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Research Development Manager

The Brain Tumour Charity
Closing date
23 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Who are we?

Recently named one of the Third Sector's 'Best Charities to Work For', we are committed to moving further, faster to accelerate change for everyone affected by a brain tumour.Brain tumours kill more children and adults under 40 in the UK than any other cancer. We know that a cure can't wait. By recruiting a team that 'can', we can and will find one sooner.

Our exciting job role!

We're looking for someone with a strong biological research background and a PhD who wants to use their skills to encourage and inspire leading experts, scientists and academic clinicians to support The Charity's ambitious strategic goals. You'll raise awareness of The Charity, its funding and service opportunities among the academic and clinical communities and represent The Charity at scientific meetings and conferences in the UK and internationally.

By identifying and critically evaluating potential drug discovery opportunities for development, and presenting them to the Senior Leadership Team, you'll be sure to feel great pride in helping turn promising science into benefits for patients.

This role is full time - 37.5 hours, with some out of hours working. While contracted to our office in Fleet, Hampshire, our team supports a blend of office and home working provided you have adequate broadband and IT capability, with an average of 2-3 days in the office each week

Key accountabilities

Promote The Charity, its research strategy and funding opportunities to the academic and clinical communities
Represent The Charity at scientific meetings and conferences in the UK and internationally
Maintain up to date knowledge of The Charity's funded portfolio and the results derived from that research
Pro-actively promote the commercialisation of results of Charity funded research through close working relationships with university commercialisation services
Present recommendations on opportunities to fund/support ventures, outside grant rounds, to the Chief Scientific Officer and The Charity's Senior Leadership Team
Build relationships with external organisations to provide opportunities for collaborative working
Respond to enquiries about The Charity's funded research and funding opportunities
Understand the needs of the research community and communicate these back to The Charity to ensure the development of appropriate funding mechanisms

All of this will enable you to play your part to ensure that the money raised is invested in high quality research with the best potential for delivering benefit to those who are affected by a brain tumour.

What we'd like from you:

A thorough knowledge and understanding of the national and international research landscape, which will enable you to critically evaluate opportunities and provide diligence support to inform strategic decisions.

We need you to be brilliant at building relationships, interacting credibly with scientists and clinicians, whilst also having the ability to describe complex scientific concepts in accessible terms.

It's simple - we're looking for the people who 'can'. We want the talented, the energetic and the ambitious. We need the inspired and the inspirational - the people who completely embrace our values, offer a great cultural fit and who are determined to make real and lasting change for our community.

If this is for you, we'd love to hear from you!

What we'd like to give you:

You'll be joining a pioneering, passionate, collaborative and smart team of individuals connected by a passion to make a real difference. 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. We'll also give you:

- Benchmarked salary c.£46,000 (dependent on level)

- 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

- Generous pension contribution*

- Life assurance cover*

- Employee Assistance Programme

- Opportunities to volunteer at our internal events and activities and work with our amazing community

- Plus a brilliant culture to work in, a great team and lots of fun (and cake!)

*subject to qualifying criteria

How to apply to join our amazing team:

Please apply by clicking the green 'apply for this job' button above, 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.

The Brain Tumour Charity particularly encourages applications from minority ethnic groups and underrepresented communities.

Advert close date: 13 July 2022

First interview date and location: 18 July over Zoom

Second interview date and location: TBC at our office in Fleet

Please note, early applications are encouraged and interviews will commence before the closing date if and when suitable candidates are identified.

More about us:

Visit our website careers pages to find out more about our culture and what it's like to be part of our amazing team.You should also check out our YouTube channel too.

Did you know that we were ranked 11th Best Charity to Work For 2020 by Third Sector? Oh yes, and crowned Third Sector's Charity of the Year in 2018? Not to mention we have won a variety of other awards and have been ranked a top global organisation by renowned management consultants McKinsey! While we're not boasting, we are particularly proud that our HeadSmart campaign scooped the NHS Innovation Award, a Third Sector Excellence Award, and a Charity Times Award and we've also won Best Charity Partnership Award (well, maybe we're boasting a little bit!).

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