Senior Prospect Development Manager

Senior Prospect Development Manager

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  • Sector:

    Data Management, Fundraising, General

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  • Salary:

    £32k - 36.5k 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 Senior Prospect Development Manager to lead on strengthening and managing the processes, information and prospect pipelines that drive high value income.

Through effective interpersonal and project management skills you will support fundraisers and proactively steer business development projects. Working alongside two Prospect Development Officers, the post holder will provide tailored donor insight, and liaise with senior colleagues to establish, embed and champion new ways of working across the Fundraising & Engagement Department

Key Responsibilities:
-Work with senior colleagues across the organisation to maximise relationships with supporters. Identifying potential fundraising opportunities, delivering high quality research, co-ordinating work and streamlining business reporting requirements.
-Carry out research through a range of sources - including the internet, publications and other external contacts - in order to contribute to donor strategies, business systems development and benchmarking of Fundraising activity.
-Analyse and present research findings in an engaging written or verbal format to non-specialist colleagues at varying levels of seniority
-Maximise income by proactively sharing prospect development knowledge, expertise and experience with others in order to add value to cross-market fundraising activities.
-Proactively devise, agree and deliver strategic, integrated projects that strengthen prospect identification, management and research across the Fundraising & Engagement Department.
-Evaluate business processes, recommending and implementing improvements, and lead on aspects of the Prospect Development team's annual business plan and budget alongside the Bid Co-ordination Manager.
-Be the key contact for prospect research suppliers
-Be a key internal expert in matters of data protection and due diligence, championing compliance across the organisation.

Skills and Experience required:
- Experience of impactful provision of prospect research or customer insight in a customer focussed environment.
- A proven track record of business improvement or project management in maximising results for an organisation.
- Proven ability to build, manage and develop relationships with individuals and teams and achieve objectives through these relationships.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills to deal effectively, efficiently and appropriately with internal and external stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.
-Well-developed ability to collect data from various sources, analyse findings, identify opportunities, evaluate their viability and present the information clearly in a way that drives strategy.
-Proven ability to plan, implement and monitor projects/initiatives to agreed deadlines, often with conflicting priorities.
- Experience in using supporter or customer databases and Microsoft Office to deliver tasks and projects.