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 10,600 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.

Major Gifts Manager

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

We are looking for an ambitious Major Gifts Manager to join our team at an exciting time to grow our major gifts portfolio and implement an inspiring programme to secure six figure sums.

You will need:

  • 2- 3 years' experience in developing a Major Gift programme and influencing +£50k donations.
  • Understanding of the charity sector and proven track record in major gift fundraising
  • Experience of working with people affected by neurological disorders and/or people affected by brain tumours and their families
  • Excellent CRM database management and the ability to segment data, provide accurate reports and identify opportunities.

Apply here

Learning and Development Lead - Fixed Term Contract

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14
Salary: circa £40,000 pa (dependent on experience)

In this new and exciting fixed term role, you will work closely with the Head of Talent, the leadership team and a tight budget, to shape, drive and embed a learning organisational culture across The Charity.

You will need:

  • At least 5 years' experience of designing and delivering management development and soft skills training
  • Experience of designing and delivering a variety of training solutions, using blended learning solutions
  • Experience delivering learning programmes to all levels, including senior leadership teams, preferably in a fast-paced, high growth start-up environment
  • Superb communication skills – verbal, written and interpersonal
  • Knowledge of L&D best practice and a commitment to continuous self-development

This is an initial 6 month fixed term contract, with potential to be extended and/or to be retained. The role is full time, however part time hours will be considered for exceptional candidates. You will be mainly based at our Farnborough office, but some homeworking will be considered.

Apply here

PR & Media Officer

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

Under the direction of the PR and Media Manager, you will support the development and delivery of effective PR and communications strategies to raise awareness of our work with key stakeholders and the general public.

You will need:

  • Proven track record of PR and communications (minimum two years' experience)
  • Proven track record of gaining strong media coverage, responding effectively to policy issues and raising an organisation's profile through a wide range of media.
  • Exceptional copywriting skills with excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to engage effectively with people at all levels.

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Marketing Manager (Early Diagnosis)

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

High quality communications and strong marketing skills are critical to our work, enabling us to reduce diagnosis time in UK. In order to achieve this, we need a talented, experienced and innovative Marketing Manager (Campaigns) to lead and oversee the development of our early diagnosis campaign and new Adults Early Diagnosis (AED) programme.

You will need:

  • At least 3 years experience of strategic planning in a Marketing/Communications/Campaigns context
  • Experience of a similar role within the Charity/Third Sector
  • Proven track record of developing marketing and campaigns strategies and delivering these on time and within budget
  • Exceptional copywriting skills with excellent attention to detail and accuracy

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Special Events Assistant

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14
Salary: circa £18,000 pa (dependent on experience)

Our Events team are responsible for developing and delivering the Runs and Challenges, Special Events and Operational Events portfolio, as well as our flagship annual event - The Twilight Walk series. The number of events that we are supporting are growing at a rapid pace and as a result of this exciting period of growth, we need a highly talented and motivated Special Events Assistant to join our existing team.

You will need:

  • Proven record of working in a similar role, either as a volunteer or intern
  • An understanding and experience of working with relational CRM databases
  • Highly organised, confident self-starter and capable of taking initiative
  • Excellent and persuasive communicator with ability to influence people at all levels (written, oral including public speaking and presentations)

Apply here

Research Grants Manager

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14
Salary: circa £37,000 pa (dependent on experience)

In this key operational role, you will lead a team and oversee our grant programme; ensuring that, through comprehensive peer review, we only support the highest quality research, that our processes are efficient and that we continuously monitor the programme's outputs to maximise our investment.

You will need:

  • Minimum of two years' experience in research administration and one years' experience in grant making
  • Ability to manage change, work with ambiguity and to organise and prioritise a diverse and intensive workload
  • Knowledge of the national and international research landscape (preferably related to cancer research)
  • Proven experience of working with databases and spreadsheets

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Research Grants Officer

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

The Research Grants Officer will be key to helping us drive forward our Research Strategy: A Cure Can't Wait and our grant programme by assisting with the grant funding and peer review processes.

You will need:

  • A degree in a life sciences or medical discipline
  • An awareness and understanding of grant making processes (from the perspective of a funding organisation)
  • Excellent time management skills, being able to deliver to strict deadlines
  • Experience of working with databases and spreadsheets

For this role, we also welcome applications from brain tumour relevant researchers, looking for a new direction.

Apply here

Supporter Services Assistant

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14
Salary: circa £18,000 pa (dependent on experience)

Reporting to the Individual Giving Manager, this role is instrumental in ensuring a high quality experience for our donors and supporters, from handling first communications and processing income, through to ensuring that appropriate thank you letters/emails are received, along with other communications.

Working closely with the Fundraising and Finance departments, you will be responsible for the fulfilment of fundraising orders and supporting fundraisers and donors on all aspects of donations and paying-in enquiries, giving a professional, excellent and responsive service.

You will need:

  • Experience of delivering administrative support in a busy office
  • Proven experience working as part of team and able to demonstrate contribution to group and individual targets
  • Knowledge of budgets and cost-effective fundraising
  • Good grasp of fundraising principles and practice

Apply here

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