Prospect Research Manager (Philanthropy & Trusts)

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Job Description

Want to use your skills in research to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

Join WaterAid as a Prospect Research Manager (Philanthropy & Trusts) to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you’ll be joining a 2018 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

The WaterAid Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy & Trusts teams sit within our ambitious, dynamic and rewarding Communications & Fundraising Directorate.

As our driven and proactive Prospect Research Manager you will play an important role in the team’s success by designing and managing a programme of prospect and market research activities to support an insight-led approach to prospecting.

This is a full-time permanent role. We are looking for 2 Prospect Research Managers (Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy & Trusts).

In this role, you will lead on the development and delivery of a prospect research strategy to support the strategic development of our existing partnership portfolio and engagement of new high value prospects to grow income.

You’ll also:
* Proactively identify prospects that have a strong fit with our strategy in terms of alignment and capacity to give
* Provide recommendations on how to engage prospects, considering motivations and existing networks
* Develop and utilise internal and external prospect research databases and network mapping systems to identify sources of warm prospects
* Work in collaboration with the Strategic Partnerships Insight role to understand and track key trends amongst philanthropists, trusts and companies that are pertinent to WaterAid (UK, European and global)
* Identify events that members of the team can attend in a networking and/or insight-gathering perspective and develop detailed briefs on events speakers and attendees

To be successful, you’ll also need:
* Educated to degree-level/equivalent educational standard, or significant equivalent work experience
* A strong understanding of the role of research in good prospect management, cultivation and stewardship (in commercial or not-for-profit environment)
* A very strong research and analytical skills, including ability to produce detailed and insightful profiles and network lists for prospective individual and organisation partners
* Good knowledge and applied understanding of GDPR implications, ethical checks and other related compliance issues
* Stakeholder management knowhow to build and maintain great working relationships at all levels, and influence, internally and externally

Visit the WaterAid careers page for a full job pack.

WaterAid benefits include:
* 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
* Flexible working conditions, including the opportunity for part-time work and home working up to 2 days a week
* Season Ticket Loan
* Free annual eye tests
* Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
* Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave.
* Sabbaticals
* Volunteer Day

WaterAid is currently located at Durham Street, Vauxhall. However, we will be leaving our current location in the summer of 2020. The new location is to be confirmed but will be within zone 1-2 in London. The recruiting line manager will discuss this with you at the interview stage.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in either Word Document or PDF format.
Applications will close one minute before midnight on 13 October 2019. Availability for interview is required on 18th October 2019 and the 21st October 2019.

Salary: £33,000- £36,000 (depending on experience) with excellent benefits.

WaterAid is fully committed to protecting those with whom it comes into contact in WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate preemployment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us at

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