BS1, Bristol
£60,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

This is an incredible role at the heart of global efforts to defeat meningitis by 2030.

The role reports to the Chief Executive and forms part of the senior management team (SMT) alongside the Director of Finance and Administration, Director of Partnerships and Funding, the Director of Communications, Advocacy and Support, the Head of Fundraising and the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO) Network Lead.

The purpose of this role is to enable MRF to achieve its goals through research, an enabling research environment, evidence-based policy, health professional guidance and the creation of associated activity and resources. The post-holder is expected to be or become one of the world’s leading thinkers on meningitis with an extensive network amongst international research, clinical and public health communities.

The role is also very close to people and families as it provides guidance to support teams working directly with families affected. The holder acts as the guardian of MRFs intellectual integrity and cements our reputation as an evidence-led organisation in the UK and around the world.

It is a highly demanding role, requiring the need to keep up to date with latest research; run suitable accredited processes for funding peer reviewed research; organise a Scientific Advisory Panel of experts and a Medical Advisory Group of clinician experts; and organise the agenda and speakers for a global scientific conference every two years. The holder will also write and oversee the production of in-house academic papers for publication in peer reviewed journals; provide evidence and content for informed public affairs, advocacy and communications work take part in media and advocacy work; and represent MRF on external bodies such as the World Health Technical Task force for the creation of the global roadmap for meningitis.

The post is being advertised now as the current holder is retiring after 25 years with MRF.

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Posted on: 10 November 2021
Closed date: 03 December 2021
Tags: Policy/Research, Senior Management

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