Make an extraordinary impact as a fundraising director

Published: 07 Mar 2017 By Jennifer Jackson

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We spoke to Sarah Lindsell, CEO at The Brain Tumour Charity, for insider insight into the charity’s culture and the fundraising director role it’s recruiting for

The Brain Tumour Charity is the largest dedicated brain tumour charity globally, committed to fighting brain tumours on all fronts. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40 in the UK. The charity is currently looking for talented individuals to join its pioneering, passionate and growing team as it seeks to accelerate change for those affected.
Sarah Lindsell

Sarah Lindsell, CEO, The Brain Tumour Charity

Tell us more about The Brain Tumour Charity and what it does

We are a fast-paced, award-winning, globally focused charity that punches well above its weight. Located in Farnborough, just 30 minutes outside of London by train, our dedicated team spends its days funding pioneering research, raising awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and providing support and information for those affected. With over 10,600 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 create change.

What roles are you currently recruiting for?

We are currently looking for a hugely passionate, energetic and incredibly talented director of fundraising. This role would suit someone who is not simply seeking a job but who wants to make an extraordinary impact on lives day after day. Due to our significant growth, we are also recruiting for a head of communications, research grants officer, trusts fundraising manager and a web marketing manager and we are always open to having conversations with highly motivated, values driven, talented individuals who are inspired to join our team.

Why would someone want to work for The Brain Tumour Charity?

We are an ambitious, fast paced, results-oriented charity that allows people the freedom to work with autonomy and be themselves. We live and breathe our values. We have a talented team, lots of opportunity, an amazing culture and great coffee.

What opportunities for training and development are there?

Our strategy relies on us embedding a learning organisational culture. We love matrix working and learning from each other – so this comes easy to us. Whilst we encourage our team to take responsibility for their own learning we are currently developing a more structured approach to learning and development.

Sum up what it’s like to work for 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.

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