Prospect Development Executive - 6538


Save the Children UK has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and motivated individual to join our team as a Prospect Development Executive. This role is pivotal in contributing to our high-performing, agile, and proactive prospect development function, maximizing the impact of our relationship fundraising income streams.

About Us

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.  When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave.  We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

About you

As our Prospect Development Executive, you will play a crucial role in identifying and researching prospects and donors for the Philanthropy and Partnerships and Regional Engagement Departments. Your primary focus will be on enabling these teams to approach and develop new business opportunities, ultimately increasing both income and impact for Save the Children.

You'll thrive in our environment of agile, multi-disciplinary teams, working collaboratively and building strong relationships.

An average week will involve:

Prioritising and responding to research requests, producing concise and detailed profiles on current and prospective donors. You'll develop and maintain relationships with our fundraising teams, manage research needs, and actively seek new opportunities to increase income. Your responsibilities will include utilising and promoting the relationship management database, supporting the development of a sophisticated prospect management system, and staying at the forefront of current trends and best practices in prospect development.

To be successful, it is important that you have:

  • A self-starter with flexibility and initiative
  • Excellent relationship management skills at all organizational levels
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure.
  • Experience with relationship management databases (e.g., CARE or Salesforce)
  • Previous Prospect Development experience in a charity, university, or consultancy environment
  • Some experience UK philanthropic sector and Prospect Development in major gift fundraising
  • An understanding of Data Protection legislation and its impact on Prospect Development

What we offer you:

  • Working for a charity provides one of the best benefits there is – a sense of purpose and reward for helping others. However, we understand the importance of giving back to our employees to ensure a happy and healthy working environment and work/life balance.
  • To have the best (and happiest) employees we focus on flexibility, inclusion, collaboration, and health and wellbeing both in and outside of work.
  • We provide a wide range of benefits which will reward your hard work, motivate you, and inspire you to work to improve the lives of children every day.
  • You can find our employment offer here.

To learn more about the position, please review the Job Description in the attached Documents.

Closing Date: 11th December 2023

Please note:

To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.


Ways of Working:

Remote First – The majority of our roles can be performed remotely, however you may work from the office as often as you wish. Whilst you will be predominantly  working from home,  we may at times require you to come to your contracted office (up to 2-4 days per month or 6-8 days per quarter).  Note: This will be agreed with your Line Manager and team. This is intended to be time spent on collaborating with colleagues and relationship building. 


On-site – There are certain roles that cannot be performed remotely and so your role will be based in an office location and you may occasionally be able to work from home.


Flexible Working - We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: 

Save the Children UK believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable where all children have the opportunity to change their world. We apply this to our workforce and we are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organisation where all employees have a sense of belonging and feel that they can be "Free to Be Me". We are not looking for just one type of person - we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas or challenge that disrupts the risk of group think. 


We are especially interested in people whose childhood experiences - of life on a low income, of migration, of being in a racialised community, of the care system, of being LGBT+ or in an LGBT+ family or living with (or with someone with) a disability - help us to see things we might otherwise miss. Whatever your story is we want to hear it because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world. This is the reason why we are all here. 

To see our full statement please visit this link:


Salary Structure: 

Save the Children is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff. To see our full offer please visit this link:


Interview Expenses: 

Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses accrued when attending interviews at Save the Children UK unless you are requested to attend an interview in an alternative location to where the role is based.


Pre-employment Checks:

Any Employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role


If you have any questions, we have an FAQ section here. For anything else you can email us on:


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Farringdon, London/Home-based
1 St John's Ln, Clerkenwell, , London, UK, EC1M 4AR
  • Division:
    Fundraising & Marketing
  • Location (Role):
    Farringdon, London/Home-based
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Contract
  • Full / Part Time:
    Full time (flexible working options available)
  • Closing Date:
    11 December 2023
  • Salary Range :
    27,200 - 32,000
  • Hours Per Week:
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