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Prospect Research Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The Prospect Research Manager will be pivotal to the Philanthropy and Partnerships team achieving our ambition to grow income, impact and reach. You will support our award winning team to help them broker new strategic relationships and help give our donors the best possible experience as key supporters of Diabetes UK. 

By expanding and deepening our pool of potential and current donors, your work will contribute to our ability to make strategic decisions regarding fundraising initiatives. You will build donor acquisition strategies, directly manage and execute prospect development activities and methodologies. Some specific work examples include: defining prospect development strategies by region, assessing prospect and donor pipelines, and researching and documenting board member and principal level networks, preparing donor profiles and assessing the potential of funding opportunities across both major giving, corporates, trusts and statutory fundraising.   

We would we would consider job shares or part time applicants.

Interview date: 20 June 2019

Role Responsibility

Drawing on your knowledge of donors and prospects, you will support the team to deliver a sector leading stewardship and prospecting events programme, helping to ensure that donor types and levels are stewarded appropriately by account managers across the team.  

Working closely with the Bid and Case for Support Writer, and leads on corporate, trust, statutory and major donor fundraising, you will help develop our high value strategy and leverage cross-team opportunities. You will also manage the Research and Stewardship Executive, ensuring that they deliver activities in line with the above activities and complete data cleansing projects in line with Fundraising codes of practice. Together, you will help ensure that comprehensive due diligence and screening is conducted to help the organisation make key decisions around whether to partner with organisations, or not, in line with relevant policies.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be driven to succeed, ambitious and relish a challenge. She/he will also have excellent interpersonal skills, strong writing, database and organisational skills and excellent attention to detail. A good understanding of the sector and the external funding environment are essential, and you will be required to apply strategic thinking to all aspects of the role, including to drive improvement with existing CRM systems. As an expert in the team and within the organisation, you will need to be authoritative, and able to engage internal and external stakeholders to deliver exceptional research and an excellent high value donor experience.

If you are excited by this opportunity and the chance to lead on helping Diabetes UK secure lasting high value partnerships, we would love to hear from you.  


Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments) 
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working 
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out 
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan 
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

Diabetes is the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time.  There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes, and 1 million more with undiagnosed Type 2.

We are working to make sure that those affected by diabetes get the best care and support they need to live well with their condition and avoid life-changing complications.  We're leading the way by funding critical research, improving healthcare and treatment so we can reach our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes UK staff are motivated and experienced and extremely passionate about helping people affected by diabetes.  We have been fighting for people with diabetes for more than 80 years and changed millions of lives thanks to the new treatments, technology and policy changes we've been behind.

But there's more to do.  And you can be part of it.

We're a diverse bunch and as a charity we recognise and respect the value of everyone.

We've recently been awarded a One Star Accreditation status by Best Companies.  And this year we were named 65th in the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. 

We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  If you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

To learn more about the work we do - click here

Diabetes UK

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