Help The Royal Foundation grow its global philanthropic pipeline and support the development of strategic partnerships that power its work across a wide range of sectors, issues and audiences.
Led by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales, The Royal Foundation supports a broad and ambitious spectrum of activities, from apprentices to veterans, community projects to national campaigns, from local action to global conservation.
We are uniquely positioned to bring people together to build optimistic and innovative solutions to society’s greatest challenges and driving transformative change.
With the ambition and responsibility to create a better future for a fairer, more inclusive society and a healthier planet, we steadfastly believe that change is always possible.
Over the past few years, we have launched a range of ground-breaking new programmes including The Earthshot Prize, The Centre for Early Childhood, and Homewards. We are determined to accelerate our social leadership, ambition and impact even further.
As Prospect Research Specialist, you will provide high-quality prospect research and lead the function to provide strategic and insightful feedback on individuals, foundations and corporates, and identify new partnership opportunities and prospective six and seven-figure donors, both nationally and globally, with emphasis on unrestricted funds.
You will work with the Partnerships Team to grow our global philanthropic pipeline and support the development of meaningful relationships that power the Foundation’s work across a wide range of sectors, issues and audiences. This includes businesses, philanthropists, foundations, charities, policy leaders, academics, and people with on-the-ground expertise and assessing risk through thorough due diligence.
We are looking for an exceptional prospect researcher to drive the organisation’s prospect research and due diligence function for this exciting, fast-paced maternity cover position.
The ideal candidate will be methodical and strategic in their approach and bring an in-depth knowledge of the fundraising landscape and the expertise to identify strategic donors and corporate partners.
You will be detail-oriented, creative and confident in offering ideas and have the ability to work collaboratively with multiple teams.
To formally apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement (ideally maximum 2 sides of A4 each) that clearly outlines your suitability for the role against the criteria provided in the person specification, including your interest and motivation in applying for this position.
Please ensure that your application is emailed to email@example.com inserting “The Royal Foundation – Prospect Research Specialist (Maternity cover)” into the subject field.
For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:
Katie Booth | firstname.lastname@example.org | 07399 749956
Simon Callaghan | email@example.com | 07702 678658
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Recruitment selection processes are based on evidence of competence stated in the person specification and in relation to our values.
Closing date: 9 a.m. Monday 29th January 2024
First stage interviews (virtually): Thursday 8th February 2024
Final interviews: 14:00 – 16:00 Tuesday 13th and 10:00 – 11:30 Wednesday 14th February 2024
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