Client:       Heriot Watt University


Job Title:   Research and Market Intelligence Officer


Salary:       £31,076 - £39,324 (Grade 7)


Location:   Edinburgh


Job Type:   Permanent – Full Time


Sector:       Education



Our Client


Our client, Heriot-Watt University, is Scotland's most international university with five campuses: three in the UK (Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney), one in Dubai and one in Malaysia. The University offers a highly distinctive range of degree programmes in the specialist areas of science, engineering, design, business and languages.


With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made it one of the top UK universities for business and industry. It connects with industry at every level and develops programmes to match their needs – so employers get work-ready industry-fit graduates.


Job Description


Research and intelligence is vital for day-to- day activities helping to inform alumni relations and wider fundraising activities. As they move forward in the medium term to develop an institutional fundraising campaign, an in-depth understanding of prospect wealth and giving propensity will be vital to help them determine future income targets. It is within this context, they are proposing to create a new Research and Market Intelligence analyst role to provide intelligence around their growing prospect and donor pool, inform the fundraising process and to make a direct contribution to future fundraising targets through the preparation and submission of high quality applications to charitable trusts and foundations. In addition, the role-holder will undertake due diligence around gift acceptance taking into account ethical issues as well as determining any financial or reputational risks.


About you


We are seeking to attract candidates who work collaboratively as part of a team, are educated to degree level, who have extensive experience of prospect research, prospect management and analysis of biographical, philanthropic, professional and financial information of individuals, companies, foundations and trust donors and prospects. They will have experience of interrogating and analysing information in CRM databases (particularly Raisers Edge) who can demonstrate the ability to problem solve and work efficiently under pressure.


This is an exciting time to join the team to help shape its alumni and development programme and to make a significant contribution to the further development and success of the institution as a whole.





Panel Interview dates: 24 th and 25 th August 2017




To Apply: Please send a copy of your current CV along with a covering letter


demonstrating why you are a suitable candidate for this post to;




If you would like to have an informal and confidential chat about this role please contact;


Peter Caithness on +44 (0)1241 410405 or +44 (0)7803 513056