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Learning and development

With us, you can grow and develop

A cure can’t wait! That’s why we will always support your learning, growth and development to help you go further, faster. Because we know that if you can, we can too.

Committed to high-performance and creating a learning organisational culture, we want our team to be the best that they can be. That’s why we give everyone time to plan their development and growth with their line manager via regular one-to-ones / quarterly reviews and support this process with a Talent Management framework.

As soon as you join the team you’ll start working through our Charity Foundation Programme, which is a detailed on-boarding programme that covers your first 100 days at The Charity. You'll also have access to our Charity Academy, which includes a range of self-managed learning resources from Brilliant Basics to Leadership and beyond.

We subscribe to a blended approach when it comes to learning and development, which means that as well as attending internal and external face-to-face training, we also encourage attendance at free conferences and seminars, and champion self-directed learning, on-the-job learning and skills sharing. With an exceptionally talented team, we maximise our opportunity to learn from each other through matrix/project working and learning lunches.

We know that every single member of our team can make a life-changing difference and play a vital role in our vision – a world where brain tumours are defeated. And the more knowledge, experience and skills we can all gain, the quicker we can get there.

Hear from the team


Head of Services

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Eve - Head of Services

"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 where I have been supported to develop my skillset and use my talent and transferable skills in a fantastic new opportunity. This has only been possible because of how The Charity values, recognises and nurtures its team’s strengths.

I am absolutely delighted to have been welcomed back into this amazing charity where it is possible to make a difference every day."


Digital Marketing Manager

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Sally - Digital Marketing Manager

“After three years at The Charity, I decided I wanted a new challenge and the chance to use skills I’d been trained in previously.

In most organisations that would mean looking at new opportunities externally, but not here. The Charity supported me to attend external training to brush up on my old skills and to learn new ones, as well as giving me the opportunity to dedicate time to self-learning.

This support means that I’ve successfully had a great career transition to a new role which I love, whilst still being able to work somewhere that I love!”

HRZone Culture Pioneer Awards

We were delighted to have been named a Culture Pioneer by HRZone in their inaugural Culture Pioneer Awards 2020.

We're raising the benchmark

We've been recognised as Charity of the Year 2018 for our pioneering approach, innovative research solutions and, above all, our community-centred approach to everything we do.