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Current vacancies

Do you share our passion, commitment and vision? Do you think you could make a difference to our work, and most importantly, to the people we exist for?

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About us

Meningitis doesn’t care about the lives it destroys.

But we do.

We are dedicated to supporting people after meningitis and fighting back against the disease that changed their lives by funding research, raising awareness and providing free specialist support. We are a national charity - employing people across the UK - and we often have opportunities for people with relevant experience to join us.

From humble roots, Meningitis Now have been leading the fight against meningitis for over 35 years and we're proud of the difference we've made. We have a proud history and know that we make a difference to the many people we exist for.

We have a clear vision of a future where no-one loses their life to meningitis and where everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives with hope and confidence. We achieve this by:

  • funding lifesaving and life-changing research
  • raising awareness of meningitis and influencing policy
  • providing support to people whose lives have been affected

We have an impressive track record and have played a role in the falling number of meningitis cases in the UK since the 1990s – a reduction largely attributable to the development and introduction of vaccines into the NHS routine immunisation schedule.

But our work is not complete. We are currently working to our strategic plan, Making a difference, every day. This builds on our history and outlines our priorities for next five years:

  1. Fight to defeat meningitis in the UK within a generation
  2. Reach out to everyone who needs help, support and information
  3. Be recognised as a Centre of Expertise for aftercare and support

We believe that these are the right priorities to help shape and guide our charity, not least for the many people who need our help and support.

If you join us, you will join a group of committed colleagues, Trustees and a wonderful community of supporters, Ambassadors, Volunteers and Patrons, as well as the people we support – a community we like to think of as the ‘Meningitis Now family’.

The benefits

We see our staff as our most treasured asset and we are committed to developing them. In return for your professionalism and integrity, you can expect our support, training, and career development. And, of course, best of all, you get to meet the most inspirational people – people whose lives have been changed forever because of meningitis.

We offer a wide range of benefits, including:

  • 30 days annual leave per annum, pro rata plus bank holidays
  • Enrolment into our employer matched pension scheme (matched up to 5%)
  • Enrolment into our employer funded Employee Assistance Programme and cashback scheme (currently through Simply Health)
  • Life Assurance Scheme (4 x annual salary)
  • Enhanced sick pay and compassionate leave
  • Hybrid Working Policy
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity pay
  • Fertility Treatment Policy
  • Long-term Service Rewards – an extra day annual leave (pro rata) for every 5 years’ service, up to a maximum of 3 days
  • Staff Suggestion Box
  • Cyclescheme
  • Free Parking
  • And more…

Please note - the Youth Engagement Officer role has had a sufficient amount of applications and is therefore now closed.

Support Services Manager

We are looking for a Support Services Manager to manage and develop our services and provide high quality support across the UK to people of all ages.

Senior Marketing & Projects Officer

We are looking for a Senior Marketing & Projects Officer to play an important part in planning, executing and managing marketing and awareness campaigns.