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Prospect Research Manager

Part Time, Fixed-Term (1 year)

£21,000 per annum (FTE £35,000 pa)

Application deadline: February 17th 2020

By supporting ENB’s vision and the Development Departments Strategic Plans, the Prospect Researcher will be responsible for developing and implementing the prospect research strategy for English National Ballet. Working with the Development team, and specifically the Development Director, the role will play a crucial part in supporting the team in growing relationship leading to revenue income. 

The post-holder will provide support across a diverse range of areas including Philanthropy, Trusts and Foundations and Corporate Partnerships by using prospect researching tools, to collect and analyse research data. An understanding of current fundraising trends and innovations within Arts and Dance and a working knowledge of the principles of high-value fundraising will be instrumental to enhance the audience reach and profile for English National Ballet.


Experience and Knowledge

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent research experience.
  • Experience of collecting and analysing research data, working methodically and with precision, including significant experience specifically in prospect research of individuals, trusts and companies.
  • Experience of working with senior staff and volunteers.
  • Knowledge of key facets of GDPR and how it related to prospect and supporter data.
  • Experience of CRM and/or ticketing databases, preferably Tessitura or equivalent.

 Skills and abilities

  • Good influencing and negotiating skills, focussed on making well-considered (business) decisions.
  • Clear, confident communication (strong-verbal and written) and active listening skills.
  • Efficient time management ability to multitask against strict deadlines, with a focussed and calm approach.
  • Proficient use of the general suite of Microsoft Office Programmes (Outlook, Word, Excel), and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Proficient in the use of CRM system (Tessitura).

Mind Set

  • Professional and ethical approach in all aspects of your work as an ambassador for the Company.
  • Positive enthusiasm for ENB and the performing arts generally.
  • Effective in balancing work and life demands.


Hours of working   

21 hours per week, over 3 days between Monday to Friday (flexible to suit the successful candidate and ENB). Evening and weekend work will occasionally be required.

Selection Process: Interviews are likely to take place in week commencing 24 February 2020.

How to apply

Download the full job description on our website, then please send your CV and covering letter providing evidence of your ability and experience, and the names of your two most recent referees to

English National Ballet

London E14 0SY

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