​The Microbiology Society is a professional science-based membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects, and their practical uses. It is one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes, and schools.

The Microbiology Society launched its first fundraising campaign in 2021 - The Unlocking Potential Fund. We are seeking a Fundraiser to drive forward this programme to increase donations. The Unlocking Potential fundraising appeal will generate funds to underwrite a new grant, known as the Unlocking Potential Grant. It will make funds available to early and mid-career members who may require an extra level of support to help them deal with a situation that threatens to hold them back from achieving what they could.

This is an exciting opportunity to deliver a programme of work to support this activity for the Society, which will have a significant impact on its members and the important work they undertake, and you will help to create, develop and deliver activities to engage with members and encourage philanthropic giving.

The position would best suit an experienced fundraiser who can hit the ground running. You will be creative, confident and well versed in building relationships and running activities to support fundraising appeals and we look forward to hearing from you.

Please note that this role is based in London and will include occasional travel

For more information, please visit our website.

Our generous benefits package includes;

  • Flexible working hours
  • Highly competitive salaries with annual cost of living increase
  • 23 days holiday + eight bank holidays and three additional days over the Christmas break
  • 10% employer pension contribution
  • Life insurance including free (health and wellbeing) employee support services
  • Enhanced maternity pay to include 26 weeks fully paid maternity leave and 13 weeks statutory maternity pay
  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • £50 contribution towards eye care

To Apply 

To apply, please visit our website via the button below.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 9th January 2022.

It is important that you DO NOT include your Personal Information i.e. name and contact details in your CV or Cover Letter. 

This is because the Microbiology Society is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We value, promote, and seek diversity.

The Society also takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.

Please note that due to limited resources the Society can't acknowledge receipt of applications. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

“We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United Kingdom. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.”