Culture and values
With us, you can be you – the real you!
We’re committed to making things better for everyone affected by a brain tumour and to defending the most amazing part of the human body.
A ‘we can’ culture
From recent graduates to true experts in their fields, we are a pioneering, passionate, collaborative and smart team.
While we face tough challenges along the way, we nurture an inspiring, fun and positive team environment where you feel valued for being you – the real you, and where you can use your unique talents and skillset most effectively to make a productive and successful difference.
“We have sheer determination to make things work so we meet our goals, but also the flexibility to change direction if that’s what’s needed. Not many charities would be brave enough or confident enough to do that!”
Francesca, Head of Fundraising (Community Fundraising)
Our values underpin our culture, the way we do things and what we believe in.
We will always centre the needs of our community-first – ensuring that our work is meaningfully informed by those with lived, learned and practiced experience and that they are the driving force behind the decisions that we make.
We’ll encourage all voices to be heard, and we will be united in our purpose – cultivating a sense of belonging and inclusivity for everyone and creating the change that is needed, together.
We choose collaboration as a route to delivering the best outcomes. We choose to lean on each other, share openly and include intentionally – as we know that we’re stronger together.
We’ll actively seek out and support diverse perspectives and utilise expertise and knowledge wherever it exists.
We choose to operate without an ego and as part of an eco-system so everyone can join in.
We are unapologetically true to ourselves and our mission. We will be courageous and we’ll think bigger – we have to, as there is no time to waste.
We’ll be confident and relentless in challenging the status-quo, even when that means making difficult decisions.
We’re determined, focused and unstoppable.
We are creative and adopt a growth mind-set, constantly using our experience and imaginations to find smarter and more effective ways to make progress.
We’re unafraid to think differently, to find new ways to solve old problems and embrace agile principles that allow us to ‘test and learn; so we can move at pace in pursuit of our shared vision.
Opportunities worth going that extra mile for!
While we’re not based in a big city, don’t let our location put you off – we cast our net far and wide in order to recruit the very best people and our team travel in from all over. We are currently experimenting with a hybrid way of working, with many team members choosing to split their time between the office and home and we have a growing number of home-based colleagues who support our work across the UK.
Based in Fleet, a town in north east Hampshire, we’re just 40 minutes from London by train, and an easy commute from Basingstoke, Guildford, Reading, Southampton and the surrounding areas.
Our new, bright and modern office is situated in a purpose built business park, and we offer free car parking – a significant cost saving compared to a central town location. We’re only a short walk, cycle or taxi ride from Fleet mainline station,
“Living in Scotland, I work remotely most of the time, but The Charity really invests in making sure everyone stays connected. Our culture plays a huge part in making remote working so inclusive and I’m incredibly grateful to work with a truly fantastic bunch of kind and passionate people who happily hop on Zoom or pick up the phone for a wee chat to check in on how you are!”
Alice (she/her), Development Manager (Scotland)
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Watch our video to learn more about our culture and what it’s like to work for The Brain Tumour Charity.
HRZone Culture Pioneer Awards
We were delighted to have been named a Culture Pioneer by HRZone in their inaugural Culture Pioneer Awards 2020.
We are proud to have been named one of the Best Charities to Work For 2020 by Third Sector
We were delighted to be shortlisted, from thousands of nominations, for Perkbox’s Workplace Culture Awards 2019
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