Prospect Research Officer

Client-Earth London a month ago

Salary:From £27,540
Contract Type:Indefinite
Hours:Full Time
Closing Date:11 February 2021
First Interview Dates:Between 24th and 26th February 2021

About the role

Can you help us to identify and research high-value individual donors, trusts, foundations, and corporate donors? We're looking for a London-based Prospect Research Officer to join our growing Development Department.

Our Development Department is responsible for raising funds to enable us to deliver our mission – using the power of the law to protect our planet. The department is formed of several fundraising strands including grants, business development, digital fundraising and philanthropy teams.

You will be supporting the department by researching and building an active pipeline of new donors across the globe. You will need to keep up-to-date with work across our programme areas and geographies to support the teams in identifying potential alignment with ClientEarth’s strategic priorities.

This newly developed role will be crucial in developing our prospecting strategy and in ensuring that prospects are being identified, qualified and managed effectively to help meet our fundraising targets.

Meet your Manager

In this role, you will be managed by Sonia Duckett, our Database Manager who is based in London. Sonia joined ClientEarth in January 2020 and has over 10 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, having worked in a number of database management roles over the years. Her most recent roles include working as the Senior Database Coordinator for Y Care International until 2020 and prior to this was Research and Insights Officer at Teach First where she led on data insight and prospect management provision for the Development Department.

Main Duties

  • Identifying and qualifying prospects by carrying out high quality prospect research using publicly available information
  • Promoting collaboration between teams by identifying cross-departmental prospecting opportunities
  • Supporting expansion into new markets by conducting discrete research projects into priority market areas
  • Producing prospect profile briefings for colleagues
  • Managing regular prospecting meetings with fundraisers
  • Maintaining accurate prospect records

See the job description (below) for a full list of duties for this role.

Role requirements

  • Experience working for a charity, NGO, private or public entity with knowledge of the following income streams – Trusts & Foundations, Statutory & Institutional, Major Donor, Corporate.
  • Previous prospect research experience, including drafting clear and concise prospect profiles.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of prospect research systems and processes, including pipeline management and working with colleagues to develop strategies to build the pipeline and progress prospects through the cultivation cycle
  • Core IT skills (Microsoft Office, advanced internet search skills, Google Alerts etc.) including database usage (ideally Raiser’s Edge) to record and analyse data
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills with excellent attention to detail and accuracy.

See the job description (below) for a full list of duties for this role.

Further Information

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ClientEarth values diversity and inclusion and the benefits this brings. We aim to appoint the most suitable candidate at all times and welcome applications from people from all different backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

Please note that ClientEarth is only able to employ those who have the pre-existing legal right to work in the UK.