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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

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)

Joining us at an exciting time, you will be instrumental in developing and delivering an individual giving strategy and leading on the stewardship of individual givers.

You will have experience of managing an individual marketing programme across both donor acquisition and development. With the ability to identify individual giving opportunities, you will develop and implement 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 or within a commercial environment with a similar output
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising principles and practice – in particular in relation to individual giving methods and campaigns – or the ability to demonstrate they can learn quickly
  • Excellent knowledge of digital techniques to drive individual giving and stewardship – or the use of these techniques in another similar customer focussed environment
  • Knowledge of budgets and cost-effective fundraising

Apply here

Gifts in Wills and In-Memory Manager (Gifts - Fundraising)

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

We are looking for an ambitious Gifts in Wills and In-Memory Manager to join our team at an exciting time following the launch of our landmark Gifts in Wills campaign. This role gives considerable opportunity to enable sustainable funding for The Brain Tumour Charity and you will work closely with both the Fundraising and Marketing and Communications teams. Gift in Will activity represents a substantial part of planned giving and sustainable income for The Brain Tumour Charity.

We're looking for a fast-moving manager who can combine creative thinking with an acute eye for detail. You must be a starter-finisher who is self-motivated, a strategic thinker and have a passion for the cause. To be successful in the role, you will need to listen and interpret donor needs and work collaboratively with the Marketing and Communications Team to develop engaging digital strategies and one-to-one engagement opportunities

You will need:

  • 3 years in a results-orientated fundraising environment
  • 3 years of strategy development, with evidenced results
  • Advanced knowledge of data-driven strategies to enhance in-mem giving and the longer-term integration with Gifts in Wills.
  • Substantial experience in supporter relations for bereaved/distressed families in a fundraising environment

Apply here

Research Engagement Manager

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

Two of the key objectives of The Brain Tumour Charity's five year strategy are the research strategy, A Cure Can't Wait, and uniting the community. This operational role has been developed to progress these objectives within the research team. The post holder will oversee engagement of the academic and clinical research community ensuring that:

  • The perspective of people affected by a brain tumour is well represented
  • The services and ethos of The Charity is presented externally
  • Awareness of The Charity, its funding opportunities and its services grows in communities such as research clinicians, academics, health-related organisations and other charities

You will need:

  • Post-graduate research qualification in medical or biological science
  • Proven experience of developing professional relationships
  • Knowledge of the national and international research landscape (preferably related to cancer research)
  • Ability to network with a wide range of people and groups

Apply here

CRM Database Officer

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14
Salary: circa £25,000 pa (dependent on experience)

The CRM Database Officer will support the Charity's IT and CRM system in order to maintain high standards for effectiveness and efficiency. This will include being the first-line support for users' CRM requests and working closely with third-party suppliers, including our IT support service.

You will need:

  • Self-reliant and confident IT user with very strong computer literacy, particularly in Microsoft Office applications (PC and Mac platforms)
  • Understanding of relational databases and data
  • Experience of using a CRM system as an administrator
  • Experience of developing and using reporting / querying / analytical tools and software

Apply here

Community Fundraiser - North East

Location: Home-based, covering postcodes: NE, SR, DH, TS, DL, BD, HG, YO, LS, HX, HD, WF and HU
Salary: circa £26,000 pa (dependent on experience)

As the Community Fundraiser for the North East of England region, 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, Support Groups, other fundraising groups and small businesses to help build and sustain our supporter base.

The post holder will recruit new relationships and nurture existing ones with individual fundraisers, supporter groups, small businesses and other fundraising groups. They will do this through community fundraising activities and by developing and delivering initiatives such as Big Bandana Bake and The Twilight Walk.

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 a flexible team and contribute to group and individual targets
  • Proven ability to work remotely
  • Proven experience of working to and delivering targets

Apply here

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Our culture

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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.