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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 brain tumours. Our mission is to build a network of experts in sustainable research at seven dedicated Centres of Excellence.

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.

Digital Marketing Manager - Web & SEO (Full time)

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to apply their significant website and SEO skills to an innovative and ambitious charity. As Website and SEO manager, you will drive the performance of the website, SEO and email marketing channels, in line with our objectives.

They will be a leading voice within the digital team, with knowledge and experience that will drive our digital transformation, as we evolve and capitalise on digital opportunities such as website, SEO and email channels.

They will have proven experience of maximising web and SEO performance, with a strong awareness of email marketing. They will have led and motivated a high performing team. They will have strong analytical and insight capabilities and be adept at identifying and progressing the highest value opportunities for the lowest resource.

They will be an excellent communicator and the ability to work sensitively and diplomatically with others, both internally and externally, is essential.

Brain Tumour Research is an exciting, innovative, and ambitious charity. We are passionate about finding a cure for brain tumours through the establishment of dedicated Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence around the UK.

Website and SEO Manager
Location: Office based
(currently remote working in line with govt. guidelines)

Salary: Up to C. £35k per annum
Full Time: 35 hours per week.

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

  • Lead the website strategy, working alongside internal and external teams, to continually identify technical, functional, and performance-led website improvements.
  • Oversee the day-to-day upkeep of the website including creating and amending website pages and resolving issues and bugs.
  • Own website integrations across a range of systems including our CRM system. Ensure new website features are project managed and launched effectively.
  • Manage the website tracking capture strategy ensuring tracking is comprehensive and accurate.
  • Drive growth in organic rankings, traffic, and subsequent conversions on the website by leading and implementing the SEO strategy.
  • Work effectively with internal and external teams, such as PR, content, external SEO support to ensure SEO workflows are effectively implemented.
  • Lead SEO collaboration with our paid search agency for a joined-up approach to search that maximises the search results page.
  • Oversee the email marketing strategy, delivering improvements in email performance by increasing key engagement and conversion metrics.
  • Produce reports that deliver insights for growth across the digital marketing function. Empower and upskill the team in delivering analysis and insights for their channels.
  • Identify and implement cost-effective tools that support performance gains across our website, SEO, and email.
  • Dedicate time for self-learning to maintain awareness and knowledge of latest developments and trends in website, SEO, and email.
  • Assist the Marketing team with any other tasks as determined by Director of Marketing and Communications

Closing date:  Sunday 15th August

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: crispin@braintumourresearch.org

Read the full job description here

No agencies, please.

Community Fundraiser, based in London– Full time

Job Purpose:

This is an exciting time for Brain Tumour Research, and you will join us to support the delivery of our 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.

You will come to us ready to hit the ground running with insight into how local fundraising works, with good office skills. Your ability to work proactively and as part of a remote team is important to us to ensure that we grow the budget we need.

Reports to:

Community Development Manager

Direct Reports:

None

Location: Home Based 
Salary: Up to £30k (including London weighting) 
Full Time – Permanent

Requisite Skills and Experience:

  • Proactive mindset.
  • Ability to identify and maximise opportunities.
  • Outstanding organisation skills.
  • A good communicator, including an excellent standard of written and spoken English.
  • Experience of fundraising, donor management and stewardship
  • Experience working with a database / CRM.
  • Experience of working with MS Office, especially Word and Excel
  • Flexible in your approach to work, embracing change and development and able to work occasional evenings and weekends when necessary.
  • Be prepared to converse sensitively and empathetically with members of the public who may be going through current or recent traumatic experiences
  • Access to a car and a full driving license would be useful for this role.

Main duties:

  • Manage, and continuously develop and improve your region by running online donation reports, accurately coding income and account managing supporters as directed by the Community Development Manager.
  • Ensure supporters, volunteers and fundraising groups have access to relevant fundraising advice, guidance and accurate signposting, whilst promoting best practice in fundraising.
  • Be a point of contact for teams within the neuro hospitals within your area in order to organise regular information stands taking place on brain tumour clinic days, and to book in visits from the Community Development Manager as appropriate.
  • Research and contact RAGs, mayoral offices and other candidate organisations across the area with a view to securing charity of the year opportunities.
  • Be available to undertake one-off projects for other colleagues across Brain Tumour Research as agreed by your line manager.
  • Comply with Brain Tumour Research’s internal policies as appropriate.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Community Development Managers, National Fundraising Events Manager, the Director of Fundraising and Supporter Care and members of the management team
  • Ensure that all relevant charity and other legislation is complied with.
  • Deputise for colleagues as necessary to deliver an exceptional supporter experience.
  • Ideally have knowledge and competence with social media to maximise reach and engagement.

