Remarkable research for healthy ageing


Closing date: 1st September, 2020 at noon


Salary: £55,807 (incl. London allowance) with potential for performance-related progression to £62,395

Location: Our office is in central London but we are currently working remotely and we welcome proposals for flexible work patterns

In the autumn of 2020, the Dunhill Medical Trust will launch its new five-year plan: “Investing for Impact”.  It was back in the 1980s that our founder’s niece recognised that the shifting demographics would drive a need for investment in a high-quality research base to improve our understanding of the mechanisms of ageing and the delivery of innovation in the health and social care of older people.  Our charitable objects were never more relevant than they are today as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the opportunities are immense to support our academic and clinical researcher community to make real systemic change.

Today, we are an independently endowed charitable trust, distributing c.£5m pa in grant funding and plan to play our part in three broad ways:

  • investing in ideas
  • connecting research and practice and
  • fostering flourishing communities.

We now have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced research management professional to help us to shape and deliver our new strategic plan. Reporting to the Executive Director, you will be the primary point of contact for organisations seeking funding for academic and clinical research.  As such, you will have responsibility for the development and delivery of the Trust’s core services, its commitment to high quality and its support for the research community.  If you have around five years’ relevant experience, a higher degree in a subject related to our work, the “can do” attitude and restless curiosity essential to the success of a small, expert team and think you can help us, download the full job and person specification for more details.

How to apply

Apply by submitting your curriculum vitae with a covering letter of no more than two pages outlining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification to You must be able to demonstrate that you can live and work in the UK.

Closing date:  1st September , 2020 at noon

For a confidential, informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Susan Kay.




Role and person specification

The Dunhill Medical Trust
5th Floor
6 New Bridge Street
London EC4V 6AB

Telephone: 020 7403 3299