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Moorfields Eye Charity is embarking on a new and exciting phase of growth. We are looking to welcome driven and experienced professionals to join us at this exciting time at the charity.

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Current vacancies

Grants officer: £31,470 - £37,024

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  • Location: London, City Road EC1 with hybrid working pattern
  • Salary: £31,470 to £37,024
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Closing Date: 1pm Tuesday 5 July 2022

Are you looking for the opportunity to join a growing and supportive grant-making team?

Moorfields Eye Charity are the main grant-making and fundraising charity for Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation and its academic partner University College of London (in particular the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology). The grant-making programmes support innovation in eye health and have an emphasis on building capacity and developing the careers of researchers and clinicians. Moorfields are also investing in pioneering research including a fully digital 3D printed prosthetic eye and harnessing artificial intelligence for eye health.

About the role:

You will join a friendly and supportive grants and research team and support the entire grant management life cycle, both pre and post award, of a very diverse and growing grant portfolio. There are a number of grant-making programmes, which you will be central in helping to deliver.

You will be the primary point of contact for applicants and other stakeholders throughout the grant management process, ensuring they are managed in a professional and timely manner. This would include communicating feedback to applicants on funding proposals following decision making. With the funding manager you will deliver drop-in advice sessions and assist with development of content that advertises funding opportunities and showcases the impact of the charity’s funding.

About you:

We are looking for an individual who is interested in developing or expanding their career in grants management within a growing grant-making charity. You will have a qualification in a biomedical sciences/​health subject.

You will also have research experience in an academic or clinical setting and an understanding of research funding processes in a grant-making charity.

You will be an excellent communicator, able to build confident working relationships at all levels. An ability to network and liaise with scientific, clinical and research communities will be key to your success in this role.

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Campaign manager: £46,678 - £54,917

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  • Location: London, City Road EC1 with hybrid working pattern
  • Salary: £46,678 to £54,917 pro rata
  • Hours: Full-time (with potential to consider part-time)
  • Closing Date: Rolling

Moorfields Charity has a once in a century opportunity to partner with Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College of London (UCL) to create the world centre for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of eye disease. This joint initiative known as Oriel’ is due to open in 2026. Philanthropy will play a vital role in the centre’s establishment. The charity is leading, in partnership with UCL, a £100m campaign to support the initiative.

About the role:

This is a newly created campaign manager role. The role is varied, highly collaborative and strategically focused and will require you to work independently and confidently by developing important relationships with key colleagues, and senior stakeholders across the charity, hospital and UCL

You will be critical to the successful delivery of the campaign and to the charity’s wider and exciting growth ambitions. You will review, develop and monitor the campaign’s performance and play a lead role in the development of cases for support and feed into the Oriel campaign communications strategy. You will also develop recognition processes and shape a high quality and effective stewardship strategy and engagement programme.

About you:

You will be a fundraising leader and it would be beneficial if you have managed or been part of a capital and revenue campaign.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to build strong relationships and influence and lead others. You will be able to quickly absorb complex information and effectively communicate it to a non-academic audience.

We are looking for strategic candidate with a thorough understanding and current knowledge of the charity sector and regulation. Your ability to collaborate and be creative around donor communications, recognition and stewardship will be key to your success in this role.

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Development assistant: £23,295 - £27,406

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  • Location: London, City Road EC1 with hybrid working pattern
  • Salary: £23,295 to £27,406
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Closing Date: Rolling

Are you looking for your first fundraising role in the charity sector? If you enjoy a role with variety then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

You will play an important part in building philanthropy at Moorfields Eye Charity to help meet the aims of our ambitious five year business plan for growth, including securing philanthropic income for Oriel – our £100m joint fundraising campaign with UCL. Your work will also support world-leading eye research, and education along with patient care, to provide life-changing eye health for millions of people in the UK and around the world.

