Prospect Researcher

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 20 hours ago

Reference 1439554

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Prospect Researcher based in Belfast.


Prospect Researcher

Ref: 19/107823

Development & Alumni Relations Office

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m.  We offer generous terms and conditions of employment underpinned by excellent benefits including attractive well-being, family friendly and other lifestyle benefits.

Our five core values – Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence – are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation.

The Development and Alumni Relations Office maintains lifelong relationships with former students of the University now living and working all over the world.   It also helps to ensure that future generations of students will continue to benefit from world-class research and teaching offered at Queen’s by raising money, through the Queen’s Foundation, from alumni and friends and charitable foundations for projects that are of strategic importance to the University, its students and staff.

You will develop a systematic programme of research to identify potential donors and supporters for priority projects as identified in the University’s Corporate Plan and other projects as required. You will also assist the fundraising team in developing cultivation and fundraising strategies for specific prospects and monitor the progress of fundraising approaches and recommend appropriate follow-up.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A degree
  • A minimum of 2 year’s recent experience (within the last 5 years) of working in a research role, in a fundraising or market research environment.
  • Understanding of research methodology
  • Experience in project management of research projects

Further information about the Directorate can be found online.

Salary scale: £28,331 to £32,817 per annum

To Apply please click the APPLY NOW button below to be directed to our website.

Closing date: Friday 27 September 2019

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 09 October 2019

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’.  You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability. 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.