Jobs and Volunteering

The Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) has a clear and defined vision to fund and support non-animal biomedical research across a wide range of disciplines to advance scientific knowledge for the benefit of human health. The DHT research programme does not simply fund biomedical research projects without the use animals but actively advances non-animal approaches to ensure that the most human relevant results are obtained. We have made enormous progress over the last 40 years, however there is still much to do to meet our objectives.

The DHT Team

Our team is composed of highly knowledgeable, experienced and professional individuals motivated to help us deliver our key aims and to drive our organisation forward. We recruit highly talented individuals who align to our vision and values and are willing to go that extra mile. Our team share a number of attributes irrespective of role, which include: great team working ability, self-motivation, target and delivery focus, pride in delivering high quality work and of course respect and consideration to both humans and animals alike.


Have you got some time to spare? Would you like to feel a real sense of achievement, learn new skills and further the work of the Dr Hadwen Trust? If you do, we would like to hear from you whether you are old, young, male or female!

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a very special way of helping us and can be extremely rewarding. Volunteering for the DHT will allow you to gain new skills and experiences, be part of a team, meet inspiring people and help in our pro-active work to save lives, both human and animal. You will make a difference.

Do I need any special skills?

No. Anyone can volunteer. We welcome those with a variety of skills, experience or backgrounds and any amount of time you can give either in our shop or office will be appreciated, even if it is only a couple of hours a week.

To find out what you can do, please see get involved.


Current vacancies

Fundraising Development Officer, Hitchin

Salary range £24,000-£26,000 pro rata.  Annual leave 30 days plus bank holidays (pro rata).

Job-share. Part-time (up to 17 hours per week). Exact hours negotiable.

The Dr Hadwen Trust is seeking to recruit an experienced fundraiser in a part-time, job-share position.  The successful candidate will have experience of developing relationships with supporters and maximizing target-driven income from challenge and fundraising events

The ideal candidate will be innovative and resourceful, able to handle a demanding workload and have a passion for non-animal medical research. You will need the confidence to promote the Dr Hadwen Trust, work with our existing fundraising partners, and drive the development of new partnerships as well as creating new fundraising events.  You will have excellent presentation, influencing and communication skills.  There will be occasional weekend working throughout the year, when you will be representing the Dr Hadwen Trust at external events.   

The Dr Hadwen Trust currently employs a dedicated, friendly team of 11 staff across its Hitchin office and charity shop, and we are looking for a new team member who will enjoy working in a collegiate environment.

Key requirements: Fundraising experience.

Role description 

To apply:  Submit a covering letter (explaining why you are suitable for the post) and a CV to Applications received without a detailed covering letter will not be short listed. If you have not received by 10th March, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Closing date: Friday 4th March 2016.

Interviews: Thursday 17th March 2016.



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