How to apply
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Location: Flexible location, with a minimum of two days per week in Bristol
Contract type: Fixed term to 30th September 2020 with the possibility of extension
The candidate: We are seeking a new Advocacy & Policy Manager. You will develop and implement Meningitis Research Foundation’s (MRF) policy and advocacy plans at UK, Ireland and global levels. You will be a strategic thinker who will draw on outstanding experience building stakeholder relationships to monitor policy developments and implement activities that ensure MRF generates the impact needed to defeat meningitis by 2030. You will employ a collaborative style of working and be driven to make your mark.
Context: A new global roadmap to defeat meningitis by 2030 is being developed following a high-level meeting hosted by Wilton Park and organised by MRF in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO). The meeting united experts, patient groups and representatives from countries most affected behind a call for global action. MRF was asked to be part of an expert taskforce by the WHO to take this process forward. This role and the roadmap process offer MRF significant new policy, advocacy and programming opportunities in the UK, Ireland and internationally. In addition, our work in the UK and Ireland continues in earnest and several policy barriers exist that prevent maximum available protection from meningitis and the best diagnosis, treatment and support.
The application process: The closing date for completed applications is 10th July 2019. Please see our website for full details and how to apply.