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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:

Read the full job description here

No agencies, please.

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