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Just 1% of the national research spend has been allocated to this devastating disease

Work for Brain Tumour Research

Brain Tumour Research is an ambitious charity, passionate about finding a cure for brain tumours through the establishment of dedicated Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence around the UK and challenging the Government and larger cancer charities to increase the national investment for research into brain tumours to £35 million a year and bring parity with other cancers.

Our vision is to find a cure for all types of brain tumours. Our mission is to increase the UK investment in brain tumour research.

Following a year of change we are looking to grow our team in order to increase our contribution to the national investment in brain tumour research and to do more of our vital campaigning work in line with our 2025 strategy.

If you are passionate, energetic, professional and hardworking, and you think you've got what it takes to help us achieve our mission, then we would welcome your application for any suitable vacancies we have listed here. You can find out more about our philosophy and overall identity on our Vision, Mission and Values page

If we have no suitable or current vacancies, then please revisit this page soon and in the mean time register your interest here.

If you would like to volunteer to help our cause, please follow this link for more information about volunteering with Brain Tumour Research.

Please note, in addition to a competitive salary, employment benefits include a generous holiday allowance, occupational sick pay, access to private healthcare, and free parking.

Policy and Public Affairs Officer

Job Purpose:

This is an exciting time to join Brain Tumour Research as we capitalise on the growth of the charity during the pandemic and are embarking on the All-Party parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours - Pathway to a Cure Inquiry, which we are leading on in our role as secretariat.

Reporting to the newly appointed Director of Research, Policy and Innovation, the Public Affairs Officer will work with the Head of Stakeholder Relations to drive forward our manifesto for change: building capacity, accelerating treatments, and increasing the national investment in brain tumour research.

We wish to recruit an experienced, energetic, professional, hard-working, and hands-on individual to join our busy team and support the development and implementation of effective public affairs and campaigning activities, working across the team, regional Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence, member charities and activists to ensure we campaign with one voice and help drive change for brain tumour campaigners, patients and their loved ones.

Main duties:

  • Develop and deliver public affairs and campaigning plans that support Brain Tumour Research’s organisational objectives, highlight the specific needs of brain tumour patients, and work with the Head of Stakeholder Relations to promote a compelling and persuasive narrative to support our policy calls
  • Build effective relationships with MPs, their teams, government departments, colleagues, lobbyists, and policy officers at partner organisations
  • Develop and deliver public affairs plans for devolved nations, building effective relations with MSPs, AMs, MLAs and their teams
  • Support the engagement of Brain Tumour Research campaigners, working with the Head of Stakeholder Relations to convert Campaigners to Activists and organise termly ‘Get Togethers’, introducing to Community Fundraising team as appropriate

Help us fund the fight. Together we will find a cure.

Reports To: Director of Research, Policy and Innovation

Location: Head Office, Milton Keynes MK5 6LB

Salary: up to £35,000

Line Management: None

Closing Date: Closed

Early applications are encouraged, interviews will commence before the closing date if suitable candidates are identified.

Please send your CV with a covering letter, demonstrating why you are a suitable candidate, how you could add value to our organisation and detailing your current salary to: workforus@braintumourresearch.org

Read the full job description here

No agencies, please.

PR Manager

To work with the Head of PR & Communications to maintain our status as the leading brain tumour voice in the media. We put patients and bereaved families at the centre of what we do to raise awareness and acquire new supporters.

Build loyalty with our supporters and develop strong relationships with families who find great value in sharing their story, helping to raise awareness, support fundraising, and keep their loved ones’ memory alive through features in the media as well as on our website and in our own publications.

 It’s a busy and exciting role as:

  • The team is responsible for reaching 50m+ people each month through its news media content
  • Our stories are regularly featured on national TV and radio and in print, online and broadcast across the UK
  • We work with high profile supporters affected by brain tumours including Caprice, Danny Clarke, Sheila Hancock DBE, Sarah Beeny and Debbie McGee

The successful candidate will be an integral part of the team helping to drive our success further, developing and leading a strong team of PR Officers.

Contract Type: Full Time (35 hours pw) – Permanent

Salary: Up to £40,000

Location: Head Office, Milton Keynes. We offer hybrid working, employees have the flexibility to work from home up to two days a week. Attendance at key events in London and across the UK is expected as is occasional weekend and evening work.

Reports To: Head of PR & Communications

Direct Reports: Team of three PR Officers.

Closing Date: Monday 23rd May 2022

Early applications are encouraged, interviews will commence before the closing date if suitable candidates are identified.

Please send your CV with a covering letter, demonstrating why you are a suitable candidate, how you could add value to our organisation and detailing your current salary to: workforus@braintumourresearch.org

Read the full job description here

Community Fundraiser – London

Job purpose:

You will help support our mission through delivery of strategic plans and objectives, by generating and growing our income through community fundraising activities.

You will help raise awareness by engaging people with our work and by recruiting and supporting the fundraising of individuals, challenge event participants, our Fundraising Groups and Charity of the Year partnerships.

