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.

How to apply

Please send your CV to Kate at Charity People. If your application is successful, we’ll be in touch with further details and to arrange a phone or video call. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as interviews are happening on a rolling basis. We wish you all the best in your application.

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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)

Benefits: Excellent package including 27 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata)

Reports to: Director of grants and research