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Prospect Development Officer

Weston House - London
£24,000 - £27,241 plus London Weighting allowance of £3,366 if applicable
Closing date
28 May 2021

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Fundraising, Major Donor/ Gifts
Children & Youth, Social Care & Welfare
Full Time
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Every childhood is worth fighting for. This is our belief. We all share it. And it drives our Fundraising team to get out there and bring in the funds we need to protect children and prevent abuse. Join us as a Prospect Development Officer, and get more people involved in change that means everything. Fundraising underpins our commitment to vulnerable children across the country, and our generous supporters account for almost 90% of the NSPCC’s annual income.

As a part of the Supporter Management Team, the Prospect Development Officer plays a key role in identifying and building relationships with our future high value supporters. An analytical mind and strong communication skills see the role supporting colleagues across high value fundraising by both identifying new business leads; and by helping to cultivate successful supporter relationships through donor insight.

The Supporter Management Team was created to steward and grow the NSPCC’s high value audience, with dedicated functions in Engagement & Stewardship, High Value Comms, Due Diligence, and Prospect Research & Bid Co-Ordination – where this role sits. The role works alongside another Prospect Development Officer, a Senior Prospect Development Manager, and the Bid Co-Ordination Manager.

Through effective interpersonal and communication skills, as well as a keen eye for detail and an ability to synthesise complex information, the post holder will serve a key role in pro-actively identifying new business leads, as well as responding to reactive information requests from colleagues across fundraising teams working with individual donors, charitable trusts and foundations, and corporate partners.

Join us and you’ll become part of a team that cares about the work they do and the people they work with. You’ll discover opportunities to grow, along with challenges and a shared purpose that’ll bring the best out in you. And you’ll get to find your own way to make a difference that means more, and that impacts millions of young lives.

A background in prospect research or high value fundraising is desirable, but not necessary for someone interested in this position. If you would like to have an informal chat about the role before considering whether to apply, please contact Martin Mina on 020 3772 9052 or at


NSPCC (the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is a large national charity which campaigns to end child abuse and provides a range of services to children, young people and families throughout Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. NSPCC has 1,830 employees, 11,000 volunteers and an annual income of £134 million. Founded in 1884, NSPCC is governed by Royal Charter, first granted by Queen Victoria in 1895.

NSPCC specialises in child protection. It is the only UK children’s charity with statutory powers to intervene on behalf of children, powers which have existed for more than a century. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, only local authorities and the NSPCC can apply to a court for a care, supervision, or child assessment order.

NSPCC provides 24/7 helplines for both adults and children. The NSPCC helpline supports thousands of parents, professionals and families. Adults can contact by phone or online in order to get advice or share their concerns about a child, anonymously if necessary. The helpline is staffed by professional practitioners with backgrounds in areas such as teaching, health and social work. Professionals such as teachers and doctors are also encouraged to contact the helpline for information and guidance. NSPCC says the number of calls and online contacts to the helpline is increasing year by year.

ChildLine, NSPCC’s free 24/7 counselling service for children, marks its 30th anniversary during 2016. Trained ChildLine counsellors talk to children, helping them with any problems they're facing. In 2014-15, there were nearly 300,000 counselling sessions carried out between young people and ChildLine. The most common issues were family relationships, low self-esteem and unhappiness, abuse, bullying and online bullying and self-harm.

NSPCC also has over 40 service centres across the UK and the Channel Islands. At these centres, the charity works directly with children and families on a range of issues, such as protecting children from sexual abuse, drugs and alcohol misuse and neglect.

The charity also visits 9-11 year olds in schools across the country through the NSPCC Schools Service, helping them to understand what abuse is and giving them the confidence to speak out and seek help if they ever need it.

In addition to its London headquarters, NSPCC has regional offices in Luton (East of England region), Gillingham (London & South East region), Leeds (Northern region), Birmingham (West Midlands region), Plymouth (South West region), St Helier (Jersey), Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Glasgow (Scotland).

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020 7825 2505
Weston House,
42 Curtain Road,
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