About the role:

This is a varied entry level fundraising role that will provide support to the director of development, head of philanthropy and wider team and Oriel campaign group. This is a hybrid role of administration and discrete project management which will offer lots of variety.

In this busy role you will have the opportunity to work with a range of stakeholders including senior members of the team and supporters. You will contribute to a range of fundraising projects including donor communications, stewardship and the charity’s small trust mailing programme. You will also assist with the delivery of events.

About you:

We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter with an interest in philanthropy. You will have excellent organisational skills and experience working to deadlines and prioritising work. You will enjoy working on a range of creative projects.

You will be a confident communicator able to engage supporters and stakeholders at all levels. You will have excellent writing skills and strong attention to detail.

Your ability to work as part of a busy, deadline focused team and be pro-active will be key to your success in this role.

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Funding manager: £35,540 - £42,120

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  • Location: London, City Road EC1 with hybrid working pattern
  • Salary: £35,540 to £42,120 pro rata
  • Hours: Full-time (with potential to consider part-time)
  • Closing Date: Rolling

Are you a funding manager looking to expand your experience further across a broad range of grant-making programmes?

Moorfields Eye Charity are the main grant-making and fundraising charity for Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation and its academic partner University College of London (in particular the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology). The grant-making programmes support innovation in eye health and have an emphasis on building capacity and developing the careers of researchers and clinicians. Moorfields also investing in pioneering research including a fully digital 3D printed prosthetic eye and harnessing artificial intelligence for eye health.

About the role:

You will join a friendly and supportive grants and research team and help to ensure the charity has robust grant making mechanisms to determine the best use of charitable funding together with monitoring and evaluating funded projects and programmes.

You will be involved in the management of the diverse and growing charity portfolio of research and non-research grants, grant-making programmes and manage the delivery of the scientific advisory panel meetings. You will also support the development of a growing number of charity partnerships.

This is a highly collaborative role and will require you to work closely with Moorfield’s Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UCL and external stakeholders including the AMRC (Association of Medical Research Charities).

About you:

We are looking for a funding manager with an established track record, ideally in a health or medical research charity. You will have a qualification in a biomedical sciences/​health subject or research experience in an academic or clinical setting.

You will have experience of the delivery of grant-making programmes, engaging with and supporting grant applicants, providing expert advice on remit and eligibility. You will have used grant management systems and have experience developing/​analysing reports for grant-making activities and showcasing the impact of funding.

You will be an excellent communicator, able to build confident working relationships at all levels. An ability to network and liaise with scientific, clinical and research communities will be key to your success in this role.

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Funding operations manager: £39,439 - £46,401

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  • Location: London, City Road EC1 with hybrid working pattern
  • Salary: £39,439 to £46,401 pro rata
  • Contact type: Fixed term (18 months)
  • Hours: Full-time (with potential to consider part-time)
  • Closing Date: Rolling

About the role:

The newly created funding operations manager role is an exciting opportunity for a confident and experienced grants manager to lead the charity’s most strategic IT project to procure the charity’s first grants management system.

Working across the team you will lead on the scoping and procurement stages for the project and help to deliver its implementation plan. Harnessing your grant management experience, understanding of grants data, impact monitoring and reporting you will streamline the grant management processes, enhance the reporting and supporting the efficient delivery of their increasing grant-making activities.

This will be a varied role and will require you to be agile and work strategically. You will need to work collaboratively and establish effective working relationships across the teams the charity and with Moorfield’s Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL including their research and finance offices.

About you:

We are looking for an individual with experience of grant management with an established track record ideally in a health or medical research charity. You may have a qualification in a biomedical sciences/​health subject or research experience in an academic or clinical setting.

You will be interested in the operational side of grants management, have a good understanding of business processes and will have project management experience. You will have experience in using grant management systems and experience of reporting, analysing and monitoring grant programme data from various sources.

