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.


Current Vacancies

Team Administrator, Hitchin

Salary range £14,596-£16,421 pro rata 

Part-time (up to 20 hours per week), Monday – Friday, 12 noon - 4 pm.

The post-holder will be required to work four Saturdays per year in order to provide administrative support for board meetings. 

The post holder will provide administrative support to the Dr Hadwen Trust’s finance, science and fundraising teams and the Senior Management Team.  Duties include the management of meetings, minute-taking, making travel and accommodation arrangements and taking responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the office including reception cover and preparing mailings and materials for despatch to fundraisers and supporters.

Key requirements: Office administration experience. Minute taking experience.

Role description

To apply send a detailed covering letter, explaining how you fulfil the person specification and education and professional attainments/skills as detailed in the job description to Janet Wheatley J.wheatley@drhadwentrust.org.  We are unable to consider candidates who do not meet the selection criteria or who do not provide a covering letter. 

Closing date: Tuesday 30th June 2015. 

Short-listed candidates will be notified by 5pm 3rd July.  We regret we are unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.  Previous applicants need not apply.

 


 

Young trustee vacancy

Unremunerated (expenses paid) 
Meetings are held in Hitchin, Hertfordshire

The Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) is the UK’s leading non-animal medical research charity.  The DHT funds an extensive portfolio of scientific research projects within the UK that focus on replacing the use of animals used in medical research.  Income to fund DHT research is generated almost exclusively by donations and legacies. The board is looking for two new trustees who are aged between 18-25 years and are aligned to the ethos of the DHT.  Candidates who would enjoy the opportunity to contribute their enthusiasm and knowledge, and who feel they could bring a new dimension to our board are encouraged to apply. 

Trustees help to provide the robust and dynamic governance that is needed to ensure the DHT remains on mission and achieves its ambitions to grow the charity. The current board of trustees is particularly keen to ensure the views of those aged between 18-25 years are represented.

In this role, and along with the board of trustees and Senior Management Team, you will help inspire, set and maintain the charity’s vision, mission and values, as well as developing the strategy, and ensuring compliance and accountability for finance, legal and governmental obligations. Previous experience in a trustee role is not necessary as a full induction will be provided.

Taking on the role of a trustee of the DHT is a significant undertaking.  The board meets at least 4 times per year on Saturdays in March, June, September and December and an appropriate time commitment will be required over the course of the year for the preparative work required in between meetings.

We would like to hear from confident, enthusiastic individuals with a particular interest in communications/social media, animal welfare, biomedical science/research or education.

Term
Two years with the possibility of extension by decision of the trustees.

How to apply
Download the Young Trustee Applicants Pack. Application is by way of an application form and covering letter addressed to Kit Byatt, Chair of Trustees, c/o Kay Miller at the email address below.

Please contact Dr Kay Miller, Group Head of Operations for an informal discussion:

T: 01462 436819. E: k.miller@drhadwentrust.org 

Closing date: 31st July 2015. Interviews will be held on 5th September 2015.


 

Volunteering

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 get involved.


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