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We are a small, but rapidly expanding team committed to achieving our vision to advance medical research and change lives.

Could you help us to advance medical research, improve human health and change lives?

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Current vacancies 

Fundraising Officer

We are seeking a dynamic fundraising professional to join our small, but rapidly expanding team in our central London office. You will have three years experience of securing income from voluntary sources including one or more of the following: Trusts and Foundations, individuals or companies. 

This is an extremely exciting time to join our team as we begin to deliver our new fundraising strategy for 2017-2020 to support the Foundation’s vision.

In order to advance medical research, improve human health and change people’s lives, we have an ambitious aim to double voluntary income by 2021. Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, you will play a crucial role in helping us to implement the new fundraising strategy so that we can fund even more promising medical research. This is a great opportunity to build on your fundraising experience and develop your skills in new areas of fundraising. 

You can find full details of the role and how to apply by downloading our recruitment pack and by contacting Heather Taylor at Forest HR on 

Head of Operations - Africa Research Excellence Fund

The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) is an energetic new UK-registered charity that enables early-career researcher scientists in Africa to develop and lead research to improve health and save lives.

We are looking for an experienced and energetic manager to join AREF’s young team, based with the Medical Research Foundation in central London. You will lead AREF’s operations, working closely with the AREF Directors, Board and the Head of Major Gifts and other AREF colleagues in The Gambia, UK and Uganda and with staff of the Foundation. You will manage AREF’s Gambia office and will be expected to spend about one-third to one half of the year in The Gambia, for which travel and accommodation will be provided.

For more information and how to apply, please download our recruitment pack

Contact Heather Taylor

For more information, please email Heather Taylor at Forest HR on,uk

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