 You will help build and sustain our supporter base and provide excellent stewardship at all times.

Contract Type: Full Time – Permanent

Salary: Up to £30K (including London weighting)

Location: Home based, in London.

Reports to: Community Development Manager.

Direct reports: None.

Closing Date: Sunday 29th May 2022

Early applications are encouraged, interviews will commence before the closing date if suitable candidates are identified.

Please send your CV with a covering letter, demonstrating why you are a suitable candidate, how you could add value to our organisation and detailing your current salary to: workforus@braintumourresearch.org

Read the full job description here

Community Fundraiser – Surrey, Sussex and Kent

Job purpose:

As a Community Fundraiser you will support our mission, by delivering on our strategic plans, objectives and mission, through generating and growing our income through community fundraising activities.  

Raising awareness and engaging with people with the work Brain Tumour Research does is another key purpose of this role. This is currently achieved through the recruitment and then supporting the fundraising of individuals, challenge event participants, our Fundraising Groups and Charity of the Year partnerships.

As well as growing our supporter base, you will sustain our supporter base and provide excellent stewardship at all teams.

Brain Tumour Research holds annual challenges and events to generate income, however as well as using these opportunities to generate income for the charity, our Community Fundraisers will:

  • Own the recruitment of new prospects and all stewardship of supporters for our three key Wear A Hat Day events taking place throughout the year
  • Stewardship and management of Challenge events such as the London to Brighton bike ride taking place in September
  • Seek new opportunities to maximise fundraising across Sussex, Surrey and Kent

Contract Type: Full Time (35 hours pw) – Permanent

Salary: Circa £27.5K

Location: Home based, Sussex, Surrey or Kent. 

Reports to: Community Development Manager.

Direct reports: None.

Closing Date: Sunday 29th May 2022

Early applications are encouraged, interviews will commence before the closing date if suitable candidates are identified.

Please send your CV with a covering letter, demonstrating why you are a suitable candidate, how you could add value to our organisation and detailing your current salary to: workforus@braintumourresearch.org

Read the full job description here

Community Fundraiser – Wales

Job purpose:

As a Community Fundraiser you will support our mission, by delivering on our strategic plans, objectives and mission, through generating and growing our income through community fundraising activities.

Raising awareness and engaging with people with the work Brain Tumour Research does is another key purpose of this role. This is currently achieved through the recruitment and then supporting the fundraising of individuals, challenge event participants, our Fundraising Groups and Charity of the Year partnerships.

As well as growing our supporter base, you will sustain our supporter base and provide excellent stewardship at all teams.

Brain Tumour Research holds annual challenges and events to generate income, however as well as using these opportunities to generate income for the charity, Community Fundraiser’s will be expected to seek out, and support new opportunities.

Contract Type: Full Time (35 hours pw) – Permanent

Salary: Circa £27.5K

Location: Home based, Wales

Reports to: Community Development Manager.

Direct reports: None.

Closing Date: Sunday 29th May 2022

Early applications are encouraged, interviews will commence before the closing date if suitable candidates are identified.

Please send your CV with a covering letter, demonstrating why you are a suitable candidate, how you could add value to our organisation and detailing your current salary to: workforus@braintumourresearch.org

Read the full job description here

Head of Digital Infrastructure

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join a forward-thinking charity and help achieve our exciting growth ambitions. We are looking for a Strategic, yet hands on Head of Digital Infrastructure who will develop and deliver a digital infrastructure that will enable us to achieve our ambitious growth targets.

Brain Tumour Research is an influential, game-changing, intelligent, and focused charity embracing its fantastic supporter base across the UK. Having bucked the trend during the pandemic, Brain Tumour Research is determined to continue its growth trajectory. We are passionate about finding a cure for brain tumours through the establishment of dedicated Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence around the UK and increasing the national investment in brain tumour research.

Help us fund the fight. Together we will find a cure.

Location: Head Office, Milton Keynes. Flexible, Hybrid Working Model up to two days working from home pw.

Contract Type: Full Time – Permanent

Salary: up to £50,000

Line Management: Digital Marketing Officer – Website & SEO, Digital Marketing Executive, Junior Digital Data Analyst

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading the continued development of our website and digital channels infrastructure to support our overall growth ambitions 
  • Developing the digital roadmap and executing the digital strategy by working across the charity to maximise engagement and take-up of digital tools and services to drive growth and operating efficiencies
  • Focusing on delivering a growth strategy through data driven innovation and a test and learn culture, lead the development, operation and optimisation of our digital capability to build our supporter base, drive engagement and increase income
  • Supporting the planning and implementation of web-based marketing strategies and campaigns, establishing a best practice framework to maximise efficiency, consistency and effectiveness 

Closing Date: Sunday 29th May 2022

Early applications are encouraged, interviews will commence before the closing date if suitable candidates are identified.

Please send your CV with a covering letter, demonstrating why you are a suitable candidate, how you could add value to our organisation and detailing your current salary to:  workforus@braintumourresearch.org

Read the full job description here

No agencies, please.

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