Head of Fundraising and Communications, London
c.£57,000 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 and 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 MRC, we grow and nurture people and ideas wherever we see opportunities with great potential. Investing the power of our donations to change medicine and change lives.
We are looking for a Head of Fundraising and Communications to join our rapidly expanding team in our central London offices. You will be responsible for the design, development and delivery of a programme of communications activities to build our identity, reputation and profile.
Who you are
You are inspired to help us to deliver our vision to advance medical research, improve human health and change 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 love our work and we will be looking for this in you too.
What you can bring to the role
You willhave experience of:
- the strategic role of communications.
- shaping and delivering successful communications strategies in a senior communications or engagement role.
- communications in a health-focused organisation.
- producing creative materials for a range of audiences including translating complex scientific information for non-scientific audiences
- working with print, broadcast, digital, video and social media including content development and production
- building relationships with the research community in the UK.
- A salary c. £57,000 dependant 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.
How to apply
You can find full details of the role and how to apply by downloading a copy of the recruitment information pack.
Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 11th July 2018
Interview date: Wednesday 25th July 2018
Board Member Recruitment
Second Step is a leading mental health charity in the South West providing support, housing and hope to people across Bristol, North Somerset Bath & North East Somerset, and South Gloucestershire. We promote mental health and wellbeing by supporting people and communities to build brighter futures.
Join our Board
Our voluntary Board member opportunities are exciting and influential roles within Second Step. Our Board vacancies provide strategic guidance in accordance with our vision, aims and values. The role of a Board member can be demanding but is always incredibly rewarding. These are great opportunities for people keen to offer their skills and experience to make a real contribution to a vibrant and growing not for profit organisation.
We hope that the information on our website https://www.second-step.co.uk/working-second-step/current-vacancies will give you a feel for our amazing organisation and a sense of what a great time this is to be joining us.
Our roots are in Bristol, where we have worked for over 30 years, now our reach is across the West of England, with ambitions further afield. We support more than 1,000 people at any one time. . We form strong, collaborative relationships with the people who use our services, supporting them through difficult times and helping them discover new ways to become more independent and resilient.
If you have the knowledge, skills and experience at a senior level in finance, the leadership of service delivery, primary care, health and social care, equality or housing then please do get in touch. We don’t mind if you haven’t got a background in the mental health sector just as long as you share our vision and can show you’re ready willing and able to make a positive and lasting contribution to Second Step.
If you would appreciate an informal discussion or require any further information, please contact Sue Manning, Forest HR, who is supporting us with this recruitment, on 07939 269612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Step is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We also welcome applications from people who have personal experience of using mental health services.
Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Monday 2nd July 2018
How to apply
Apply be providing a CV, brief supporting statement and completing the equal opportunities monitoring form.