You will be an excellent communicator with an aptitude to influence and lead others in a confident and positive manner. Your ability to think creatively, plan, problem solve and implement decisions in an evolving and fast-paced environment will be key to your success in this role.

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Philanthropy manager: £46,678 - £54,917

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  • Location: London, City Road EC1 with hybrid working pattern
  • Salary: £46,678 to £54,917 pro rata
  • Hours: Full-time (with potential to consider part-time)
  • Closing Date: Rolling

Are you a senior relationship fundraiser with a passion for healthcare?

You will play an important part in building philanthropy at Moorfields Eye Charity to help meet the aims of our ambitious five year business plan for growth, including securing philanthropic income for Oriel – our £100m joint fundraising campaign with UCL. Your work will also support world-leading eye research, and education along with patient care, to provide life-changing eye health for millions of people in the UK and around the world.

About the role:

This is a varied, highly collaborative and strategically focused role that will require you to work independently and confidently, developing important relationships with key colleagues, and senior stakeholders across the charity, hospital and UCL.

You will manage a mixed portfolio of individual, trust and foundation and corporate prospects capable of making significant gifts at the five, six and seven figure level to secure philanthropic support for the campaign and other funding priorities. You will devise effective cultivation and solicitation strategies.

You will be critical to the successful delivery of this campaign and to the charity’s wider and exciting growth ambitions and create a step change in the role of philanthropy across the partnership.

About you:

You will be a confident, self-starter with significant relationship fundraising experience or commercial experience where you can demonstrate managing major funding relationships at the five, six and seven figure level. We are open to sector background.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to build strong relationships and influence and lead others. You will be able to quickly absorb complex information and effectively communicate it to a non-academic audience.

We are looking for a strategic candidate who can think creatively, plan, problem solve and implement decisions in a fast paced and evolving environment.

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Philanthropy officer: £29,927 - £35,794

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  • Location: London, City Road EC1 with hybrid working pattern
  • Salary: £29,927 to £35,794 pro rata
  • Hours: Full-time (with potential to consider part-time)
  • Closing Date: Rolling

Are you a fundraiser with a passion for healthcare?

You will play an important part in building philanthropy at Moorfields Eye Charity to help meet the aims of our ambitious five-year business plan for growth, including securing philanthropic income for Oriel – our £100m joint fundraising campaign with UCL. Your work will also support world-leading eye research, and education along with patient care, to provide life-changing eye health for millions of people in the UK and around the world.

About the role:

Your work managing a portfolio of prospects capable of making major gifts (£10k- £50k) will help us deliver our strategy. You will also create bespoke cultivation and solicitation plans that utilise medical staff, researchers, volunteers and senior leadership of Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL.

By developing materials to support the campaign and preparing proposals for individual prospects you will help develop our donor relationships. You will also ensure that gift pledges are fulfilled on schedule and prepare progress reports for donors.

This is a role that will require you to build strong relationships with consultants and researchers to gather information on health-related projects as well as gain their involvement in the identification, cultivation and stewardship of major donors.

About you:

You will be a confident, self-starter with relationship fundraising experience or commercial experience, where you can demonstrate managing major funding relationships.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to build strong relationships and influence and lead others. You will be able to quickly absorb complex information and effectively communicate it to a non-academic audience.

Your ability to deliver excellent levels of supporter care and engage donors with Moorfields projects will be key to your success in this role.

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Prospect research assistant: £20,792 - £24,462

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  • Location: London, City Road EC1 with hybrid working pattern
  • Salary: £20,792 to £24,462 pro rata
  • Hours: 15 hours per week (flexible)
  • Closing Date: Rolling

Are you a curious and pro-active and looking for a role in prospect research?

You will play an important part in building philanthropy at Moorfields Eye Charity to help meet the aims of our ambitious five year business plan for growth, including securing philanthropic income for Oriel – our £100m joint fundraising campaign with UCL.. Your work will also support world-leading eye research, and education along with patient care, to provide life-changing eye health for millions of people in the UK and around the world.

