Local recruitment: Prospect Research Manager


United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Prospect Research Manager

Contract type: Permanent, Full time

Salary: £35,000 – £38,000 with excellent benefits.

Location: UK

Hybrid Working: A minimum of 40% of working time is spent face to face, either in London office, or as a result of external engagement or travel for WaterAid. WaterAid is located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

Closing date: Applications will close 23:59 on 2nd April 2023. Availability for interview is required Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th April 2023.

How to Apply: To see the full job pack, please click ‘Apply’. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format.

About WaterAid:
Do you want to use your skills in prospect research to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere? WaterAid are searching for a Prospect Research Manager to help change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you’ll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation, which is also a Living Wage and Disability Confident employer.

We need passionate, creative and dedicated people. In return, you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best. Together, we will make a bigger difference.

About the Team:
The WaterAid Philanthropy and Trusts team is a dynamic and ambitious group of 13 people who are committed to building and cultivating WaterAid’s most significant relationships with philanthropists and trusts. The team has been earmarked as an area for growth under WaterAid UK’s new Fundraising Strategy, so now is an exciting time for new team members to help shape our team trajectory and achieve our vision.

About the Role:
As an experienced and personable Prospect Research Manager, you will use your expertise and skills to implement a programme of prospect research activities to identify five, six and seven figure prospects for the team, focusing primarily on identifying individual philanthropists. You will support the development of robust, healthy prospect pipelines to help us maximise fundraising opportunities, as well as focus our fundraising resources on the right opportunities for WaterAid.

You’ll also:
Conduct thematic and project led prospect research to identify quality prospects that align with WaterAid’s strategic aims and project offering.
Conduct network mapping of key internal and external individuals to support the engagement and cultivation of new and existing prospects.
Conduct thorough due diligence on all qualified prospects and undertake full ethical checks where required.

About You:
Proven track record of identifying five and six figure individuals and organisational prospects who are subsequently converted to donors and partners.
Confident self-starter with the ability to work under own initiative to meet agreed objectives and deliverables.
Good knowledge and applied understanding of GDPR implications, ethical checks and other related compliance issues with regards to fundraising.

Our Benefits:

36 days’ holiday (including 8 Bank Holidays)
Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
Wide range of flexible and agile-working arrangement
Season Ticket Loan
Free annual eye tests
Pay as You
Give charitable giving scheme
Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay
Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave
Sabbaticals Volunteer Day
Our Commitment:

An inclusive workplace:

We are committed to being an organisation where everyone is included, respected, and empowered to be their best. We represent and celebrate our staff, partners and everyone we work with, and create a culture where everyone can reach their full potential.

Equal opportunities:

We are an equal opportunity, disability-confident employer and are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, beliefs, customs, traditions and ways of life. This includes, but is not limited to, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or social origin, health status, and economic or social situation.


We are also committed to protecting everyone we come into contact with. We have a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of power, privilege or trust across our global work, and any form of inappropriate behaviour, discrimination, abuse, bullying, harassment, or exploitation. Safeguarding the people and communities we work with, our staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. As a safeguarding measure, WaterAid carries out background checks on all potential employees. This is done following the conclusion of recruitment and prior to assuming full employment.




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