Prospect Research Manager

Woking, Surrey
Closing date
30 Jan 2022

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Fundraising, Management, Policy & Research, Corporate Fundraising, Major Donor/ Gifts, Supporter Development
Environment / Conservation, Animal
Full Time
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Prospect Research Manager

Job reference: REQ000316


Woking, Surrey KT3 4JR

If you have a background in prospect research within a high-value fundraising environment, this is an incredible opportunity to use your expertise to save our planet. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world. And at WWF UK we are focussed on doing something about it. Join us as Prospect Research Manager and use your skills to generate income to help fund critical conservation, drive positive environmental change as well as inspire people to engage with our mission on and wants to double down now to support and drive this process even faster.

You will be responsible for identifying and qualifying an ongoing pool of prospects that are able to give substantial financial support for our work. You will prepare briefing documentation, collaborate with colleagues on the allocation of prospects and regularly assess our Due Diligence/Gift Acceptance Framework to ensure we remain compliant and demonstrate best practice. You will develop the use of our CRM system, collate strategic guest lists and implement an internal screening process to identify existing supporters with potential for uplift. You will keep abreast of philanthropic trends, economic factors, and research best practice too.

For this role you must have a background in prospect research within a high-value fundraising environment. You will be expert at analysing and interpreting information from a range of sources, including business and financial data as well as a proficient user of fundraising databases/CRM systems. You will have a working knowledge of fundraising regulations too.

If you are passionate about making our planet a better place through your work and can help grow our philanthropy income, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website via the link, complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up-to-date CV with the Supporting Statement highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.

Application closing date : 30/01/2022

Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you.  Here at WWF, we are committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose.  We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.

Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.

Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We are looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.


Best known as the world’s leading conservation body, we’ve seen first-hand how wildlife, the environment and human activity are all interlinked.

That’s why our passion for safeguarding the natural world has to be backed up by other environmental action – tackling the global threat of climate change (through our big global campaigns like Earth Hour) and helping people to change the way they live to ease pressure on natural resources.

WWF is at the heart of global activities in all these areas. We have teams of highly skilled professionals working with governments, businesses and communities here in the UK and around the world.

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Weyside Park, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1XR
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