About the role:

You will join a growing team and contribute to increasing the size and quality of the charity’s prospect pipeline (individuals, trusts and foundations and corporates) by undertaking high quality and insightful research. You will play an important part in building philanthropy and securing income.

You will support the delivery of the prospect research strategy. You will also provide valuable support that will feed into improved systems and processes, enabling the team to pursue efficient ways of working.

About you:

You will be curious self-starter with an interest in philanthropy. Your experience may come from an academic research role or a similar role where you have researched philanthropic opportunities in a fundraising environment.

You will be a confident communicator with the ability to absorb and utilise a high volume of information and provide insight that supports the philanthropy team.

Your ability to work collaboratively and undertake thorough research that identifies philanthropic opportunities, will be key to your success in this role.

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Prospect research officer: £29,792 - £34,332

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  • Location: London, City Road EC1 with hybrid working pattern
  • Salary: £29,792 to £34,332 pro rata
  • Hours: Full-time (with potential to consider part-time)
  • Closing Date: Rolling

Are you curious and pro-active and looking for a role in prospect research?

You will play an important part in building philanthropy at Moorfields Eye Charity to help meet the aims of our ambitious five-year business plan for growth, including securing philanthropic income for Oriel – our £100m joint fundraising campaign with UCL. Your work will also support world-leading eye research, and education along with patient care, to provide life-changing eye health for millions of people in the UK and around the world.

About the role:

You will join a growing team and contribute to increasing the size and quality of the charity’s prospect pipeline (individuals, trusts and foundations and corporates) by undertaking high quality and insightful research. You will play an important part in building philanthropy and securing income.

You will work with the prospect research manager to develop and review the strategy in response to changing requirements and environments to help the team to focus on the best prospecting opportunities, with a focus on five, six and seven figure gifts. You will participate in regular pipeline review meetings to identify gaps in individual portfolios to lend research support to fundraisers to progress activity in prospect pools.

About you:

We are looking for a someone with an understanding of the principles of philanthropy, fundraising practices, donor motivations and wealth indicators. Your experience may come from the charity, education or corporate sectors.

You will have experience of conducting structured background research preferably on high-net worth individuals, company directors and/​or family trusts and foundation boards with the ability to gather information from the public domain in line with data protection best practice.

You will be an excellent communicator. Your ability to be proactive, show focus and commitment and be a team player will be key to your success in this role.

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Volunteer officer: £27,108 - £31,892

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  • Location: London, City Road EC1 with hybrid working pattern
  • Salary: £27,108 to £31,892 pro rata
  • Hours: 22.5 hours per week (flexible)
  • Closing Date: Rolling

Are you looking for the opportunity to lead and develop a volunteer programme?

In 2021 Moorfields Charity launched a charity engagement volunteer programme. The volunteers primarily work from the charity hub in the City Road site and are there to be advocates for the charity’s fundraising and grant making activities. This is still a new programme and a great opportunity for the right person to bring their knowledge of volunteer management to really shape and grow it.

About the role:

This is a varied role that will require you to lead on all aspects of the charity engagement volunteer programme. This will include the recruitment, on-boarding and management of the volunteers. You will be supported by a fundraising assistant.

You will develop, deliver and grow the volunteer programme to promote the work of the charity to visitors to City Road and other Moorfields’ sites, raising the visibility of the charity and securing new contacts and supporters. You will also be responsible for maintaining a rota of charity staff and volunteers to run the charity hub in City Road.

About you:

This is a fantastic part-time opportunity for a confident, pro-active self-starter who enjoys working with volunteers and understands the value they bring to an organisation. You will be motivated by growing and shaping this new programme.

Your experience may come from working in a charity or a marketing/​membership organisation. You will have the ability to bring people together, engage them with the charity’s mission and empower them to contribute to the programme.

You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to write engaging copy for different audience across varied communications channels.

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