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Prospect Research Manager

MS Society
Office-based in one of our national offices - with flexibility to work remotely
£38,891 - £41,224 per annum plus excellent benefits
Closing date
15 Aug 2022
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Position: Prospect Research Manager
Type: Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent
Location: Office-based from one of our national offices (London – N4, Edinburgh, Cardiff, or Belfast) with flexibility to work remotely. Occasional requirement to travel to office.
Salary: £38,891 - £41,224 per annum plus excellent benefits
Salary Band: Band F2

At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.

About this job

We're looking for an experienced and ambitious Prospect Research Manager to lead and manage our successful prospect research programme.

The programme supports all aspects of our fundraising, with a particular focus on high value partnerships in the major donor, corporate and trust teams, and our ground breaking research appeal.

In this role, you’ll manage a Prospect Researcher and work closely with other managers in our Engagement & Income Generation directorate.

You’ll be an internal champion for our Prospect Research team and lead an organisation-wide best practice approach to prospect research.

You’ll be reviewing and implementing prospect research processes to effectively manage prospect pipelines, support portfolio development, and maximise new income generation opportunities

You’ll be able to demonstrate experience of having successfully implemented an overarching strategy for a prospect research function.

And you’ll be a confident communicator, skilled at building internal relationships to improve supporter journeys and optimising fundraising income.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of managing Prospect Researchers.

This is a great opportunity to further develop your skills and experience and be part of a successful fundraising Appeal team.

About us

We offer 35 days annual leave (pro rata for part time employees) including bank holidays.

We have a range of employee benefits including (but not limited to):

  • Flexible and smart working (with the opportunity to work remotely and find a smart working pattern that suits both you and us)
  • Opportunity to buy and sell annual leave 
  • Enhanced family friendly, disability and carer’s leave
  • Discounted season ticket loan/pension scheme/Cycle to work scheme/Interest-free emergency loans

The MS Society is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our Every MS Story strategy.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 15 August 2022
Interview date: Week commencing 22 August 2022


Please download the attached documents. Then, please submit an updated CV and supporting statement indicating how you meet the criteria as set out in the person specification in the attached job description.

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Right to work in the UK

The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK. If we do offer you employment, you’ll be required to provide documentation to show that you’re eligible to be employed in the UK before starting employment.

The full list of UK visas and permits that grant you the right to work in the UK can be found on the UK government website. We currently don’t have a Sponsor Licence agreement with the Home Office and will not be in a position to support you with any visa applications you may make. 

We’re a Disability Confident Employer. We’re committed to promoting equality and diversity.  We’d be grateful if you could complete the equality and diversity monitoring form and submit it with your application.

As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, the HR team will anonymise your CV and supporting statement before forwarding to the shortlisting panel.  

We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where we’re looking to build stronger and better representation among our staff.

No agencies please.

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