We are the charity leading the fight against arthritis. In fact, we are the biggest funder of research into the cause, treatment and cure of all forms of arthritis in the UK.

We’re working to take the pain away for people living with all forms of the disease, and to help them remain active, doing the things they love.

We need your help to change lives.

Whether you want to host a Great British Garden Party or take part in an event, whether you want to volunteer for us or tell us your story - together we're helping to change the lives of millions of people with arthritis and funding research that benefits us all.

Work for us

Arthritis Research UK is the charity leading the fight against arthritis. In fact, we are the biggest funder of research into the cause, treatment and cure of all forms of arthritis in the UK.

More than one in six people are affected by arthritis, it is the biggest cause of pain and disability in the UK.
We’re working to take the pain away for people living with all forms of the disease, and to help them remain active, doing the things they love.

As an organisation we create the knowledge to change the lives of people with arthritis, from funding research, to educating health care professionals and providing information to people with arthritis and their carers.

Our aim is to fund pioneering, high quality research that will develop the best treatment for and prevention of arthritis in the world.

We receive no government funding, but rely on the generosity and commitment of our supporters to continue funding this world class research.  

Current Vacancies:

Regional:

Regional Legacy Fundraiser - Home Based,  Midlands 
Closing date: Noon Friday, 25 April 2014 

In our Chesterfield office:

Head of Research Operations
Closing date: Sunday, 27 April 2014

Facilities Manager
Closing date: Monday, 28 April 2014

In our London office:

Direct Marketing Executive
Closing date: Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Corporate Fundraising Manager
Closing date: Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Head of Major Supporters
Closing date: Thursday, 24 April 2014

Legacy & Tribute Giving Officer
Closing date: Noon Friday, 25 April 2014

Flexible, in our Chesterfield or London office:

Head of Communications
Closing date: Sunday, 27 April 2014

In our Charity Shops:

Pop Up Shop Manager and Relief Manager, Heanor
Closing date: Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Assistant Manager in Hyde
Closing date: Sunday, 27 April 2014

We will shortly be recruiting for retail vacancies in the following locations:

  • Norton Canes, Cannock Staffs
  • Hull, Humberside

We are an equal opportunities employer

Our achievements so far...

Since Arthritis Research UK was founded (as the Empire Rheumatism Council) in 1936, treatment of arthritis and related conditions has changed beyond recognition. Much of this is as a result of the research we’ve funded.

Fundraising standards

Arthritis Research UK is proud to be a member of the Fundraising Standards Board, and as such we are committed to the principles of honesty, accountability and transparency with regard to fundraising.

Our goals

In 2010 Arthritis Research UK identified 10 key goals which we will be aiming to achieve over the next 10 years.