Believe & Achieve Programme Officer

We are looking for an experienced officer to support the delivery and implementation of our Believe & Achieve programme and aid coordination of related activities

  • Role: Believe & Achieve Programme Officer (Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund) 2 year fixed term contract
  • Hours: 35 hours per week 
  • Salary: £19,000 - £21,000 per annum  
  • Location: Based at Head Office, Fern House, Bath Road, Stroud, GL5 3TJ

Believe & Achieve supports those aged 14-25 whose lives have been impacted by meningitis, either directly by having had it themselves or indirectly through a family member or close friend.

This is an exciting opportunity to support young people in overcoming barriers to success. It enables them to come together as a community to achieve their goals, in life, education and work through workshops, mentoring, coaching, counselling, social media and residential weekends.

Meningitis Now is a bold, brave and influential charity making a real difference in the UK. With our beneficiaries and supporters at the heart of everything we do, our vision is simple – a future where no lives are lost to meningitis in the UK and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives. 

To achieve this, we have to provide the support that people need, when and where they need it, and to ensure effective education of the general public, health professionals and other people who are involved in any way with meningitis or people affected by it. We also need to increase the capacity of the organisation through the effective development & management of volunteers.

For an informal chat please contact Becky Hartwell, Programme Co-ordinator directly on 01453 769049 or email

If you think you have the skills to fulfil this exciting role in the UK’s leading meningitis charity and would like more information please see the full job description. 

To apply, please complete our application form (either complete online below, or by downloading the document) and sending to

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*We are unable to accept CV’s*

Closing dates for applications: 9am on Monday 28 January 2019.

Interviews: Week commencing 4 February 2019.

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Meningitis Now is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process. The successful candidate will be required to complete regular safeguarding training and undertake a DBS check.

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