Health/medical charity | London and WFH options | Up to £36,000

Contact Sarah: 07538 576710 sarah@quarterfive.co.uk LinkedIn

About the charity/role

It’s a hugely exciting time to be joining the philanthropy team of this leading first aid charity as they look to expand the team with the support and guidance of a new CEO and Director of Finance and an engaged and dynamic SMT and Trustee Board.

This is a new role, helping to drive a renewed energy in philanthropic giving as well as supporting the major donor team, made up a Head of Philanthropy & Special Events, Team Assistant and Events Officer).

The prospect researcher will support all high value giving across trusts and corporate bodies. Already this calendar year, the team has raised £400,000. With a large event just completed, there is a huge scope to search for new and lapsed donor networks.

The successful candidate will play a key role in driving high value giving and helping the major donor team establish itself as a key income stream. You will be instrumental in supporting the Head of Philanthropy & Special Events and other SMT members to drive a strategic engagement plan. You will embed a best practice approach, as well as GDPR compliant systems and processes, to identify opportunities to allow high value giving to smash their ambitious targets.

Your planning and insight will contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation’s approach to prospect research and management, ultimately contributing to the growth of HNW giving and the exposure of the charity to high value audiences.

Job specification

The Prospect Research Manager will:

  • find the most appropriate HNWI and bodies to support this charity’s work
  • follow current fundraising trends and innovations
  • hit the ground running with a great network and by refining prospect lists
  • use developed databases as well as building and designing new systems, especially for donor referrals, to grow income significantly
  • deal with key internal stakeholders, both junior and senior.
Person specification

The right candidate is:

  • an experienced prospect researcher, able to get to work on seeking out the best networks as soon as they begin in the role, OR, a prospect researcher looking to take the next step in their career by developing new, innovative approaches and systems
  • an analytical thinker, able to easily analyse data and draft reports for senior staff to help guide philanthropic strategy
  • a proactive and confident team player – whilst this role sits in the major donor team, there will be a significant amount of collaborative working across high value giving and the wider fundraising team. A key part of this role will be to upskill your fundraising colleagues, leaving you free to concentrate on more complex, high value prospects and due diligence.

Deadline for applications is Friday 25 October. Interviews are likely to be held 30/31 October, with the successful candidate beginning their role asap.


Contact Sarah: 07538 576710 sarah@quarterfive.co.uk LinkedIn

To apply for this role, please send a CV that, where possible, specifies your fundraising achievements. If your experience is a good fit, we will send you a job description and arrange a briefing call or meeting that will provide you with all the information required to formally apply. QuarterFive aims to proactively support your job search, so we may also consider your details for other job vacancies to enable us to find a position that is most suitable for you.

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