Head of Database,Research & Knowledge

London (Central), London (Greater)
£50000 - £55000
11 Dec 2017
11 Jan 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity, to work in a vibrant environment supporting causes that really matter? Are you looking for the next stage in your career were you are required to think outside the box and contribute to managing change, by supporting the expansion of an already thriving organisation?

If yes, your next position should be at The Royal Foundation.

About us

The Royal Foundation’s mission is to create lasting impact in areas where The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are most passionate. We are their primary charitable vehicle and leverage their convening power to provide a neutral platform for organisations, charities and experts to come together to develop solutions that no single organisation could achieve on its own. Our aim is to form partnerships to come up with innovative programmes and initiatives that tackle serious social issues, bringing about real change by empowering the next generation. We are an incubator that provides seed investing and takes risks. We research and explore effective solutions. We then pilot, build, and refine programmes, scaling them when necessary. When the time is right we will exit, either because the work is complete or because the initiative has been self-sustaining. We do not want to duplicate or compete with existing programmes.

About the Position

The work of the Foundation has grown considerably over the past year and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The Foundation has proven that its model is effective and we are in the process of building up the organisation to reflect the scale of our ambitions and to ensure that we are properly resourced to deliver the impact we aspire to achieve. Initially the post holder will focus on the streamlining and update of the Salesforce database and will move into the development and management of a research function going forward. It is anticipated a Senior Development Manager with research experience will be recruited to report in to this post as well as a Development Manager to support on the database development and management aspect of this new role.

The post holder will:

  • Manage, develop and maintain the Salesforce database to ensure that it supports the team’s strategy to achieve ambitious new income targets that will target the growth of the Foundation’s income. This will ensure that Salesforce can deliver the best possible information for the Development Team.
  • Oversee the team’s work to ensure full compliance with GDPR.
  • Take a lead working with the Development Director to plan and deliver the research strategy for prospect identification as well as proactive and reactive research support on Major Donors, Companies and Trusts/Foundations.
  • Develop the plan to collect relevant financial and programme reports for donors.
  • Provide management to the Senior Manager and Development Manager (to be recruited).

About You

You will become an expert on Data Protection legislation for the Development Team and ensure the Development Team’s compliance with legislation and best practice. Raise the profile of data protection issues regularly. You will have experience of managing and developing Salesforce (in a fundraising context) or another fundraising database; and confident in leading a newly formed team. The ideal candidate will come from a fundraising research background and knowledgeable of how to roll out a data protection plan which is specifically in line with the new GDPR regulations. You will be an excellent communicator with a 'can do’ attitude and have experience of dealing with stakeholders at all levels.

How to Apply

To apply for the position please submit your covering letter and CV, please note that if the position has a high number of suitable candidates we may close the position before the closing date.

Interview Date: Week Commencing 15th January 2018

"The Royal Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and therefore is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and diversity and to tackle any forms of discrimination within our working environment, whether on grounds of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, disability, age, class, religion or belief. These principles underpin our professional behaviour and are embedded in our policies, procedures, day-to-day practices and external relationships."


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