Research Grants Officer

The Brain Tumour Charity
12 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Who are we?   We are a rapidly growing charity seeking to accelerate change for those affected by brain tumours, which kill more children and adults under 40 in the UK than any other cancer. Our five-year strategy is ambitious and sets out plans to double survival from brain tumours and halve the harm they cause to quality of life.   Our exciting job role! With a degree in a life sciences or medical discipline and an awareness of grant making processes (from the perspective of a funding organisation), 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. This role is full time - 37.5 hours and will be based in our Farnborough office, with some out‑of‑hours working.   What we'd like from you:   It's simple - all you need to succeed in this role is talent, ambition and energy. You must completely embrace our values, offer a great cultural fit, inspire us every day and deliver amazing results in a fast paced environment.   According to the job description you should also have an enthusiasm and passion for the work of The Brain Tumour Charity with a strong understanding of medical research and its funding. You will be highly organised, with excellent communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal), a keen eye for detail and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. We also welcome applications from brain tumour relevant researchers, looking for a new direction.   What we'd like to give you:   - Salary c.£26,000 (dependent on experience) - 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (we also close at Christmas in return for you volunteering 3 charity days per year) – pro rata for part-time contracts - Generous pension contribution* - Life assurance cover* - Employee Assistance Programme - Loads of other great benefits, plus an amazing culture to work in, a great team and lots of fun (and cake!)   How to apply to join our amazing team:   Please apply online attaching your CV and a supporting statement explaining why you want the role, what you would bring to the team and how your skillset and experience will enable us to make a real impact for those affected by brain tumours.   More about us:   Don’t forget to check out our short video (you can find it on our You Tube channel) to find out more about our culture and what it is like to work at The Brain Tumour Charity.     Did you know we have won a variety of awards for our HeadSmart campaign including the NHS Innovation Award, Third Sector Excellence Awards and Charity Times Awards and have been ranked a top global organisation by renowned management consultants McKinsey?     We reserve the right to close the advert early in the event of receiving a sufficient number of applications and may extend the advert if we don't find our perfect team mate!   *subject to qualifying criteria-1