Campaigns Research Officer (Charity / Not for Profit Sector)
Great Cambourne, Cambridge
Circa £19,000 plus benefits
Bringing people together to take action for wildlife is our client’s mission. They manage 129 nature reserves, all of them free to visit, and 95% of the population live within five miles of one of their reserves.
The Living Landscapes Campaigns Team is responsible for identifying, generating and stewarding major donor income in support of the Trust’s flagship fundraising projects across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough.
They currently have a fantastic opportunity for a highly organised individual to identify major donor prospects in support of the Trust’s Living Landscapes Campaigns. Using the internet and other multimedia sources, you will research and gather up-to-date relevant information about high net-worth individuals and major grant-making organisations. You will also be responsible for maintaining and developing confidential prospect records whilst supporting the Campaigns Manager in organising events and meetings.
To achieve all this, you will be expected to build and maintain optimum professional relationships with the Trust’s staff and its stakeholders. You will also be required to seek out the latest fundraising research methodology and publications, making key recommendations for future use.
The successful candidate will have well honed research skills acquired either from a workplace or through graduate or postgraduate degree studies. You will have a good knowledge of current affairs along with a passion for learning new facts from a range of media sources. It is important that you are IT literate, with a demonstrable aptitude for word processing and the use of databases, and a flair for producing user-friendly research for senior management.
Ideally you will have knowledge of fundraising techniques in the voluntary sector and an understanding of donor stewardship techniques, although this is not essential. It is however important that you have a keen interest in protecting local wildlife.
If you feel that you can contribute to the direction of our organisation in this period of significant change then we would love to hear from you!
Closing date: 9am, Friday 16th April 2010
Interviews: week commencing 26th April 2010
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