Prospect Researcher & Data Entry Assistant

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Edinburgh – hybrid working
  • Closing 10th February 2023

  • Advertised from 19th January 2023
  • 35 hours per week. Flexible working hours/weekends/evenings/a shorter working week could be discussed.


Main Purpose of Job

Winning Leishman are seeking a Prospect Researcher and Data Entry Assistant to join our team. This post will involve collecting, interpreting and entering fundraising data, and maintaining records to keep track of funding proposals, reports and other communications on behalf of Winning Leishman’s clients using a database. You will also support the identification of trust and foundation funding opportunities through research. You will receive comprehensive training.

Position in Organisation

Report to the Winning Leishman Directors.


  • Create and maintain accurate database records
  • Maintain a schedule of applications and reports
  • Independent working to meet targets
  • Match funder motivations with client opportunities
  • Support the identification of trust and foundation funding opportunities through searches

Person Specification

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in charity/fundraising sector (essential)
  • Reliable and well organised with good time management skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail and a systems thinker with a methodical approach
  • Excellent IT skills, Excel and MS Office, with a working knowledge of database systems
  • Proactive and able to stay motivated whilst undertaking methodical data entry tasks
  • Understanding of data protection and GDPR
  • Professional, courteous, respectful and confident


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

Experience: A minimum of 1 year of experience working in administration or prospect research within charity or fundraising sectors.

Application notes

Closing date: Wednesday 10th February at 12 noon

Interviews (by Zoom): Thursday 2nd March

Start date: By arrangement

To apply, please 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.