Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes
Circa £70,000
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

This is an exciting time to join Brain Tumour Research as we capitalise on the growth of the charity during the pandemic and plan to invite applications for further dedicated Centres of Excellence to bring us closer to the cure that this underfunded and devastating disease area so desperately longs for.

Brain Tumour Research is strengthening the leadership team with the introduction of a Director of Research, Policy, and Innovation, to drive forward our manifesto for change: building capacity, accelerating treatments, and increasing the national investment in brain tumour research. We wish to recruit an experienced, energetic, professional, hard-working, and hands-on individual to join our busy team and lead the development and implementation of the research and policy strategies including the establishment of further Centres with a call planned in Summer 2022.

The Director of Research, Policy and Innovation will look to significantly improve outcomes for patients within the next five to ten years, with the aim of ultimately finding a cure by:

  • Building on, developing, and implementing the research strategy of Brain Tumour Research including ensuring delivery of centre programmes of research and communicating research information to our supporters and other stakeholders in an audience appropriate way.
  • Taking an influential and leading role in making the UK a World Leader in neuro-oncology research and drug development, increasing the national investment in brain tumour research, working with our collaborators, the government, policy makers and larger cancer charities as well as the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, to accelerate bringing new treatments to market.

Building on the success we have had with establishing four centres and our campaigning work we are looking for someone with proven experience that will take the charity to the next level.

Help us fund the fight. Together we will find a cure.

Reports To: Chief Executive 
Location: Head Office, Milton Keynes MK5 6LB 
Salary: c £70,000 
Line Management: Head of Stakeholder Relations. In the medium term it is expected that the team will expand to include Research Communications, Research Management and Public Affairs personnel

Key relationships: 
Internal: All levels within the organisation, across all functions and in particular working with the Director of Fundraising & Supporter Care to drive income growth, the Director of Marketing and Communications to develop and implement our research communication strategy and the Director of Finance and Operations to plan and manage our grant awards.
External: Research Centres, Researchers, Clinicians, Trust and Foundations, Corporates, Donors and other Supporters, Media, Celebrities, Parliamentarians, Government and Other charities

Closing Date: Sunday 14th November  
Early applications are encouraged, interviews will commence before the closing date if suitable candidates are identified.


Please click the apply button to be directed to our website where you can complete your application for this position.

No agencies, please.

Posted on: 25 October 2021
Closed date: 15 November 2021
Job ref: 158991_BT
Tags: Policy/Research, Business Development