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Prospect Research Officer

Contract Type
Charity, Education
£28,241 - £32,689 per annum inclusive, with potential to progress to £35,170 per annum inclusive.
Expiry Date
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.

Job Description

LSE Advancement

Prospect Research Officer


Salary: £28,241 - £32,689 per annum inclusive, with potential to progress to £35,170 per annum inclusive. Appointments are usually made at the bottom of the salary scale.


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.


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.


To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email


The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 29th September 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.