Farringdon, Greater London
£26,690 - £31,400 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The job of a Save the Children’s UK Prospect Development Executive is busy and impactful.

  • Do you have a strong track record of producing high quality research?
  • Are you able to pull out key information from complex data and distil into concise and readable formats?
  • Do you have a good of Data Protection legislation?
  • Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn’t just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world?

If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!

About Us

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

Job Purpose

Reporting directly to the Senior Prospect Development Manager, the Prospect Development Executive is responsible for supporting the Prospect Development team in achieving their income targets by delivering insightful research and strong pipeline management.

The Prospect Development Executive will play a key role in maximising the value of our high value supporter base to achieve more income for children through high quality prospect identification, qualification, management and research that is in line with data protection requirements.

The role holder’s accurate, insightful and timely research into how to drive income from individuals, organisations, trusts and foundations will help build strong pipelines, enhance donor engagement and improve pipeline management.

As a rights-based organisation, we are committed to anti-racism and actively opposed systemic oppression of any form. The role holder will also support our commitment to celebrate diversity, challenge inequality, and build an inclusive environment for every one of our employees so we can better represent the children we protect.

Main Accountabilities

The Prospect Development Executive’s key duties will be to:

Prospect Identification

  • Proactively looking for new opportunities to increase income
  • Identify new capacity and propensity triggers and sources that will lead to the generation of new pools of prospects for all Major Gift fundraising team
  • Track current supporters, looking at movements of wealth, mergers & acquisitions etc, through the press and other sources. Disseminating this information to relevant staff members in group and individual communications


  • Prioritise and respond to research requests producing accurate profiles and briefings on current and prospective donors (individuals, trusts & foundations, and corporate donors)
  • Support with other research requests as required to support the Donation Acceptance process for assessments up to Executive Director/ Trustee level

Database Management

  • Use, promote and maintain the customer relationship management (CRM) database with up-to-date, accurate data, in order to manipulate and extract data to support the team’s prospecting activities
  • Support the Senior Prospect Development Manager to develop and deliver a sophisticated prospect management system that helps drive fundraising performance


  • Manage specific projects from inception to completion as instructed by the Senior Prospect Development Manager
  • Develop and maintain relationships with our relationship fundraising teams (Philanthropy & Partnerships, Regional Engagement)

Person Profile


  • Strong track record of producing high quality research (e.g. on individuals, trusts and companies)
  • Experience of pulling out key information and condensing large quantities of information into concise and readable formats
  • Experience of producing accurate written documents in a timely manner
  • An understanding of Data Protection legislation and how this impacts Prospect Development


  • Ability to understand issues and present solutions clearly, succinctly and confidently
  • Ability to distil complex information clearly for a range of audiences
  • Ability to analyse and objectively assess the relevance of information
  • Excellent analytical and research skills


  • A demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and their practical application and integration in the work environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A commitment to Save the Children UK’s aims and core values of accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity, and integrity

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Posted on: 08 September 2021
Closing date: 08 October 2021
Tags: Marketing, Business Development
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