Closing Date:  Sunday 8th August 2021

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: charlie.allsebrook@braintumourresearch.org

Community Fundraiser, based in West Midlands– Full time

Job Purpose:

This is an exciting time for Brain Tumour Research, and you will join us to support the delivery of our 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.

You will come to us ready to hit the ground running with insight into how local fundraising works, with good office skills. Your ability to work proactively and as part of a remote team is important to us to ensure that we grow the budget we need.

Reports to:

Community Development Manager

Direct Reports:

None

Location: Home Based 
Salary: Up to £27.5k
Full Time – Permanent

Requisite Skills and Experience:

  • Proactive mindset.
  • Ability to identify and maximise opportunities.
  • Outstanding organisation skills.
  • A good communicator, including an excellent standard of written and spoken English.
  • Experience of fundraising, donor management and stewardship
  • Experience working with a database / CRM.
  • Experience of working with MS Office, especially Word and Excel
  • Flexible in your approach to work, embracing change and development and able to work occasional evenings and weekends when necessary.
  • Be prepared to converse sensitively and empathetically with members of the public who may be going through current or recent traumatic experiences
  • Access to a car and full driving license are essential for this role.

Main duties:

  • Manage, and continuously develop and improve your region by running online donation reports, accurately coding income and account managing supporters as directed by the Community Development Manager.
  • Ensure supporters, volunteers and fundraising groups have access to relevant fundraising advice, guidance and accurate signposting, whilst promoting best practice in fundraising.
  • Be a point of contact for teams within the neuro hospitals within your area in order to organise regular information stands taking place on brain tumour clinic days, and to book in visits from the Community Development Manager as appropriate.
  • Research and contact RAGs, mayoral offices and other candidate organisations across the area with a view to securing charity of the year opportunities.
  • Be available to undertake one-off projects for other colleagues across Brain Tumour Research as agreed by your line manager.
  • Comply with Brain Tumour Research’s internal policies as appropriate.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Community Development Managers, National Fundraising Events Manager, the Director of Fundraising and Supporter Care and members of the management team
  • Ensure that all relevant charity and other legislation is complied with.
  • Deputise for colleagues as necessary to deliver an exceptional supporter experience.
  • Ideally have knowledge and competence with social media to maximise reach and engagement.

Closing Date:  Sunday 8th August 2021

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: melanie.tiley@braintumourresearch.org

Community Fundraiser, based in Manchester– Full time

Job Purpose:

This is an exciting time for Brain Tumour Research, and you will join us to support the delivery of our 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.

You will come to us ready to hit the ground running with insight into how local fundraising works, with good office skills. Your ability to work proactively and as part of a remote team is important to us to ensure that we grow the budget we need.

Reports to:

Community Development Manager

Direct Reports:

None

Location: Home Based 
Salary: Up to £27.5k
Full Time – Permanent

Requisite Skills and Experience:

  • Proactive mindset.
  • Ability to identify and maximise opportunities.
  • Outstanding organisation skills.
  • A good communicator, including an excellent standard of written and spoken English.
  • Experience of fundraising, donor management and stewardship
  • Experience working with a database / CRM.
  • Experience of working with MS Office, especially Word and Excel
  • Flexible in your approach to work, embracing change and development and able to work occasional evenings and weekends when necessary.
  • Be prepared to converse sensitively and empathetically with members of the public who may be going through current or recent traumatic experiences
  • Access to a car and full driving license are essential for this role.

Main duties:

  • Manage, and continuously develop and improve your region by running online donation reports, accurately coding income and account managing supporters as directed by the Community Development Manager.
  • Ensure supporters, volunteers and fundraising groups have access to relevant fundraising advice, guidance and accurate signposting, whilst promoting best practice in fundraising.
  • Be a point of contact for teams within the neuro hospitals within your area in order to organise regular information stands taking place on brain tumour clinic days, and to book in visits from the Community Development Manager as appropriate.
  • Research and contact RAGs, mayoral offices and other candidate organisations across the area with a view to securing charity of the year opportunities.
  • Be available to undertake one-off projects for other colleagues across Brain Tumour Research as agreed by your line manager.
  • Comply with Brain Tumour Research’s internal policies as appropriate.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Community Development Managers, National Fundraising Events Manager, the Director of Fundraising and Supporter Care and members of the management team
  • Ensure that all relevant charity and other legislation is complied with.
  • Deputise for colleagues as necessary to deliver an exceptional supporter experience.
  • Ideally have knowledge and competence with social media to maximise reach and engagement.

