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Prospect Researcher

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £26,000
  • Edinburgh – hybrid working
  • Closing 6th April 2022

  • Advertised from 24th March 2022
  • 35 hours per week, flexible working hours


Main Purpose of Job

Winning Leishman are seeking an experienced prospect researcher to join our team. This post will involve research into grant makers using a variety of approaches, maintaining records, and keeping track of proposals, reports and other communications to maximise long-term income generation on behalf of Winning Leishman’s clients.

Position in Organisation

Report to the Winning Leishman Directors.


• Support the identification of trust and foundation funding opportunities through research

• Match funder motivations with client opportunities

• Maintain accurate database records

• Maintain a schedule of applications and reports

Person Specification

Skills & Experience

• Minimum 1 years’ experience in prospect research with trusts and foundations (essential)

• Experience of the charity sector (essential)

• Reliable and well organised with good time management skills and ability to meet deadlines

• Excellent IT skills, Excel and MS Office, with a working knowledge of database systems

• Strong attention to detail

• A systems thinker

• Professional, courteous, respectful and confident

• Proactive and self -motivated with a positive and enthusiastic approach to teamwork


• Degree (in any subject), studying towards a degree or equivalent (essential)

Experience: A minimum of 1 year of experience working as a prospect researcher or trusts and foundations fundraiser in the charity sector is essential.

Application notes

Key Dates

Closing date: Wednesday 6th April at 12 noon

Interviews (by Zoom): Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th April

Start date: By arrangement

How to Apply

Send a 2-page CV and 1-page cover letter/email to In your cover letter please summarise how you meet the job description and person specification and explain your motivation in applying for the post.

You should also provide names and addresses of two references. References will only be contacted for the successful candidate but will be contacted before any formal offer of employment is made.

Please note for cost saving purposes we will only contact applicants that will be invited for interview. If you have not heard from us after one week following the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful.