Prospect Research Manager

London (Central), London (Greater)
£33,842 to £35,833 per annum + £4105 pa London Weighting Allowance
24 Sep 2018
22 Oct 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Vacancy Details

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Central London, Thanet Street

Hours: 35 hours per week

Working pattern: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Interview dates: To be confirmed.

We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.

We are recruiting for an experienced and resourceful Prospect Research Manager to lead the Prospect Research Team providing strategic direction, decision making and support high value and major gift fundraising. This is a key role with a responsibility to contribute to the overall department income target of £3M + through effective leadership in prospect research.

In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below.

Requirements include;

  • Excellent organisational, decision making, problem management and line management skills
  • Ability to prioritise demanding workloads and work to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to demonstrate a collaborative approach and promote partnership working across different departments internally
  • Experience of managing budgets, target setting and forecasting
  • Demonstrable track record in managing a prospect research function within a high value fundraising team
  • Good understanding of major fundraising principles

For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below.

How to apply: Please submit your CV and a cover letter briefly explaining why you think you are suitable for this role.

Working at Guide Dogs

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.

We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.


Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.


Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

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