VAC2760 - Prospect Development Manager

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Worker - England and Wales

Salary: £32,622 - £35,624 - actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) (+ London allowance of £3,600 if applicable)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 31 January 2022

Interview Date: Week Commencing 24th January7th February 2022

Contact: Emily O’Connor - / 07483133807

VAC2760 - Prospect Development Manager

Are you passionate about making a difference to people affected by dementia? Are you an excellent and experienced prospect researcher looking for a new challenge? This could be the role for you! Alzheimer’s Society 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.

This role is a pivotal part of our Supporter Experience team, enabling our High Value fundraisers to connect and deepen relationships with supporters. You will lead the prospect research strategy for Alzheimer’s Society, working closely with our High Value teams to reach our ambitious income targets.

About the role

The best bits!

  • Managing our Prospect Development function, really getting an opportunity to put you stamp on things & help shape the next phase of our prospect research strategy.
  • Flexing your excellent research skills by supporting an ambitious team of high value fundraisers to achieve their strategic goals.
  • Using your outstanding relationship building skills to forge connections across our welcoming fundraising team to make connections & deliver maximum value and excellent experience for our supporters.
  • Working with incredible colleagues passionate about making a difference and giving our supporters the best experience possible.

Your main responsibility will be managing the Prospect Development team to deliver high quality research, plans and connections, helping us achieve outstanding prospect acquisition and intuitive supporter journeys. Using your unique leadership style and excellent knowledge of prospect research including policies, procedures & processes you will foster a culture of continuous improvement in your specialism. Sitting as part of our Supporter Impact team, you will work together to become an expert on the work of Alzheimer’s Society, ensuring we have ambitious plans for consistently spotting the most current & exciting opportunities to further our fundraising ambitions as well as monitoring, reporting & evaluating the progress against these plans.

About you

Are you an excellent communicator with an analytical brain looking for a new challenge? Do you have great leadership skills and feel comfortable using your initiative to problem solve in a fast-paced environment? You could be an experienced prospect researcher looking to broaden your management experience, who regularly asks – “how can we do this better?” You may be a fundraising manager with a passion for horizon scanning and prospect research looking to expand your technical expertise or you could be someone who fits this description:

  • You will share your knowledge, experience, and expertise through your team and 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 Manager at Alzheimer’s Society, you will lead an exciting variety of projects and work collaboratively with a broad range of internal stakeholders. You will be a subject matter expert and have the opportunity to learn from a diverse array of fundraisers – including corporate, philanthropy, trusts, foundations, and communications specialists. The role will be an opportunity to shape a team, supporting development of technical skillsets such as the use of 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 using your expertise to deliver value and 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.

Additional Information

Job Description

Values & behaviours

Job application guidance

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).

If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact

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. This means ensuring our recruitment processes are barrier-free and inclusive as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact us at

Please note: Some of our roles may require a criminal records check. You can find our policy here

Apply now