours of 10am to 4pm.
  • Employee assistance programme.
  • Other health-related benefits.
  • An opportunity to make a difference to human health.
  • Fantastic colleagues.

To apply, please:

  • provide an up-to-date CV which includes your contact details, education and vocational qualifications, memberships of professional bodies, career history and explanation of any breaks in your employment history.
  • provide a brief supporting statement setting out why you are the right candidate for this role making reference to the job description and the person specification. The case that you make and the way that it is presented will form a key part of the shortlisting process.
  • complete the equal opportunities monitoring form.
  • let us know if you are not able to make any of the assessment or interview dates (the pre-arranged dates can be found in the recruitment information pack).

A copy of the recruitment information pack and equal opportunities monitoring form are attached as separate documents.

Closing date for applications:  12 noon, Monday 1st March 2021

Interview and practical exercise:  Monday 8th March 2021

We want to hear from all interested candidates, and to be considered for the position we strongly recommend submitting a detailed covering letter along with your CV, outlining why you're right for the role.

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