Prospect Development Manager (11076)

Action for Children

Prospect Development Manager.

Salary: c£27,000 for a 4-day week.

Location:  Homebased.

Contract: Permanent, Part Time ,28 hours per week.

Benefits: 29 days annual leave pro rata PLUS bank holidays, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption, and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favourite brands.  

Closing Date: Friday 1st December 2023.

Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 11th December 2023.

Due to volume of anticipated applications, we can close the advert at any point, so please do get your application in as soon as possible.

Why Action for Children?  

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It is the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives. 

A bit about the role 

Reporting into the Senior High Value Operations Manager, your remit will be to lead the Prospect Research Function to engage with fundraising teams to drive forward activity in four key areas of prospect research: identification, prospect management, due diligence and data management, leading to the  development of robust supporter pipelines in key areas of growth, and opportunities to maximise supporter lifetime value to the organisation.

How you'll help to create brighter futures 

  • Produce top line and in-depth biographical and professional research on individuals, trusts, and companies for high value fundraising teams, as well as the Executive and Senior Leadership Teams (ELT and SLT).
  • Line management responsibility to deliver prospecting and pipeline activities
  • Work with Fundraising Heads and Leads to develop prospecting strategies for the identification of new high value prospects.
  • Undertake strategic network-mapping, in line with Fundraising teams' activity plans, to understand the best opportunities for engaging with current and future high value prospects.
  • Lead prospect portfolio reviews for the Philanthropy team to assess the health of the pipeline.
  • Devise and deliver training to the Philanthropy and Events Teams.
  • Work with the ELT and the SLT to manage the process involved with the Charity's Donation Acceptance and Refusal Policy from end to end.

Let's talk about you  

  • Experience of prospect research including identifying and prioritising prospects, network mapping, ethical screening and developing gift capacity ratings.
  • Experience of creating processes to capture activity in relationship management.
  • Experience of using and interrogating relational databases, ideally Raiser's Edge and Salesforce.
  • An established awareness of the current major gift, corporate, trust and foundation and statutory landscape in the UK and wider economic trends.
  • An enquiring mind, with the confidence and persona to build excellent relationship with colleagues at all levels.
  • Ability to deal with confidential matters and act with discretion.
  • Capable of remaining calm under pressure while maintaining highest levels of accuracy.
  • Flexible approach to work and to apply initiative, creatively and laterally.
  • Ability to line manage staff.

Please see the Job Description for the full list of accountabilities and requirements. 

Contact: David Simpson, Recruitment Partner on 01923361732.

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace by actively encouraging applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic candidates and people with disabilities, as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and meaningful action to ensure fair opportunity to all groups in our communities and for AFC.


Don't meet every single requirement? If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.



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United Kingdom, Remote
  • Salary:
    £27,000 per annum.
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  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    1 December 2023
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