Are you looking for the opportunity to join a growing and supportive grant-making team?

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 are 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 support the entire grant management life cycle, both pre and post award, of a very diverse and growing grant portfolio. There are a number of grant-making programmes, which you will be central in helping to deliver.

You will be the primary point of contact for applicants and other stakeholders throughout the grant management process, ensuring they are managed in a professional and timely manner. This would include communicating feedback to applicants on funding proposals following decision making. With the funding manager you will deliver drop-in advice sessions and assist with development of content that advertises funding opportunities and showcases the impact of the charity’s funding.

About you

We are looking for an individual who is interested in developing or expanding their career in grants management within a growing grant-making charity. You will have a qualification in a biomedical sciences/health subject.

You will also have research experience in an academic or clinical setting and an understanding of research funding processes in a grant-making charity.

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.




Application closing date

13:00 Tuesday 5th July 2022

First stage interviews

12th - 15th July

How to apply

Please send your application to The closing date for applications is 13.00 (GMT) on Tuesday 5 July 2022. Interviews are expected to be held, ideally in person, between 12-15 July.

Your application should include your CV and a supporting statement (of no more than 2 pages) which addresses the following points:

  • how your experience applies to the role
  • why this role specifically appeals to you
  • why you want to be part of the team at Moorfields Eye Charity

If you think you could do the role, but don’t have all the desirable experience, we would still welcome an application from you.

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Location: London, City Road EC1 with hybrid working pattern

Salary: £31,470 to £37,024

Hours: Full-time

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

Reports to: Funding manager

Closing Date: 13:00 Tuesday 5th July 2022