Staff members of Moorfields Eye Charity posing for a group photo. They are all wearing Moorfields Eye Charity branded jumpers.

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.

Current vacancies

Development assistant: £23,358 to £27,251

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  • Salary: £23,358 to £27,251 p/​a
  • Location: City Road London EC1V 2PD
  • Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Benefits: Excellent package including 27 days annual leave + bank holidays

About the role

This role is an exciting opportunity for a confident self-starter to join a supportive and growing team and contribute to the delivery and growth of a successful fundraising programme. The role will provide administrative support to the director of development, head of philanthropy and wider team. 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 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 strong administrative and organisational skills including diary management, room booking, record keeping, minute taking and data entry and experience working to deadlines and prioritising work.

You will enjoy working on a range of creative projects. Your ability to work as part of a busy, deadline-focused team and be proactive will be key to your success in this role.

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.

How to apply

For more information and to view the job description for this role please visit Charity People’s website:

To apply please send your CV and supporting statement to Jen D’Souza at Charity People at Jen@charitypeople.co.uk.

Trustee and chair of the fundraising committee

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Moorfields Eye Charity is looking for someone with experience of fundraising and fundraising governance, whether as an executive or non-executive, to join the board of trustees and chair the fundraising committee.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience guiding fundraising strategy and implementation in the nonprofit or public sector, enabling them to effectively advise Moorfields Eye Charity as it embarks on a new 5-year fundraising strategy.

Candidates will not be expected to contribute directly in fundraising, but will instead be able to use their prior exposure to this area to guide on strategy and implementation and to ensure that it is governed correctly.

The role:

The board currently comprises 11 trustees under the leadership of chair, Mervyn Walker, who will be concluding his term later this year. The majority of trustees are independent, but Moorfields appoint a minority.

The trustees:

  • Ensure that the charity pursues its objectives as defined in its articles and uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives
  • Contribute actively to the board of trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the charity, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against those objectives
  • Ensure the financial stability of the charity, making sure that robust systems are in place for internal financial control and the protection of the charity’s funds and assets
  • Safeguard the good name and values of the charity and wherever possible play a strong ambassadorial role, helping to raise the profile of the charity and to promote charitable giving for the benefit of the organisation, both with regards to Oriel and generally
  • Act in the best interests of the charity, beneficiaries and future beneficiaries at all times and avoid any personal conflict of interest