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It is estimated that 21 million people in the UK live with allergic disease. But there remains a huge gap in healthcare services for those affected by this disease of the immune system. Our mission is to raise the profile of allergy at all levels, with a vision for everyone affected by allergy to receive the best possible care and support.

Our dedicated free Helpline is there for people who need our help and support. Our free Factsheets provide information that is often badly needed to explain the symptoms and triggers that people with allergy are dealing with every day of their lives.

We are the leading national patient charity for people living with all types of allergy. We work with government, professional bodies, Healthcare Professionals and corporates towards our vision and to help improve the lives of the millions of people with allergic disease.

From time to time we look for people to join our team at Allergy UK as we continue to develop the services we provide for people living with allergy. 

Please find current vacancies below:

Business Development Officer

The Role

The organisation is looking to recruit a Business Development Officer to work within its busy Endorsements team, at their office in Sidcup, Kent.  This is a unique role and training will be given. 

The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual and have experience in developing and managing new business and existing client relationships effectively, having an enthusiastic, pro-active and self-motivated approach.

The Business Development Officer primarily develops new leads and account manages existing clients within a team that is responsible for the charity’s endorsement programs. The income generated through these programs enables the charity, British Allergy Foundation, to provide services for those affected by allergy, education of healthcare professionals and the general public.

Key responsibilities will be:

  • To liaise with the manager in implementation of the business plan that will lead to increased income and clients for the endorsement program.
  • To be involved with the generation of income from our endorsement scheme by assisting in the expansion of the scheme for new and existing endorsements.
  • To liaise with new and existing clients regarding the endorsement of products that relate to allergy.
  • To identify potential new clients to the endorsement scheme and develop them into clients.
  • To assist with the management of existing client relationships and potential new business.
  • To encourage existing client relationships in further involvement with the charity across other income generating service areas.
  • To prioritise and respond effectively, developing new enquiries into endorsement holders.
  • To maintain accurate and up to date relevant electronic files and database.
  • In the absence of the team administrator, undertake relevant administration duties to ensure the department operates effectively.
  • Liaise with all relevant parties on issues that arise and communicate such issues to the Head of Endorsements.
  • Work on other projects as and when required according to business need and work as part of the Allergy UK team.
  • Research potential new business markets.
  • Identify and escalate any issues which could impact or improve the quality of customer service we provide.


  • Subject to six month probationary period.
  • Allergy education/training provided.
  • 35 hour week; Monday – Friday, 9-5 (1 hour for lunch). 

Career benefits:

  • Competitive salary £27,000.00
  • Excellent annual leave allowance: 28 days per annum (additional to bank holidays).
  • Pension scheme

For the full job description please download.

To apply, please contact expressing your interest in this role.

Microbiologist - Product Testing

The Role

Allergy UK is looking for a microbiologist with scientific expertise in validating test data on products that may be efficient at reducing allergens from the indoor environment. This is a contract position for eight hours per week.

You will be reviewing test data provided by a third party testing facility and writing a report to advise whether the results of that test data are valid, or otherwise, against our relevant testing protocols.

You will have a Master’s degree in microbiology, knowledge of testing procedures and how to assess product performance and thresholds, preferably including understanding reduction of allergens and other aspects required, knowledge of laboratory good working practice (ISO 17025 standards) and containment of hazardous substances, knowledge of how to appraise protocols for testing the range of products in the endorsement programme, and the ability to design and write test protocols to international standards, e.g. IEC, AHAM.

For the full job description please download

To apply, please contact expressing your interest in this role.