Creative Support | Permanent | London | £32,000/annum

Data, Research, Development Coordinator – Higher Education Job

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A leading private university with a rich culture and reputation, is seeking a Data & Research Officer to be part of a small development team. This role is reporting to the new Head of Development, to proactively manage data to support fundraising efforts. This university specializes in creative/design and architecture courses.

This position is to provide data analysis to optimise the use of data, you will identify and put forward prospects, and you will provide detailed and considered research profiles.

Main Responsibilities:
Data Management

  • Manage all data held on the database which relates to donors and prospective donors to support the stewardship and cultivation of donors.
  • With the Head of Development, create processes to ensure that data is added appropriately to the database to ensure effective stewardship of donors.
  • Provide accurate data for mailings, appeals, invitations, donor lists and reports.
  • Input key data, such as addresses and gift information, on the database, ensuring consistency across records.
  • Handle confidential information in a sensitive, ethical manner; comply with current legal data requirements by monitoring data privacy regulations, best practice and industry standards; update data storage and protection practices as necessary.
  • Improve the depth and quality of information on the database using both internal and external sources, and ensure that the university is proactive and creative in its data capture activities.
  • Maintain the integrity of the data through regular cleansing and training of colleagues.
  • Work with the Database Developer to create reports and improvements to the database.

Prospect Management

  • Proactively manage prospect lists, creating a system to code prospects and reports to be used by fundraisers to support their efforts moving prospects along the prospect pipeline.
  • Lead on the identification of prospect groups and individual prospects to be introduced into the prospect pipeline.


  • Use standard and innovative research techniques in order to rate prospects according to capacity, propensity and ability to give.
  • Produce detailed research profiles to support fundraisers in their approaches, including due diligence research.
  • Research and recommend appropriate research tools, such as third party lists and databases, managing their use.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies on the ethical acceptance of gifts and management of gifts.

About you:


  • Experience in a related area of data management and/or prospect research within fundraising in the Higher Education, arts or charity sectors
  • Experience researching potential prospects using a range of sources
  • A track record of preparing briefs and profiles on individuals, trusts and companies
  • Experience of training others and sharing knowledge
  • Knowledge or understanding of implementing the Data Protection Act
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent IT literacy (Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organizational skills, methodical approach and attention to detail and accuracy


  • Experience of working in a development or alumni office within the HE or arts sector
  • Knowledge of prospect rating systems and prospect pipeline management
  • Experience of working with external agencies
  • Experience of working in a small team, with an understanding of the need to be flexible and adaptable, and the ability to respond swiftly to opportunities.

This is a wonderful opportunity with an organisation which will give you unrivalled live/work balance. Working hours are 10am-5:30pm Monday to Friday. One will also be given student holidays as well as 20 days to use at your leisure.

Please apply without delay to Gabrielle Saw, Creative Support Specialist at Adrem Group.

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