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Research Progress Communications Volunteer

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The Brain Tumour Charity

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Our challenge
Our vision is a world where brain tumours are defeated, and we believe this will only happen through great research.

One way we share the excellent global research we’re funding is with our dedicated research grant webpages. These pages are where our donors come to see the work they’re helping support, and where people with brain tumours come for hope for better treatments.

We want to have the most up-to-date progress from each grant available to our supporters.

How can you help?
We currently have a backlog of progress reports that haven’t been shared on the web pages. The challenge for us is that our researchers often submit progress reports in very scientific language that is hard for our community to digest.

By translating these progress reports into lay language you’d be making our research more accessible to the people who really want to hear about it.

We’re looking for:
Someone with a scientific understanding of the biomedical field who can write lay summaries understandable to the general public.

Someone with ongoing availability, preferably at least 3-6 months (hours flexible).

Practical considerations
In order to volunteer with us you must be 18 years or older, and your recruitment will be subject to reference checks.

You will receive a full induction to The Brain Tumour Charity and your role as well as ongoing support from our Research Communications Manager.

Because we’ll be sharing confidential scientific reports with the successful volunteer, they’ll need to complete confidentiality and/or data protection requirements as deemed necessary.

At present this would be a home-based role. In the future, the volunteer would be welcome to join us in our office in Fleet, Hampshire. Please only apply if you live in the UK.

We particularly encourage applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, including individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

Benefits for the volunteer
This role will provide great experience in writing for a general audience, an opportunity that a lot of clinical and academic researchers don’t get in their 'day jobs’.

If desired, we can credit the updates published on the website to the volunteer who authored them.

The nature of this role means the volunteer would have access to the most up-to-date progress on our grants, giving them an insight into the research we’re funding around the globe.

By helping us identify the parts of the website that need updating you’ll help us to share the most accurate research information with our community. Those people who are relying on research for hope of a cure in the future, for themselves or their loved ones.

This role will also help you understand the portfolio of the research we fund at The Brain Tumour Charity and the reason we are the largest brain tumour specific research funder, globally.

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About The Brain Tumour Charity


Hartshead House, 61-65 Victoria Road, Farnborough, Hampshire gu14 7pa, GB

Mission Statement

The Brain Tumour Charity is the world's leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally. Committed to saving and improving lives, we're moving further, faster to help every single person affected by a brain tumour. We're set on finding new treatments, offering the highest level of support and driving urgent change. And we're doing it right now. Because we understand that when you, or someone you love, is diagnosed with a brain tumour - a cure really can't wait.


Our goals

  • Double survival by 2025
  • Halve the harm that brain tumours have on quality of life by 2020
Our values

Our values underpin our culture, the way we do things and what we believe in. We are pioneering, passionate, collaborative and smart.

Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Reading / Writing
  • Research
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • preferably volunteering for at least 3-6 months (hours flexible)
  • Must live in the UK

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