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Prospect Research and Donor Development Manager

NFP People
Up to £46,581.14 per annum plus excellent benefits.
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Prospect Research and Donor Development Manager

We’re looking for an experienced individual to join a Philanthropy & Partnerships team as Prospect Research and Donor Development Manager. You will join the team working 35 hours per week on a 9 month fixed term contract and in return you will receive a competitive salary of up to £46,581.14 per annum plus excellent benefits.

Since 1927, the charity has helped thousands of cats each year, across the UK. As a community of volunteers, employees, supporters and partners, they’ve improved the lives of millions of cats and transformed the way millions of people see and care for cats.

This is an exciting role that will be responsible for leading the brand-new Philanthropy and Partnership’s Research and Engagement Team. This team is responsible for ensuring direct fundraisers are equipped to make compelling asks and steward donors. They cover prospect research, KPI and pipeline reporting, high value events, stewardship and engagement asset creation, and cross team operational support.

Responsibilities of the Prospect Research and Donor Development Manager:

As Prospect Research and Donor Development Manager you will be responsible for developing and managing the prospect research and high value donor development programme, including pipeline development, portfolio management, supporter stewardship and proposition creation. A key focus of this role will be to identify funders, advise on their capacity to support the charity’s work and assist in the development of strategic corporate, major donor and foundation relationships that deliver agreed income targets and achieve the organisations ambition for Philanthropy & Partnerships income streams.

What we’re looking for:


  • Significant experience of prospect identification and qualification
  • Line management experience
  • Experience of database management and using a fundraising CRM system
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the UK philanthropy and partnerships landscape
  • Knowledge of the range of prospecting and donor engagement tools available in the marketplace


What we can offer you:


  • salary of up to £46,581.14 per annum plus excellent benefits
  • generous annual leave entitlement
  • life assurance scheme
  • range of health benefits including private healthcare
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • and more


Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications or CVs that are emailed to us directly.

Closing date: 26th June 2024

Virtual interview date: 6th July

Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment. Please note, applications received after the closing date may not be responded to.

The charity operate a bias-free application process in their commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. To assess your application quickly, fairly and objectively, please fully complete the qualifications and work history sections of our online application form.

Redacted CVs may be accepted by exception.

The charity believe being an inclusive, diverse organisation - where they welcome diversity of thought, value individuals' experience and can reach and partner all areas of society - is crucial if they're to help more cats. Their ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals their commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

The charity is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and protecting anyone that comes into contact with them from harm. They expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. You may be subject to a criminal record check if required for the role.


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We recruit exclusively for organisations in the challenging Not-For-Profit sector. We’re fully behind the charities and bodies that aim to change the world – one project at a time. Whether you’re seeking exceptional leaders, committed staff or a combination of the two, you probably want to know exactly how we’re different and why it matters to you. We don’t do business as usual. We deliver a recruitment solution that replaces clunky, costly, contracted processes with a single, seamless solution.

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01234 815658
6 West Street
MK46 5HR

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