Prospect Research and Communications Officer

Prospect Research and Communications Officer

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  • Sector:

    Fundraising, Major Donor, General, Marketing & Communications

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  • Salary:

    £25.5k - 27.5k per year

  • Contact :

    Harriet Mountain

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7328

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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A charity are looking for a Prospect Research and Communications Officer to support the Philanthropy team to identify new prospects whilst developing their knowledge of existing prospects and donors. Alongside this you will create bespoke communications and reports to enhance the stewardship offering.

You will manage and deliver the external and internal research needed to enable the Philanthropy Team to maximise voluntary income.  You will also develop and manage the Philanthropy Communication Programme, including production of all written copy to ensure all existing and new supporters receive appropriate and timely information.

Key Responsibilities:
-Support the Philanthropy Team in generating and cultivating new business and manage existing relationships with supporters.
-Work collaboratively with colleagues in the planning, delivery and development of the Philanthropy Communication programme and delivery of research.
-Produce research and communications to an exceptional standard to be presented to CEO and senior management level both internally and externally.
-Work closely with colleagues across the organisation to identify new funding opportunities which can be presented to donors
-Work with colleagues to prepare accurate and timely reports relevant to the requirements of the donor and their support.
-Undertake primary and desk research to identify major donors and their activities and maintain a valid and current prospect research list.
-Research and prepare profiles, reports, individual development plans on existing and prospective donors and keep records up to date.
-Assist with data collection, analysis and the identification of information sources, media and literature and undertaking reviews.
-Manage and deliver Philanthropy communication programme, including regular analysis and reporting to ensure continual improvement and development.
-Write fundraising copy, ranging from cases for support, proposals and project overviews for existing and prospective supporters.
-Plan, write and produce reports for key donors

Skills and Experience required:
-Experience of working within a fundraising/marketing/sales environment.
-Experience of maintaining and growing existing and developing new business.
-Experience of developing and maintaining key relationships with senior supporters including VP's and Trustees.
-Experience of conducting effective research and planning approaches resulting in significant new income/business.
-Experience of presenting research to a variety of audiences including senior level supporters and senior internal management.
-Create copy for print and online content.
-Research, Marketing and sales techniques.
-Ideally An understanding of the principles and practice of major donor fundraising.