Prospect Research Officer

London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE Advancement Office

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the world’s leading universities, specialising in the full range of Social Sciences. Founded in 1895, LSE has an outstanding international reputation. It welcomes many students and faculty from overseas and is a leading voice in the global policy debate. LSE has the highest proportion of world-leading research of any UK university.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join one of the UK’s leading Advancement offices and have a direct impact on fundraising activity in a growing team. It is an exciting time to be joining LSE as the school embarks on a new strategy to redevelop the core campus and as such, the prospect research team will be at the centre of identifying prospective supporters for a myriad of projects across the School, as well as working with fundraisers to establish robust pipelines of philanthropic support for now and the future.

The Prospect Research Officer will be responsible for identifying new prospects and compiling in-depth research on potential and existing donors and will play a central role in handling prospect information on LSE Advancement database. The successful candidate will work side-by-side with the major donor fundraisers, collaborating on various research projects to further the success of the School.

The successful applicant will have previous experience of either prospect research, major gift fundraising or researching high net worth individuals in the private sector. Candidates must be able to exhibit excellent analytical, IT, organisational and problem solving skills, as well as demonstrate exceptional written and verbal communication.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

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Potential to progress to £35,170 per annum inclusive. Appointments are usually made at the bottom of the salary scale.

Applications must be received by 23:59 (UK time) on the closing date: 29th September 2017

Regrettably, we cannot accept any applications received after this date.

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

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