People’s sight matters

Our mission is to improve eye health by funding innovation in research, education and patient care to benefit Moorfields’ patients.

Welcome

Welcome to Moorfields Eye Charity’s recruitment page and thank you for your interest in our work. We believe that people’s sight matters and wish to strengthen our committed and passionate team.

We are the main fundraising and grant-making charity for Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Moorfields) and its academic partner UCL (in particular the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) two world-leading institutions. We invest in life changing eye health by funding innovative research, equipment, patient care and training – benefitting patients in the UK and around the world.

We have ambitious plans. We are putting into action a new five-year business plan that will see us grow to expand from our current commitment to raise and fund around £6m annually to become a £10m a year charity. We’re really excited about this period of growth and the impact this will enable us to have on the eye health sector. We’re delighted to be growing our team to help us achieve this ambitious goal.

In addition to our ongoing grant-making programmes, we have a phenomenal once-in-a-century opportunity to create Oriel, a new home for eye care, research and education, bringing together Moorfields and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. This new centre is expected to open in 2026-27 and will be located near St Pancras in London. Philanthropy will play a critical role in the delivery of this centre and we’re leading a fundraising campaign, in partnership with UCL, to raise £100m to support this.

I joined Moorfields Eye Charity because I am passionate about eye health and want to support the pioneering work of the world-leading partnership between Moorfields and UCL. The years ahead will be a time of exciting transformation for our charity as we play a pivotal role in creating Oriel, increase our fundraising and grant-making and deliver our ambitious strategy.

I hope that you are as excited as we are by the opportunity to play a key role in that journey and thank you for your interest in joining our team.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Robert Dufton

Robert Dufton

Chief executive

The roles

Campaign manager
Hours: Full-time (with potential to consider part-time)
Salary: £46,678 to £54,917 pro rata

Development assistant
Hours: Full-time
Salary: £23,295 to £27,406

Funding manager
Hours: Full-time (with potential to consider part-time)
Salary: £35,540 to £42,120 pro rata

Funding operations manager
Hours: Full-time (with potential to consider part-time)
Contract type: Fixed term (18 months)
Salary: £39,439 to £46,401 pro rata

Grants officer
Hours: Full-time
Salary: £31,470 to £37,024

Philanthropy manager
Hours: Full-time (with potential to consider part-time)
Salary: £46,678 to £54,917 pro rata

Philanthropy officer
Hours: Full-time (with potential to consider part-time)
Salary: £29,927 to £35,794 pro rata

Prospect research assistant
Hours: 15 hours per week (flexible)
Salary: £20,792 to £24,462 pro rata

Prospect research officer
Hours: Full-time (with potential to consider part-time)
Salary: £29,792 to £34,332 pro rata

Volunteer officer
Hours: 22.5 hours per week (flexible)
Salary: £27,108 to £31,892 pro rata

Location:
London, City Road EC1 with hybrid working pattern

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