Blind Veterans UK – Prospect Research Assistant (London)



£24,409 per annum
35 hours per week

Blind Veterans UK supports blind and visually impaired men and women offering a range of services to enable them to retain their independence. We believe that no one who has served their country should battle blindness alone.

The Prospect Research Assistant is a key role within Philanthropy and Partnerships team.

The Philanthropy and Partnerships team is responsible for all “relationship-based” fundraising and covers major gift fundraising (trusts, major donors and corporates) in the UK.

You will conduct research into prospective high net worth individuals, corporate and trusts to develop pipelines for these areas, as well as support these teams to deliver new business and steward existing donors. They will also be responsible for keeping the Raiser’s Edge database up to date, ensuring all research captured is added in a timely and accurate manner.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have knowledge and understanding of the importance of major donor, trust and corporate fundraising within the wider fundraising/charity context
  • Use a variety of sources to prepare effective and insightful research profiles on both warm and cold high net worth individuals, corporates and trusts in order to develop the High Value Relationship prospect pool
  • Manage and report on donor cultivation plans, ensuring that they are up to date and that gift history, motivations and biographical information are all correct
  • Work with the Trusts and Special Projects Manager to identify and research potential funders for capital and special projects
  • Identify potential new CRM partners in order to grow the charity’s current portfolio

In return, we offer the opportunity to be part of a team that transforms lives.  We also offer a wide range of benefits and career development opportunities for the right candidate.

For more information on about the role and how to apply, please visit our website at .

Closing Date: 14 March 2018 at 23:59hrs

Interview date: Week commencing 19 March 2018

To be considered for this role please send your CV and supporting statement no more than 500 words outlining your suitability for the role in Word format to

Should we receive a high volume of interest, we may close applications for this vacancy before the deadline so you are advised to express your interest as soon as possible.

Due to the high number of enquiries and applications we receive for our vacancies we don’t acknowledge each one – if you haven’t heard from us within a week of the closing date, please assume that we won’t be inviting you for an interview. You are, of course, welcome to try again if a suitable post comes up. We are unable to provide feedback to candidates not shortlisted for interview.

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