Join the team

Want to be a part of a dynamic and evolving team where you can make a difference? Join us at the forefront of the battle to defeat brain tumours.

As a result of our ambitious five-year strategy to double survival from brain tumours and halve the harm they cause to quality of life, we have a range of new and exciting roles on offer at The Brain Tumour Charity.

Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40 in the UK. We are the UK's largest dedicated brain tumour charity, committed to fighting brain tumours on all fronts. We're looking for talented individuals to join our pioneering, passionate and growing team as we seek to accelerate change for those affected.

Located in Farnborough, just half-an-hour outside of London by train, our dedicated team spend their days funding pioneering research, raising awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and providing support and information for those affected. With over 11,200 people receiving the devastating diagnosis of a brain tumour each year, and over 5,000 losing their lives to this disease, we need to act fast to guarantee change.

If you have the passion, drive and determination to help us step forward in the battle to defeat brain tumours, then we'd love to hear from you.

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Our team

Here at the Brain Tumour Charity, our diverse team come from all walks of life. From doctors, marketing specialists and corporate professionals to those who have been personally affected by the loss of a loved one from a brain tumour, we are united in our battle to defeat this devastating disease.

We are a pioneering, passionate, collaborative and smart team. Along the way, we face many tough challenges but fun is always on the agenda. A positive team environment is a productive and successful one.

Here's what some of our team have to say about working at The Brain Tumour Charity:

“I'm responsible for processing donations to The Brain Tumour Charity. I really enjoy reading all the letters we receive, our supporters and fundraisers are so inspiring. No matter how big or small a donation I'm processing, there is a personal story behind each one. I enjoy being part of an exciting and passionate team who are reaching for the same goal; to defeat brain tumours."

Ayesha Regula, Fundraising Officer

“My day to day to role here means that I provide support and information to anyone affected by a brain tumour diagnosis. I love the feeling of helping people individually with their journey, as difficult as that can be. Working here has also given me the chance to get involved in lots of different things. Helping at The Twilight Walks with hundreds of volunteers and walkers is a highlight of my year. It has opened my eyes to the fantastic work that is being done throughout the organisation and the bravery of our beneficiaries".

Cameron Miller, Information & Support Services Manager

"I originally joined The Brain Tumour Charity to develop the HR function, this was my first venture into the charity sector and was an exciting, enlightening and incredibly rewarding experience. I was however, lured by the corporate world and left the Charity after two years to explore an opportunity to develop my HR career. It didn't take me long to recognise that the corporate environment didn't offer anywhere near the job satisfaction and sense of fulfilment professionally and personally that somewhere as unique and innovative as The Brain Tumour Charity provided me with. I've now returned to the Charity in a different role as Support Development Advisor as this is a place where your talent, potential and transferable skills are valued and recognised and has led to a fantastic new opportunity for me which I'm relishing. I am absolutely delighted to have been welcomed back into this amazing Charity where it is possible to make a difference every day."

Eve Kelleher, Support Development Advisor

Current vacancies

If you think this is right for you, please find the roles we are currently recruiting for below.

Individual Giving Manager

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14
Salary: circa £35,000 pa (dependent on experience)

In this role you will be instrumental in developing and delivering an individual giving strategy and leading on the stewardship of individual givers. This is a relatively new income stream for The Brain Tumour Charity, so there is everything to play for.

You will have experience of identifying individual giving opportunities, and implementing a range of communications and donor journey’s using all channels to increase engagement, loyalty and life time value.

You will need:

  • Record of achievement in developing and delivering individual giving strategies with another charity
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising principles and practice - in particular in relation to individual giving methods and campaigns
  • Excellent knowledge of digital techniques to drive individual giving and stewardship
  • Knowledge of budgets and cost-effective fundraising

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Community Fundraiser (South West England)

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14
Salary: circa £24,000 - £26,000 pa (dependent on experience)

As the Community Fundraiser for the South West England region (Devon/Cornwall/Somerset/Dorset/Wiltshire), you will support the delivery of our strategic plans and objectives by generating and growing our income through community fundraising activities, raising awareness, engaging people with our work and recruiting and supporting the fundraising of individuals, Supporter Groups, other fundraising groups and small businesses to help build and sustain our supporter base.

You will need:

  • Record of achievement as a fundraiser in a community, corporate or events team with another charity
  • Ability to work as a part of small, flexible team and contribute to group and individual targets
  • Proven ability to work remotely
  • Excellent, confident and persuasive communicator with people at all levels (written, oral including public speaking and presentations)

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Head of Fundraising (Trusts and Companies)

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14
Salary: circa £50,000 pa (dependent on experience)

Sustainable fundraising is critical to enabling us to achieve our goals. Your focus will be on developing Corporate and Trusts income (£1.3m) working closely with the Head of Fundraising for Major Gifts and Partnerships and Head of Community Fundraising.

Initially, you will also have responsibility for our Events portfolio (£2.1m) as a one year maternity cover. This will give you a varied and challenging range of income streams and exposure across the organisation.

You will need:

  • Significant experience of delivering and increasing income across a variety of income streams
  • A track record of successfully motivating, leading and developing high performing multi- disciplinary teams, including setting clearly defined objectives and managing performance
  • Proven experience of working with a range of people, remotely or face-to-face, ability to understand their needs and deliver service in an efficient and empathetic manner
  • Experience managing external service providers

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Brain Tumour Databank Information Analyst

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14
Salary: circa £26,000 pa (dependent on experience)

The Charity has a strategic objective to build a brain tumour databank known as BRIAN (Brain tumouR Information and Analysis Network) to allow those affected by a brain tumour to upload real-time information about their diagnosis, the treatment they receive and the impact it has on both their tumour and quality of life.

Working alongside the Project Manager and Product Manager, the Information Analyst acts as an enabler to ensure BRIAN delivers as per the initial project plan and subsequent operational processes and procedures.

You will need:

  • Understand the importance of clear and concise documentation and version document management
  • Experience in taking large scale tasks and making them appropriate for implementation within The Charity
  • Excellent relationship management skills and ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels of seniority and influence
  • Awareness of Information Governance ; GDPR; Health Research Authority (HRA) Research Ethics and Data Application from NHS Digital/Public Health England

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Challenge Events Officer

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14
Salary: circa £24,000 - £26,000 pa (dependent on experience)

As part of the Fundraising team, you will be responsible for planning, developing, marketing and implementing various events, focusing on runs and challenges as well as our flagship events, The Twilight Walk series. Success will be measured primarily by achieving income targets within the planned expenditure, but also number of participants, publicity generated, receipt of positive feedback, and the retention of supporters and conversion onto other events or fundraising initiatives.

You will need:

  • A record of achievement as Events Assistant or Events Officer with another charity, or in the corporate sector, of at least two years
  • Experience of developing and delivering event plans with income targets
  • To have the ability to work as a part of team and contribute to group and individual targets
  • To be an excellent and persuasive communicator with ability to influence people at all levels (written, oral including public speaking and presentations)

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Research Grants Officer

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14
Salary: circa £26,000 pa (dependent on experience)

As part of the Research Team you will help to ensure that The Charity effectively delivers our Research Strategy: A Cure Can't Wait and our grant programme.

You will assist with the grant funding and peer review process and help further the delivery of our Research Strategy.

You will need:

  • Proven experience of working with databases and spreadsheets
  • Awareness of grant making processes
  • Excellent eye for detail and ability to work accurately, with minimal supervision
  • Excellent time management skills, being able to deliver to strict deadlines

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Senior Policy Advisor

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14
Salary: circa £27,000 pa (dependent on experience)

The Charity's Policy & Public Affairs activities are driving forwards at an ever expanding pace and our Senior Policy Adivsor will play a key role in this. The team is responsible for The Charity's policy engagement and campaigns programme helping to improve life today and ensure equal access to treatment and care throughout the UK. This role will advise on how we highlight the brain tumour community's journey to key decision makers and influence them to bring about meaningful change.

You will need:

  • Minimum of three years' experience in a similar policy/public affairs role with a proven track record of success
  • Detailed knowledge of the UK political landscape
  • Experience of identifying and maintaining high level relationships within the healthcare sector
  • Experience and knowledge of policies affecting the health sector

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