The Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT)

The 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 highly desirable 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.

Grants Officer

Salary: Circa £25,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Full or Part Time: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Working hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday – Friday
Department: Science and Education
Location: Hitchin, Hertfordshire


We have an extensive research funding portfolio covering a wide range of scientific disciplines, which require a highly skilled and motivated project manager to ensure all aspects of our grants and funding programme are delivered on time and in full. Our research funding activities are likely to increase over the coming years and as such the successful candidate will need to be self-reliant with excellent time-management abilities, well organised, enthusiastic, a great team-player and communicator and with broad scientific knowledge and willingness to take full responsibility and accountability for the Trust’s entire grants programme.

The role of Grants Officer is a critical position within the Science and Education department, and for the Dr Hadwen Trust as a whole. The Grants Officer is responsible for the efficient management of our entire grants and funding programme, which is one of the major charitable objectives of the Trust.  We are currently looking for an outstanding and experienced individual to work with the Group Head of Science and Science Officer and to be an integral part of the Science team. 

This role is challenging and complex yet ultimately highly rewarding.  There will be numerous opportunities to visit our grant holders at their laboratories to discuss scientific progress and to ensure all other project related criteria (e.g. budgets and financial arrangements) continue to comply with Dr Hadwen Trust policy. Another key aspect of the Grants Officer role is to maintain excellent working relationships with our grantholders and other external stakeholders to ensure open and honest lines of communication. This role would also suit an individual who isn’t satisfied with simply performing a task (however well and proficient) but who is also constantly critiquing approaches and process and providing solutions to ensure they are as efficient and optimised as possible.

The ideal candidate for this exciting role is likely to be a life sciences graduate (preferably with post graduate laboratory experience and qualifications) and extensive experience in a similar role either in the charitable or commercial sectors. Full training will be provided and continued professional development is encouraged.

If you would like to work for a forward thinking organisation dedicated to the true replacement of animal based research, and are a highly skilled, committed and experienced grants manager  (preferably with scientific training) then we would love to hear from you.

Working with us you will benefit from a pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme, flexible working and a generous annual leave entitlement of 30 days.

To apply please email a CV and covering letter to:

Dr Brett Cochrane, Group Head of Science

Deadline for applications: Friday 25th April 2014

Grants Officer Job Description

Please assume that your application has been unsuccessful if, on this occasion, you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date.

In order to apply for this role you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

Fundraising Coordinator

Full-time, two-year fixed-term

Working hours 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Hitchin, Hertfordshire

This is a new position within the Dr Hadwen Trust and we are looking for an outstanding individual to work with the Group Head of Operations and to be an integral part of our fundraising team.  The Fundraising Coordinator will work closely with the Fundraising Development and Communications and Marketing Officers to develop our fundraising strategy, and generate new income streams from a range of individual and institutional funders in the UK.

We have ambitious fundraising targets over the next 5 years, and are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced fundraiser to help us to realise our goals.

This will be a challenging role.  The Dr Hadwen Trust is looking to raise its profile and increase the number and diversity of its supporter and donor base.  The Fundraising Coordinator will coordinate campaigns and fundraising activities at a national and regional level, and must also identify and develop relationships with key stakeholders. The ability to find and implement creative and diverse ways of increasing funds is essential for this role. Ideally with a professional fundraising qualification,  you will possess strong experience in planning and coordinating fundraising activities.

Knowledge of contemporary fundraising techniques, as well as a proven track record in securing income across at least two of the following fundraising streams is essential: corporate fundraising, individual giving, major gifts, trusts and foundations and community fundraising.

If you believe that animal replacement techniques will advance medical research, and are a passionate, committed and experienced fundraiser then we would like to hear from you.

The Dr Hadwen Trust provides a pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme, flexible working and a generous annual leave entitlement of 30 days.

To apply please email a CV and covering letter, including your salary expectations to:

Dr Kay Miller, Group Head of Operations

Deadline for applications: 17 April.  Interviews: 24 April.  

Fundraising Coordinator Job Description.



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 will be appreciated, even if it is only a couple of hours a week.

To find out what you can do, please see our ways to help.



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