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Income Generation and Prospect Research Officer

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28 Jul 2021

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Income Generation and Prospect Research Officer

Are you interested in working for an organisation making a real difference to the lives of young blind and partially sighted people?

We are seeking to recruit an Income Generation and Prospect Research Officer to increase the number and range of new prospects for the Funding and Impact team and to support the preparation and submission of formal applications.

Income Generation and Prospect Research Officer Responsibilities:

You will tailor applications to the needs and requirements of funders, have responsibility for small bids (£10k and under), support the Senior Generation Executives with larger bids, and take the lead in researching new and existing funders.

The post holder will ensure income targets are delivered by identifying and applying to relevant trusts with well-researched funding applications. Regular research will be required to identify new and prospective funding streams to ensure a continuous channel of potential support.

Income Generation and Prospect Research Officer Requirements:


• Proven successful experience of soliciting, managing and securing trust or corporate donations (experience of statutory or institutional fundraising an advantage).
• Experience of writing reports for funders.
• Thorough knowledge of the essential components of income generation including account management and stewardship.
• Excellent writing skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to translate RSBC's cause into a variety of compelling propositions.
• Evidence of working collaboratively across an organisation to gather data and information for proposals and reporting.
• To be emotionally intelligent and have the resilience to cope with rejection.
• Ability to multi-task effectively during busy periods.
• Excellent customer care skills.
• Proactive and self motivated.
• Excellent organisational skills.
• Strong user of Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word and Powerpoint.


• Experience of working with customer databases.
• Experience of disability charities and/or children and young people's charities.

In return we offer a competitive range of benefits including a generous annual leave allowance of 27 days (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service) + bank holidays, flexible working opportunities, 3% contribution towards pension, and season ticket loan. We are a welcoming, diverse and inclusive workforce and are a Disability Confident Employer. We also hold the Investors in People Silver Award.

About Royal Society for Blind Children:

Here at the Royal Society for Blind Children we believe that every blind young person should have the chance to live life without limits. Our values of Trust, Energy, Ambition, and Motivation underpin everything we do, and by giving young people the essential skills to take control of their life, they can unleash their true potential.

The Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, all posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service and 2 satisfactory professional references.

Registered Charity No.307892

Location: London (Will consider flexibility in remote working)

Type: Full time, Permanent (37 hours per week)

Salary: £24,000 per annum

Closing date: 6 August

Interview: 11 & 12 August

You may have experience of the following: Donor Retention Coordinator, Individual Giving Coordinator, Fundraising Support Coordinator, Bid Assistant, Bid Administrator, Bid Support, Sales Support, Sales Executive, Business Development, Income Generation, Lead Generation, Prospect Research Officer, Fundraiser, Donor, Donations, Philanthropy, Philanthropist, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not For Profit, etc.

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