Prospect Research Manager

Position: Prospect Research Manager

Location: Cricklewood, London

Salary: £37,862 - £43,163 pro-rata

Closing date:
Wednesday 3 April 2019

About us 

We put people living with MS at the centre of everything we do, and it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our vision is a world free from the effects of MS. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure. But until then, we'll do all we can to help people with MS to live life, knowing they don't have to face MS alone. Our strategy is based on what people with MS have told us is important to them. It gives us a clear and determined focus.

We have big aspirations and we need brilliant new people to help us achieve our ambitious goals. Will you join our team to stop MS?

About you

We're looking for an experienced and ambitious Prospect Research Manager to lead and manage a successful prospect research programme. The programme supports all aspects of fundraising, with a particular focus on high value partnerships in the major donor, corporate and trust teams, and our ground breaking research appeal.

In this role, you'll manage two prospect researchers and will work closely with other managers in the Engagement & Fundraising directorate. You'll be an internal champion for the Prospect Research team and will lead an organisation-wide best practice approach to prospect research. You'll review and implement prospect research processes to effectively manage prospect pipelines, support portfolio development, and maximise new income generation opportunities.

You'll have a proven track record of managing prospect researchers. You'll also be able to demonstrate experience of having successfully implemented an overarching strategy for a prospect research function.

You'll be a confident communicator, skilled at building internal relationships to improve supporter journeys and optimise fundraising income.

We offer 27 days annual leave pro rata (excluding bank holidays), a travel loan, supported developmental opportunities and various other benefits.

If you'd like to discuss any aspect of the role please contact Natalie Westfall, Head of Strategy & Planning (Philanthropy & Partnerships) on 02084380713 or at

We're open to discuss different types of employment we can offer: fixed term (minimum 9 months), temp to perm, permanent contract, and flexible working hours.

How to apply

  1. Send your cv and a covering letter to or post it to MS Society, 372 Edgware Road, London, NW2 6ND
  2. Remember to put the job title in the subject header. You can find it at the top of this page.
  3. When we get your application we'll send you an automatic email to confirm we've received it. We aim to inform you of the outcome of your application within two weeks of the deadline for applying.

Your covering letter

Your covering letter should tell us why you want this role and how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. If you're currently employed it would be helpful for us to know what your current salary is and how much notice you need to give your current employer.

Equal opportunities 

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and to fair and transparent recruitment processes. So we'd be grateful if you'd complete our equal opportunity monitoring form. It's for our monitoring purposes only. The selection panel will not see it at any stage of the selection process

We're a Disability Confident employer. If you consider yourself disabled, we hope you will feel able to tell us about any adjustments you need if invited for interview. And any adjustments you might need to your working environment if you came to work for us.