National Theatre
Closing Date
31/05/2024 - 12:00
Employer National Theatre

Prospect Research and Donor Insight Manager

We are looking for a Prospect Research & Donor Insight Manager to join the National Theatre Development Team.

The purpose of the role

This role is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of fundraising at the National Theatre, as we look to grow our income from individual members, major donors, trusts and corporate organisations.

Working with the Senior Prospect Research & Donor Insight Manager, you will develop a strong fundraising pipeline that will ensure the team can reach their long-term targets.

Your natural curiosity will lead you to identify new opportunities using a variety of online sources in combination with the NT’s database, Tessitura, and you will be able to articulate your recommendations to fundraisers in a concise and compelling way. With excellent attention to detail, this role also undertakes due diligence research into potential funders to assess any risks to the NT of accepting funds. This role also manages the Development Operations Assistant, who leads the day-to-day administration of the Development database.

The role has scope to offer insights across the whole Development team and NT senior management, and would suit a strong collaborator with enthusiasm for the work of the NT.

The successful candidate will have the following: 

  • Experience of managing prospect research projects and supporting prospect pipeline management in a fundraising environment.
  • Experience of Tessitura or other customer relations management systems.
  • Proven ability to gather and interpret information for relevance from a variety of sources.
  • An appreciation for donor motivations and ability to make thoughtful connections with projects.
  • Evidence of the ability to present information in a clear and concise manner, both written and orally.

If that sounds like you, this may be the role for you!

Working with us will give you…

  • Complimentary staff tickets for shows and NT Talks and Events, subject to availability and policy.
  • Discounts in the NT’s bars, cafes, restaurants, and bookshop, as well as in local businesses (from Wagamama to local childcare providers & gyms on and around the South Bank)
  • Access to interest-free season ticket loan and Cyclescheme partnership
  • Pension schemes with Legal & General and NEST
  • Sabbatical option, subject to agreement and policy
  • Generous sick pay
  • Family-friendly employer with supporting policies
  • Hybrid and flexible working, subject to agreement and policy
  • Training and Development Programme via e-learning platform, and specialist in-person training relating to role.
  • On-site Occupational Health and welfare support
  • Free-to-access Employee Assistance Programme, enabling counselling and mental wellbeing support, financial and legal advice, and advice on caring responsibilities.
  • On-site staff canteen and bar
  • Staff networks including Amplified: The Ethnically Diverse Network; Disability Staff Network; LGBTQ+ Network; Parents and Parents & Carers Network
  • The NT is also a member of Parents and Carers in the Performing Arts (PiPA)

Please note 

The closing date for the receipt of a completed application is Friday 31st May 2024 at 12 noon.

We support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for our vacancies.

If you would like to speak to someone about any adjustments or have any questions you can email recruitment@nationaltheatre.org.uk and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements.