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JDRF is undergoing a transformation.
We are becoming Breakthrough T1D in October.

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Careers at JDRF

Do you want to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes and improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition? Do you want to work for an organisation that has endless opportunities for personal and professional growth? If you do then come and join us at JDRF, the leading type 1 diabetes charity.

A JDRF employee talking to a person with type 1 diabetes at an exhibition stand

Current vacancies

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Senior Special Events Fundraiser (maternity cover)

Closing date: 09.07.24

Hybrid (London office & home)
35 hours per week
£36,400

JDRF's Type 1 Diabetes Discovery information events team

Our workplace culture

At JDRF, we pride ourselves on providing a great place to work and we are committed to promoting inclusivity and encourage people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities to join our team.

By working at JDRF, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with passionate and dedicated colleagues, who are committed to making a difference. Join us in our mission to improve the lives of everyone affected by type 1 diabetes and become part of a dynamic and inclusive workplace culture.

We offer a wide array of roles across research, policy, fundraising, communications, human resources, finance, operations and administration teams across the UK.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career and join a team that’s dedicated to improving the lives of everyone living with type 1 diabetes, we want to hear from you. Check out our current vacancies and apply today.

What’s it like to work at JDRF?

Here at JDRF, we’re part of the wonderful type 1 community and you’ll find a warm and supportive welcome.

You’ll be encouraged to share your ideas and we’ll work in partnership to help design a career path that’s right for you, supporting training and development via a core training programme, alongside your personalised development plan. We’ll support you in both developing your career now and for the future.

Some aspects of working at JDRF that our colleagues particularly enjoy are:

  • A friendly and professional culture
  • Truly hybrid and flexible environment
  • Opportunities to work with international colleagues
  • Opportunities to get involved across the organisation at events and with projects to gain new skills and experiences

Be part of an organisation where over 90% of staff feel proud to work for us, understand our strategic direction and the role they play within it and feel valued by their line manager.

Benefits and rewards

If you come and work with us, you can expect great benefits including:

  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Flexible working and will consider compressed hours
  • Generous annual leave entitlement – 25 days per year plus bank holidays for full-time staff with leave increasing after three and five years’ service
  • Health cash plan that allows you to claim for some treatments such as dental, optical and physiotherapy treatment
  • Season ticket and cycle loan
  • Pension scheme
  • Family-friendly policies – maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave at enhanced rates
  • Personalised training to suit your career aspirations and professional development

Further information

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Join JDRF and make a difference

Find out more about our values, which guide everything we do.

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How we process your job application

Find out more about how your CV and covering letter will be used during the recruitment process.

Learn about JDRF

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A JDRF scientist working on type 1 diabetes research in a lab

Our research

One day, we will create a world without type 1 diabetes. Until that day, your support is vital for our international research to find better treatments until we find a cure.

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Jharna in a field with her continuous glucose monitor

Our impact

With our incredible supporters, we’ve been able to advance major breakthroughs in research, transformed access to life-changing technology and expanded our reach to support more people.

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JDRF staff at an annual conference

The JDRF team

We are a national team, with many of us having lived experience of type 1 diabetes. We are based in various locations across the UK and share a dedication to finding better treatments and an eventual cure for type 1.