Prospect Research Manager

Application deadline: 12 November 2023, 11.59pm CET.

The Good Food Institute Europe is looking for a Prospect Research Manager to support GFI’s fundraising efforts in Europe.

Photo: ©Cédric Puisney

Background to the role

The Good Food Institute Europe (GFI Europe) is at the forefront of the movement to transform meat production in order to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger, to antibiotic resistance and animal suffering.

We work with scientists, businesses and policymakers to make plant-based and cultivated meat (grown directly from cells) delicious, affordable and accessible. Please check out the rest of our website, our 2022 Year in Review and our 2022 Europe Highlights blog post to find out more about who we are and what we do.

We are at an exciting stage in our growth and are looking for a Prospect Research Manager to support GFI’s fundraising efforts in Europe. For more information about this role, please take a look at the job brochure.

How you will make a difference

The work of GFI is powered by philanthropy. Reporting to the Senior Philanthropy Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining a healthy and sustainable pipeline of philanthropic prospects for GFI, and you will be a strategic partner to our frontline fundraising team. 

An initial focus of your role will be the project management of a philanthropic landscape analysis of the funding potential for GFI in Europe. This will help to inform our future prospect development strategy, fully aligned and integrated with the GFI global fundraising strategy, and as such, this role will have high responsibility and high impact. 

Your performance in this role has the potential to make a significant impact on how quickly Europe and the world move to a more ethical and sustainable food system.

To achieve this, you will:

Your work will be predominantly focused on donors and prospects to GFI Europe and Europe-based prospects and donors to GFI globally; however, due to GFI’s global collaborative development model, you may also provide some support to our US and global fundraising teams as the need arises.

Who we’re looking for

You must have:

It would be an advantage to have some or all of the following attributes, but none of them are prerequisites, and we welcome applications from candidates without any or all of them:

We want the best people and we know that building a diverse, inclusive workplace leads to stronger, happier, more productive and resilient teams. We strongly encourage people of every ethnicity, orientation, age, gender, origin, socio-economic background, and ability to apply. As a pan-European organisation, we welcome applications from across the whole continent. Because we value a diverse workplace, we prioritise an inclusive culture absent of discrimination and harassment during the application process and after you join the team.

Benefits and the fine print

Application process

Please upload your CV (without a picture) and sample work tasks through this short application form. The sample work tasks document can be found here.

We want you to have every opportunity to shine and show us your talents – we are happy to make all the reasonable adjustments that we possibly can to make sure the assessment process works for you. Email us at

The full application process is outlined in the job brochure. We really look forward to hearing from you!

Any questions?

The recording of our recent live question and answer session on the role can be seen below.

If you have any questions about this role, please do reach out to us at If you’ve read this far but decided not to apply, please share this job description with someone else in your network who you think might be a good fit for the role! Thank you.

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