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Fundraising Prospect Researcher

Fundraising Prospect Researcher 

Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 6,600 women and children in our national network of services. These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs / ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless. 

Position: Prospect Researcher 
Location: Head Office, London 
Job type: Part Time, Permanent 
Hours: 22.5 hours per week (We are happy to consider candidates looking for flexible working options) 
Salary: £26,271 per annum 
Benefits: 28 days annual leave, Peoples Pension, an employee assistance programme 

Closing date: 13 May 2019 
Interview dates: 21 and 22 May 2019 

About the role: 

We have an exciting opportunity to join our passionate and dynamic fundraising team at Refuge, to support our goal of creating a world where violence against women and girls is not tolerated. 

Reporting to the Head of Major Giving, this is a new role which will work with colleagues across Fundraising to deliver quality research and GDPR compliance, developing structures and processes contributing to the overall success of our team. 


The post holder will prepare quality research profiles for Major Giving, Corporate and Trusts and own the Raiser’s Edge data management process for Major Giving. You will create a prospect research strategy, making a significant contribution to Refuge’s fundraising strategy and helping us achieve our ambitious target to increase multi-year, sustainable income. 

About you: 

You will have demonstrable experience of research and data management processes, ideally understanding prospect pipeline management. You are experienced in using Microsoft Office and databases, and have outstanding organisational and administrative skills. 

You will be confident working in a busy office environment, managing a range of tasks. Communication skills and balancing a varying workload are of vital importance as this role requires working across a range of teams with. 

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field. 

A Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role. 

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpins all of our work. 

No agencies please - as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down. 

You may have experience of the following: Prospect Researcher, Fundraising, Data Analysis, Fundraising Officer, Donors, Gifts, Major Giving, Marketing, Charity, Third Sector, Not for Profit, Database Management, Raisers Edge etc.