Are you curious and pro-active and looking for a role in prospect research?

You will play an important part in building philanthropy at Moorfields Eye Charity to help meet the aims of our ambitious five-year business plan for growth, including securing philanthropic income for Oriel – our £100m joint fundraising campaign with UCL. Your work will also support world-leading eye research, and education along with patient care, to provide life-changing eye health for millions of people in the UK and around the world.

About the role

You will join a growing team and contribute to increasing the size and quality of the charity’s prospect pipeline (individuals, trusts and foundations and corporates) by undertaking high quality and insightful research. You will play an important part in building philanthropy and securing income.

You will work with the prospect research manager to develop and review the strategy in response to changing requirements and environments to help the team to focus on the best prospecting opportunities, with a focus on five, six and seven figure gifts. You will participate in regular pipeline review meetings to identify gaps in individual portfolios to lend research support to fundraisers to progress activity in prospect pools.

About you

We are looking for a someone with an understanding of the principles of philanthropy, fundraising practices, donor motivations and wealth indicators. Your experience may come from the charity, education or corporate sectors.

You will have experience of conducting structured background research preferably on high-net worth individuals, company directors and/or family trusts and foundation boards with the ability to gather information from the public domain in line with data protection best practice.

You will be an excellent communicator. Your ability to be proactive, show focus and commitment and be a team player will be key to your success in this role.

How to apply

Please send your CV to Katharine at Charity People. If your application is successful, we’ll be in touch with further details and to arrange a phone or video call. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as interviews are happening on a rolling basis. We wish you all the best in your application.

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities with which we work.

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Location: London, City Road EC1 with hybrid working pattern

Salary: £29,792 to £34,332 pro rata

Hours: Full-time (with potential to consider part-time)

Benefits: Excellent package including 27 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata)

Reports to: Prospect research manager

Closing Date: Rolling