Research Executive

27 Nov 2016
07 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
3. Role Competences (requirements)Applicants must demonstrate evidence of the detailed competence outlined below to be considered for the post. Please address each competence in the 'Other Information' section in the online form.1.Degree or equivalent experience2.Solid experience of research within a fundraising environment with excellent core prospect research skills and a demonstrable ability to analyse and synthesise large amounts of complex data effectively and efficiently3.Proven skills of using a range of prospect research resources, online and desk-based and of employing a range of techniques and processes for capturing, managing, analysing and disseminating information4.Broad understanding of the not-for-profit sector and fundraising environment and ability to translate this knowledge into opportunities for new areas of prospecting, and ultimately fundraising5.Robust experience of writing a wide variety of documentation for various audiences from research reports and briefing notes to feasibility documents6.Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with tact and discretion and within the confines of relevant legislative and Museum procedural requirements7.Knowledge of data protection, freedom of information and other relevant legislation and its application in a fundraising environment8.Good organisational skills, demonstrating the ability to set and manage conflicting priorities.9.Flexible and adaptable working methods, including the ability to adopt new skills and processes in a fast-paced production environment10.Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence and negotiate 11.Proactive and committed team player4. Main tasks and responsibilities (job description) *To pro-actively seek new prospects using a variety of sources for a range of Museum priority revenue and capital projects. Prospecting should be conducted across corporate, individuals and charitable trust sectors as well as other potential sources of income.*To work with the dedicated database manager to generate and present pipeline reports from a prospect research perspective.*To write profiles on selected current and prospective donors for fundraisers, other senior staff and fundraising volunteers including Trustees (including biographical and financial information).*To assist in the development of initial cultivation strategies and to support fundraisers in the ongoing cultivation of prospects.*Research and provide briefing notes for fundraisers on prospects attending cultivation meetings.*Research and provide briefing notes on guests attending cultivation, stewardship and fundraising events and to collate and disseminate feedback from events.*Ensure research is recorded effectively and clearly on the database (or in other relevant information retrieval systems) in line with agreed practice and in consultation with fundraisers.*Conduct third party reviews on prospective supporters for consideration by team heads and the third party engagement panel. Manage resources in this area and monitor new resources and trends.*Manage competitor analysis and benchmarking research.*Assist at cultivation events, such as dinners and exhibition previews.5. Diversity and disabilityAdecco is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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