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  1. leelaplay

    leelaplay member



    Recruiter CFS Research Foundation
    Posted 13 April 2011
    Location Hertfordshire
    Function Senior Management, Management, Administration
    Sector Disability, Health & Medical, Public Services, Social Care & Welfare
    Hours Part Time
    Contract Type Permanent
    Salary 20,000

    Apply now-

    Further information



    The CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) Research Foundation is the only
    charity in the UK focussing entirely on research into the devastating
    disease usually known as ME. This illness affects 250,000 people in
    the UK including 25,000 children. Its proclaimed aim is to support
    high quality research aimed at understanding the basis of CFS/ME and
    its treatment. It funds only biomedical research.

    The Foundation is a world leader in CFS/ME research and its current
    research is bringing us ever nearer to a diagnostic test which will
    then lead us onto therapies and, hopefully, a cure. It has a
    distinguished scientific committee. There is more information on the

    The trustees now wish to appoint a highly motivated person to work
    with the Honorary Director to administer the charity, develop
    fundraising and the website, secure proposals for research, service
    its scientific committee and manage its affairs. The first task in
    conjunction with the Honorary Director will be to produce, within two
    months, a simple forward plan for the charity and to implement the
    research strategy.

    The candidate

    While there is an office in Sarratt, Rickmansworth the person is
    likely to be someone comfortable working from home and with a record
    of good organisational skills and some evidence of developing small
    charities or businesses.

    A successful candidate would liaise with the researchers to ensure
    that regular reports are produced and to encourage new proposals.

    The essential requirements

    An eagerness to bring the plight of people with this neglected
    disease to scientists, doctors and the general public
    Proven administrative skills
    Willingness to learn or gain knowledge of scientific process and
    medical terms
    Self motivated

    The desirable requirements

    An understanding of fundraising
    Excellent written communication skills
    Comfortable raising funds in part for their own fees

    The trustees have skills in accountancy, communications, fundraising
    and research to support the appointment but are looking for someone
    with the drive to design and implement a plan and the personal
    initiative to take the charity forward.

    The application process

    Applications are accepted by email only and close at 5pm on 17th May.
    These should include a CV explaining any gaps in employment history
    and a covering letter providing evidence of how you fit the essential
    requirements above please submit these by clicking the Apply Now

    Short listed candidates will be asked for interview on Tuesday 31st
    May at The Medical Society of London, W1. These candidates will have
    the opportunity to talk to Andrew Gairdner (Chairman) or Anne Faulkner
    (Honorary Director) by phone or email prior to the interview.

    The interview will last an hour and start with a 10 minute
    presentation on the issues the candidate would seek to address in
    preparing a forward plan.

    The terms and conditions

    A fee of 20,000 has been earmarked in the small unrestricted reserves
    of the charity and will be paid over 12 months against targets agreed
    between the person selected and trustees arising from the actions in
    the forward plan. Thereafter the position would be dependent on
    raising the funds.

    The trustees will give every assistance in this process and would
    expect a simple plan to be available for discussion within 4-8 weeks
    of any appointment.

    The fee will include the use of the appointees home and equipment as
    a base and office for the charity, but exclude chargeable consumables
    such as travel, phone, print etc.

    The charitys current small self-contained office in Sarratt is
    available if requested.

    Apply now-

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  2. eric_s

    eric_s Senior Member

    Switzerland/Spain (Valencia)
    This is the foundation that funded J. Kerr's work about genes. It doesn't mention it in the add, but might be worth pointing out.

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