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Philanthropy Prospect Researcher

Permanent, Full Time
£25,000 to £30,000 per annum
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The Philanthropy Prospect Researcher will be responsible for strategic prospect identification and developing a pipeline of potential supporters for this well renowned arts charity. They will work closely with the senior members of the Philanthropy team, playing a central role in the handling of prospect information, delivering high-quality, targeted research briefings and portfolio tracking across all levels of support.

The Charity
A well renowned and much loved arts charity.

The Role
You will play an intrinsic role in supporting the Philanthropy teams fundraising efforts across patrons, major donors and trusts & foundations, systematically focusing on the organisations extensive database and wider sector research to drive evidence-based prospect decisions and effective fundraising.

The Philanthropy Prospect Researcher will proactively produce regular insights and concise briefings for the team. The successful candidate will adopt a problem solving approach and enjoy the thrill of finding a possible match between the philanthropic focus of potential supporters with the organisations charitable aims and objectives. You will work in an organised and efficient way, with proven IT and analytical skills, as well as outstanding written and verbal communication. Experience of gathering and cross-referencing information from a wide range of sources is important and should be detailed in the application.

You will stay up-to-date with philanthropy news, regularly updating prospect profiles and highlighting any relevant updates to the team. Also you will develop a pipeline of potential supporters and regularly review these with the relevant team member.

The Candidate will have
Experience in a research function within a fundraising office.
A broad understanding of the philanthropy world and knowledge of the intricacies of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018
High competency with a database system, ideally Tessitura, and the ability to manipulate data and maximise trends and information.
Excellent communication and social skills with the ability to interact with a range of different people at meetings and events.
Experience of prospect management, through previous experience in either prospect research or major gift fundraising in the not for profit sector.
Enthusiastic team player with strong interpersonal skills and a sound knowledge of the philanthropy world.

Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you havent been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held further but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future.

We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.

Third Solutions encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Third Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.

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