Head of Research and Services

This role is a development opportunity for an ambitious individual who wants the chance to be responsible for a research and services department. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible employment.

Location: London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary: £35,000 - £38,000 depending on skills and experience, pro rata
Working Hours: 3-4 days per week
Contract: Permanent

Scleroderma & Raynaud's UK (SRUK) is the only charity dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by Scleroderma and Raynaud's, both autoimmune, connective tissue conditions. We exist to improve awareness and understanding of these conditions, to support those affected, and ultimately to find a cure.

This is an exciting time to join the organisation as we scale up to deliver on our ambition to significantly increase the level of investment in research and services, so that people affected by Scleroderma or Raynaud's have access to the most relevant treatment, information and support.

Working with the Chief Executive the Head of Research and Services will:

  • Support the development of SRUK's research strategy, proactively identify new research opportunities and manage the research grant process and Research Grants Committee.
  • Lead and develop SRUK's portfolio of services for people affected by Scleroderma and Raynaud's, providing information and support.
  • Be a source of scientific expertise for the organisation. Develop SRUK in accordance with its constitutional and statutory obligations, financial framework, code of conduct and best practice.
  • Report regularly to the Chief Executive on the progress of SRUK's work and to act as a member of the SRUK's senior management team.

As Head of Research & Services, you will play a key role in leading the development of an ambitious new research strategy to achieve life changing results for people with Scleroderma and Raynaud's, working closely with those affected and the medical and scientific community. You will have proven experience of biomedical and/or epidemiological research, a clear understanding of the research grant funding process, excellent communication skills and the ability to build successful partnerships across health care and/or research sectors. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual who is looking to progress into senior management and be responsible for a research and services department.

We are looking for individuals with a desire to create positive change and to make a real difference to the quality of services and support people with Scleroderma and Raynaud's can access.

Further information about SRUK can be found on our website: https://www.sruk.co.uk/

The deadline for applications is Sunday 28th January 2017.

Interviews will take place in London w/c 5th February.

The selection process:

Applicants are required to submit a CV and a cover letter that explains how you meet the role requirements and setting out your vision on how research and services can work with and positively impact upon the Scleroderma and Raynaud's community. Applications must be received by midnight on Sunday 28th January 2018. Please send applications to info@sruk.co.uk

For an informal discussion of the role please contact Sue Farrington on 0203 893 5997

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Chief Executive and her advisers on the 6th February with a view to concluding the selection process by the end of February.

Community & Events Fundraising Officer

This role is a development opportunity for an ambitious individual who wants the chance to help shape and grow our community and events fundraising.

Location: London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary: £23,000 - £25,000 depending on skills and experience
Working Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Scleroderma & Raynaud's UK (SRUK) is the only charity dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by Scleroderma and Raynaud's. We exist to improve awareness and understanding of these conditions, to support those affected, and ultimately to find a cure.

This is an exciting time to join the organisation as we scale up to deliver on our ambition to significantly increase the level of investment in research and services, so that people affected by Scleroderma and Raynaud's have access to the most relevant treatment, information and support.

The senior management team and trustees have aspirations to grow a vibrant charity, through engaging and motivating the community to fundraise and build sustainable income streams that enable the charity to improve the lives of those affected.

Working with the Head of Engagement and Development the Community and Events Fundraising Officer will:

  • Successfully implement the fundraising strategy for community and event fundraising.
  • Rapidly grow community and events income within the first two years and create a sustainable community and events programme to continue growth.
  • Foster and strengthen relationships with community and event fundraisers, maximising fundraising and developing long-term supporters by deploying high standards of customer care.
  • Regularly assess & evaluate the effectiveness of community and event fundraising activity including income and expenditure and analysis of events, producing reports for senior management as required.
  • Work closely with the Marketing Manager and Digital Communication Officer to ensure that all events are appropriately marketed and all public relations opportunities are maximised.

As Community and Events Fundraising Officer, you will play a key role in developing SRUK's community and event income through cultivating relationships with community and event fundraisers to grow the current programme of events, increase income generation and foster long-term supporters.

You will have proven experience working within community and event fundraising and a proven track record in achieving financial targets and key objectives, a clear understanding of donor acquisition and retention strategies, excellent communication and written skills and the ability to develop new innovative approaches. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is results driven and is looking to be responsible for a broad portfolio within community and event fundraising.

We are looking for individuals with a desire to create positive change and to make a real difference to the lives of people with Scleroderma and Raynaud's.

Further information about SRUK can be found on our website: https://www.sruk.co.uk/

The deadline for applications is Sunday 11th February 2018.

Interviews will take place in London on the Thursday 15th and Friday 16th February 2018.

The selection process

Applicants are required to submit a CV and a cover letter that explains how you meet the role requirements and details your experience of successfully growing community and event fundraising. Applications must be received by midnight on Sunday 11th February 2018.

Please address applications to Amy Baker, Head of Engagement and Development and send to jobs@sruk.co.uk

Interview date: 15th and 16th February 2018