Closing Date:  Sunday 8th August 2021

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: matthew.price@braintumourresearch.org  

Community Fundraiser, based in Newcastle– Full time

Job Purpose:

This is an exciting time for Brain Tumour Research, and you will join us to support the delivery of our 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.

You will come to us ready to hit the ground running with insight into how local fundraising works, with good office skills. Your ability to work proactively and as part of a remote team is important to us to ensure that we grow the budget we need.

Reports to:

Community Development Manager

Direct Reports:

None

Location: Home Based 
Salary: Up to £27.5k
Full Time – Permanent

Requisite Skills and Experience:

  • Proactive mindset.
  • Ability to identify and maximise opportunities.
  • Outstanding organisation skills.
  • A good communicator, including an excellent standard of written and spoken English.
  • Experience of fundraising, donor management and stewardship
  • Experience working with a database / CRM.
  • Experience of working with MS Office, especially Word and Excel
  • Flexible in your approach to work, embracing change and development and able to work occasional evenings and weekends when necessary.
  • Be prepared to converse sensitively and empathetically with members of the public who may be going through current or recent traumatic experiences
  • Access to a car and full driving license are essential for this role.

Main duties:

  • Manage, and continuously develop and improve your region by running online donation reports, accurately coding income and account managing supporters as directed by the Community Development Manager.
  • Ensure supporters, volunteers and fundraising groups have access to relevant fundraising advice, guidance and accurate signposting, whilst promoting best practice in fundraising.
  • Be a point of contact for teams within the neuro hospitals within your area in order to organise regular information stands taking place on brain tumour clinic days, and to book in visits from the Community Development Manager as appropriate.
  • Research and contact RAGs, mayoral offices and other candidate organisations across the area with a view to securing charity of the year opportunities.
  • Be available to undertake one-off projects for other colleagues across Brain Tumour Research as agreed by your line manager.
  • Comply with Brain Tumour Research’s internal policies as appropriate.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Community Development Managers, National Fundraising Events Manager, the Director of Fundraising and Supporter Care and members of the management team
  • Ensure that all relevant charity and other legislation is complied with.
  • Deputise for colleagues as necessary to deliver an exceptional supporter experience.
  • Ideally have knowledge and competence with social media to maximise reach and engagement.

Closing Date:  Sunday 8th August 2021

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: joe.woollcott@braintumourresearch.org

PR Officer – Full time

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with PR skills and a proven track record in securing media coverage to join an innovative and ambitious charity. As PR Officer, you will help ensure the charity is the leading brain tumour voice in the media.

Putting patients and their families at the heart of your work, you will drive awareness and help Brain Tumour Research acquire new supporters. You will also build loyalty with our supporters and their families, helping them to share their stories in the media and on the charity’s own channels.

Having responsibility for a specific region, you will work to ensure people in that region are increasingly aware of the charity and its activities.

Brain Tumour Research is an exciting, innovative, and ambitious charity. We are passionate about finding a cure for brain tumours through the establishment of dedicated Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence across the UK.

PR Officer

Location: Office based (currently remote working in line with govt. guidelines)

Salary: Up to £30k per annum
Full Time: 35 hours per week, based at Head Office in Milton Keynes

Reporting to the PR Manager you will:

  • Raise the profile of Brain Tumour Research and strengthen the reputation of the charity through print, broadcast and online media, both nationally and regionally, in order to fuel the exponential growth of the charity
  • Achieve individual targets and contribute to team targets agreed with the PR Manager
  • Write and pitch stories in an engaging and concise way, promoting our key messaging and core campaigns
  • Work closely with the Community Fundraising team in your region in order to strengthen existing relationships, develop new ones, and maximise fundraising opportunities
  • Work closely with the Digital Marketing team to maximise reach opportunities
  • Build communities through working with regional as well as national media so that Brain Tumour Research is top of mind when someone in a community is diagnosed with a brain tumour
  • Respond to incoming media inquiries
  • Track PR coverage
  • Support and promote awareness and fundraising activities
  • Write and proof-read press releases and case studies and, where appropriate, maximise coverage of each
  • Conduct case study interviews and produce compelling human-interest stories and feature articles
  • Ensure that central administration systems in place at Brain Tumour Research are complied with and that all information relating to contacts are correctly entered onto Brain Tumour Research’s database
  • Ensure that all relevant charity and other legislation is complied with
  • Comply with Brain Tumour Research’s internal policies as appropriate
  • Assist the PR & Communications team with any other tasks as determined by the Head of PR and Communications

Closing date: Sunday 31st July

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: Emily.slater@braintumourresearch.org

Read the full job description here

No agencies, please.

