Health/medical charity | London and home based | up to £41,000
About the charity/role
This national health charity gives support and care, develops technology and treatments, and campaigns for equality. With a turnover of some £40m, they support more than 250,000 people per year and run the world’s largest donor-funded research programme in the area they work.
The prospect researcher will support a major donor team of two, consisting of the Head of Partnership Fundraising and a Major Donor Manager, with the potential of a second manager joining in the future.
This team sits within the wider fundraising and communication department, made up of Trusts and Lottery, Partnerships (major donor, events and corporate), Supporter Experience, Public Fundraising and Marcomms. The overall income target of the department is c.£14m.
The Major Donor’s team’s target currently stands at c. £600,000, but within a couple of years this could increase substantially to seven figures thanks to a sector leading investment fund programme, which has the potential to raise c. £40 million.
The Prospect Research Manager will:
- play a key role in driving major donor giving, helping the team become the largest income stream at the charity
- be instrumental in supporting the Head of Partnership Funding and other SMT members.
- embed a best practice approach, as well as GDPR-compliant systems and processes, to identify opportunities that allow the Major Donor team to hit their ambitious targets
- use planning and insight to contribute to the strategic direction of the team’s approach to prospect research and management
- ultimately contribute to the growth of HNWI giving and the exposure of the charity to high value audiences.
The right candidate:
- has a hunger for finding the most appropriate HNW individuals to support their work
- has a strong understanding of current fundraising trends and innovations, such as social investment bonds
- has a great network and can hit the ground running, mapping networks, refining prospect lists and using a database to grow the income stream significantly
- is at ease dealing with key internal stakeholders, both junior and senior, as well as volunteers
- is an experienced prospect researcher, able to get to work on seeking out the best networks as soon as they begin in the role
- is an analytical thinker, able to easily analyse data and draft reports for senior staff to help guide philanthropic strategy
- is a proactive and confident team player. While the role sits in the major donor team, there will be a significant amount of collaborate working.
The role is permanent, full time or four days (pro rata, for the right candidate), with excellent WFH benefits
Deadline for applications is Friday 24 January, with interviews likely to be held w/c 27 January.