B15, Birmingham (On-site)
£27,924 - £30,497 per year, with potential progression once in post to £34,304
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you eager to get to know our most successful inspirational alumni and find the right donors for our remarkable campaign projects?

We are looking for a Prospect Research Officer to join our highly successful Prospect Research Team, working in partnership with our Fundraising Team to manage their prospect pools and portfolios. You will provide insight and advice on high value donors, trusts, foundations, corporations, and other organisations, collating and reviewing data and writing concise and informative reports for the Fundraising Team and senior stakeholders within the University. You will proactively identify new prospects, ensuring that biographical information is accurate and up to date. Other responsibilities include leading on the improvement and expansion of research processes, supporting with bespoke research requests, supporting the Research and Strategy Manager with specialist research projects, and administering the philanthropic due diligence process.

We are an ambitious and successful research-intensive University (one of the top 100 research-led universities globally) and have produced 10 Nobel Prize winners, including three who received their awards in 2016.  Academics here are tackling some of the world’s most pressing global challenges such as antibody testing and Covid-19, the impact of climate change on our woodlands and forests, issues caused by migration and displacement, the rise in youth mental health issues, and the prevention of needless maternal deaths in the developing world. Our students come from nearly 150 countries and our flagship outreach programmes mean that almost 25% of our student population come from disadvantaged backgrounds, one of the highest proportions in the UK. Philanthropy has always played an important role in shaping the University, most recently in 2015 when we closed the Circles of Influence Campaign, which raised £193 million, making it the largest HE fundraising campaign outside Oxbridge and London. Through ‘Birmingham In Action’, philanthropy will continue to play a vital role in delivering projects to change lives locally, nationally, and internationally.

As an office, we are committed to sustainability and value green working practices. The environment is an integral part of our campaign and we encourage eco-friendly ways of working in order to have a positive impact on our campus and global surroundings.

Interviews are currently scheduled to take place week commencing 21 February.

We are committed to supporting hybrid working and look forward to receiving your application.

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Refreshed on: 29 January 2022
Closed date: 09 February 2022 at 23:59
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Tags: Policy/Research