Prospect Development Officer

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Worker (England, Wales and NI)

Salary: £25,806 - £28,181 - actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) (+ London Allowance of £3,600 if applicable)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 28 September 2021

Interview Date: Week commencing 4 October 2021

Contact: Emily OConnor -

Prospect Development Officer

Reference number: VAC2522

Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.

We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.

About the role

In this exciting and varied role you will get to flex your excellent prospect research skills, supporting an ambitious team of high value fundraisers to achieve their strategic goals. You will support the development and delivery of prospecting strategies, working with a wide range of internal stakeholders to complete high quality research, plans and network maps to deliver outstanding prospect acquisition and intuitive supporter journeys.  

You will work closely with fundraising colleagues as an operational lead on discrete project areas, helping us to streamline and evaluate our processes and procedures (including wealth-screening & data protection). Sitting as part of our Impact Communications team, you will work together to become an expert on the work of Alzheimer’s Society, ensuring we are consistently spotting the most current & exciting opportunities to further our fundraising ambitions.

About you

Are you an excellent communicator with an analytical brain looking for a new challenge? Do you have great prioritisation skills and feel comfortable using your initiative to problem solve in a fast paced environment? You will be an experienced prospect researcher looking to broaden your skillset, who regularly asks – “how can we do this better?” You will share your knowledge, experience, and expertise through your excellent network of internal relationships. You will be innovative, but detail orientated, and be able to present complicated information to a range of audiences. You will be motivated by delivering truly transformational positive impacts for those affected by dementia, and you will learn how to weave this pivotal impact into every piece of work.

As a successful Prospect Development Officer at Alzheimer’s Society, you will work on an exciting variety of projects and with a broad range of internal stakeholders. You will have the opportunity to learn from a diverse array of fundraisers – including corporate, philanthropy, trusts, foundations, and communications experts. The role will be a fantastic opportunity to enhance your technical skillset, using news aggregations tools, CRM databases and other software to build high quality research outputs. Working as part of a close knit but geographically dispersed team, there will be regular opportunities to discuss professional strengths and development needs, learning from peers and leadership teams alike.  The successful candidate will be encouraged to pursue project work playing to their strengths, as well as benefit from robust development plans to support areas for further upskilling. If you feel professionally fulfilled by becoming a subject matter expert and deploying this alongside your technical skills to achieve ambitious income and supporter experience targets- this is the role for you!   

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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Please note, that for home-working roles, we require a reliable WiFi connection and a minimum 10Mb/s broadband. For our home-working employees, we currently offer a home-working allowance of £16 pounds a month (full-time).

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Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do. 

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