London, Greater London
Up to £25,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Fundraising Administrator, London with some remote working

Up to £25,000 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 Fundraising Administrator to join our rapidly expanding team in our central London offices.

Reporting to the Head of Development, you will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of fundraising activities and supporting the wider fundraising team to build relationships and raise income through various fundraising streams including individuals, legacies, trusts & foundations, 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:

  • Charity fundraising – on a paid or voluntary basis.
  • Customer service.
  • Managing your own workload.


You will be able to:

  • Communicate clearly in writing and verbally with colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate good research and analytical skills.
  • Work in an organised and methodical manner with excellent attention to detail.
  • Work under pressure, manage deadlines and respond flexibly to work priorities and requests.
  • Demonstrate high level of IT skills, specifically excellent M/S Word, and good M/S Excel.
  • Work confidently in a team and be self-motivated to work alone .

Our offer:

  • A salary of up to £25,000, 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.
  • Full- or part-time, 0.8-1.0 FTE (28.8-36 hours per week)
  • 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.

How to apply:

  • 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 our equal opportunities monitoring and declaration 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 application pack).


Closing date: 24 November 2021 at midday

Interview date: 7 December 2021


A copy of the recruitment information pack and equal opportunities monitoring form are available below.

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Posted on: 25 October 2021
Closed date: 24 November 2021
Tags: Fundraising

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