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

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

The Medical Research Foundation is a charitable foundation, formed by the Medical Research Council (MRC). We fund the most promising medical research in areas of great clinical need where investment is low. 

We are delighted you are interested in joining our small, but expanding team based in central London. 

Please see all current vacancies and how to apply below.

Contact Heather Taylor

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

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Current Vacancies

  • Senior Communications Manager (part time), London

    We are seeking a part-time Senior Communications Manager to join our small, but rapidly expanding team in our central London office.  

    Reporting to Head of Fundraising and Communications, you will be responsible for the design and delivery of a programme of communications activities to build our identity, reputation and profile by telling the stories of the ground-breaking science and scientists that we support.

    You will have 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.

    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 

    Closing date: 13 June 2018 at 12:00
    Interview date: 26 June 2018

  • Trustee, UK-wide

    The Medical Research Foundation is overseen by a Board of Trustees who have ultimate responsibility for directing the charity, its assets and its activities.  We are looking to complement the current strengths of our Board with an independent Trustee who is financially qualified with board-level financial management experience.  Ideally you will have had experience of the principles of corporate governance in the public or charitable sector.

    The Medical Research Foundation is committed to promoting equality and diversity opportunities and we welcome applications from all aspects of society.  We would particularly welcome applications from women and people from the BAME communities as these characteristics are currently under-represented on the Board.

    The Board meets five times a year (including a strategy away day) usually in Central London.  The position is voluntary and not remunerated, although reasonable expenses are paid.

    The appointment is expected to commence in June 2018 for a three-year term, in the first instance.

    How to apply

    Full details are included in the Application Pack below.  

    To apply, please complete the Application and the Trustee Equal Opportunities Monitoring forms below and submit to

    Trustee Recruitment Pack
    Application Form
    Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

    For further information contact Maria Claridge, Head of Operations & Governance (020 7395 2268 or

    Closing date: 8 June 2018 at 12:00

    Interview date: 21 June 2018 in Central London

  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

    Please submit your completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with your application.

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