Digital Engagement Assistant – Full time

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who wants to develop their skills within the world of digital and social media. As one of two Digital Engagement Assistants, you will work with cutting edge Facebook fundraising principles and technology, interacting with our supporters through our digital channels, primarily on Facebook and supporting systems, as you help drive new and exciting campaigns for the charity.

With a positive attitude and a desire to make a difference, you will deliver a fantastic experience to our supporters through a variety of digital interactions.

We’re looking for someone with a strong interest in social media and digital marketing. Along with excellent written skills, an eye for detail and the ability to present themselves authentically online. Crucially, you should also have a high level of empathy for the cause.

Through this work, you will learn skills that can help you develop your career within the charity.

Brain Tumour Research is an exciting, innovative, and ambitious charity. We are passionate about finding a cure for brain tumours through the establishment of dedicated Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence around the UK.

Digital Engagement Assistant
Location: Remote based 
(with occasional office working)

Salary: £16,500 per annum
Full Time: 35 hours per week. Including evenings and weekends rota.

Reporting to the Digital Marketing Manager, you will:

  • Increase interactions on our social media, primarily within the Facebook Group, building buzz and excitement, igniting conversations, responding to questions, creating and posting social content, and managing admin elements that are required, in a timely fashion.
  • Work collaboratively with the Digital Engagement team to ensure combined time is spent on the highest value areas
  • Support other Facebook challenge fundraiser processes, including online messaging through our Facebook fundraiser system, to help maximise donations. Liaise with our CRM and fulfilment team where required.
  • Monitor and respond accordingly to Facebook inbox messages, following a set of processes.
  • Jointly manage the campaign email inbox and other related communications, responding to specific queries relating to the campaign whilst ensuring a fantastic supporter experience
  • Report back on any issues and opportunities, including identifying ideas for new content to maximise the success of a campaign.
  • Build knowledge of how the charity operates with a view to identifying opportunities to hand over to community fundraising, PR and other teams, that drive action and support wider charities objectives.

Closing date: Sunday 18th July

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: rachael.white@braintumourresearch.org

Read the full job description here

No agencies, please.

Facebook Challenge Coordinator – Full time

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who wants to make a difference in one of the most innovative and exciting areas of digital marketing. As Facebook Challenge Coordinator, you will drive income through cutting edge Facebook fundraising principles and technology.

You will coordinate other team members in driving numerous campaigns and activities throughout the year, ensuring our supporters on Facebook primarily receive a great experience and ambitious income targets are met.

With a positive attitude and a desire to make a difference, you will see campaigns through from inception to evaluation and continuously identify ways to test, learn and improve.

We’re looking for someone who is highly organised, with a strong background in social media, ideally with fundraising and line management experience. Excellent written skills and an eye for detail is also important. Crucially, they should also have a high level of empathy for the cause.

Brain Tumour Research is an exciting, innovative, and ambitious charity. We are passionate about finding a cure for brain tumours through the establishment of dedicated Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence around the UK.

Facebook Challenge Coordinator
Location: Office based
(currently remote working in line with govt. guidelines)

Salary: Up to £22k per annum
Full Time: 35 hours per week. Potential for some evening and weekend hours.

Reporting to the Digital Marketing Manager, you will:

  • Manage and drive the performance of Facebook fundraiser challenge events, ensuring all campaigns are delivered effectively and income targets are met.
  • Give advice and make recommendations on wider digital marketing fundraising activities and support, with the help of your team, as necessary. 
  • Lead and motivate a high performing, innovative team in driving a fantastic supporter experience while meeting financial objectives.
  • Monitor, evaluate and report performance and insights to ensure learnings are applied and performance improves over time
  • Increase performance of other Facebook fundraisers, most notably, Birthday Fundraisers, through test and learn activities.
  • Continually identify ways to innovate digital fundraising and in particular Facebook fundraising.
  • Take ownership of the entire digital journey for Facebook fundraisers, including maximising our 3rd party Facebook fundraiser system and liaising with our CRM and fulfilment teams where required.
  • Ensure supporter queries, through Facebook and email, relating to the campaign are managed appropriately, following a set of processes
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders around the charity and gain knowledge of how the charity operates with a view to identifying opportunities to hand over to the Community Fundraising, PR and other teams, that drive action and support wider charities objectives

Closing date: Sunday 18th July

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: rachael.white@braintumourresearch.org

Read the full job description here

No agencies, please.

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