Job Title: Prospect Development Officer
Job Ref: 2890
Employer: Save the children
Job Location: Based in UK
Closing Date: 11/12/2016
Job Description:

We are looking for an organised and ambitious individual to join us as Prospect Development Officer and contribute to a high performing, agile and proactive prospect development function which maximizes the value of our Major Gift income streams.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our Marketing, Fundraising and Communications department exists to inspire millions of people – from individuals to large corporate organisations – to support our quest for change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Prospect Development Officer you will identify and research prospects and donors for the Philanthropy and Partnerships department, enabling them to approach and develop new business opportunities in order to increase income and impact for Save the Children. In addition you will:

  • Support the Prospect Development Team through the qualification of new prospects and research of existing and prospective donors
  • Conduct daily media scanning for information on our existing and prospective donors, contributing to and producing the team’s various newsletters
  • Support the identification of new high value donors for the organization as agreed within our strategy
  • Produce biographies on key individuals for Save the Children high value events
  • Undertake bespoke research projects, from start to finish.

To be successful you will have experience of prospect development or fundraising in a charity, university or consultancy environment with a basic understanding of Data Protection legislation and how this impacts Prospect Development. With excellent organisational and time management skills, you will be able to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision. In addition you will have:

  • Experience of retrieving information quickly and accurately using a variety of sources
  • Good written communication skills with experience of producing accurate written documents in a timely manner
  • Experience of using a CRM database and experience of accurate data entry
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to identify key points from complex materials and sources
  • Professional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to develop internal relationships, and identify cross team opportunities.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date:  11th December 2016

Interview expenses: Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses accrued when attending interviews at Save the Children UK unless you are requested to attend an interview in an alternative location to where the role is based.

 Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role