Legacy Officer (Engagement)

Home Based covering Midlands, East Yorkshire and Humberside including Hull, Nottingham, Coventry and
£26,537 to £28,100 per annum
01 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you a passionate communicator? Do you have a track record in building strong, long-term relationships?

An exciting opportunity has presented itself for a Legacy Officer (Engagement) to become an integral member of the Fundraising & Marketing team.

You will work across all Guide Dogs’ functions and departments within your defined area to highlight and promote the area of legacy and In Memoriam giving to all Guide Dogs supporters as well as to and by internal stakeholders.

Role details:

Location: Home based, covering Midlands, East Yorkshire and Humberside including Hull, Nottingham, Coventry and Peterborough.
Contract: Fixed-term contract for 12 months in view of becoming permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Interviews: week commencing 4th September 2017.
Key requirements: Right to work in the UK

Role in a nutshell:

To be successful in this role you will have an absolute commitment to building relationships with both staff, volunteers and supporters.

As an excellent communicator, you will inspire legacy consideration and support from a diverse range of supporters through both one to one and group communications, utilising networks of volunteers, service users and staff to help spread awareness of this key income stream.

You will have the ability to manage, build upon and develop Legacy Engagement initiatives, which includes running an Events program and other activities within your defined geographic area so that we can sustain and grow our number of legacy and in memoriam supporters to secure future legacy income.

For more information on this role and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below. To apply for this position, please use the online application form. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.

In return you will join the UK’s most trusted charity (Charity Brand Index 2016) and help work towards a world where people who are blind or partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.

We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

As a member of staff we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.

Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.

Safeguarding Statement
Guide Dogs is committed to ensuring that children, young people and vulnerable adults who come into contact with Guide Dogs staff and volunteers are treated with respect, and are free from all forms of abuse or mistreatment. We are also committed to ensuring that all staff and volunteers are aware of their responsibilities, and have the knowledge and skills necessary to promote and maintain the welfare and safety of those with whom they come into contact.