Contract type: Permanent
35 hours per week
Salary: Circa GBP 35,000
About the role
British Red Cross has an exciting opportunity for a highly organised and innovative individual to join our dynamic legacy department as a Legacy Officer. You will be responsible for a caseload of around 400 legacy files and to ensure the efficient and timely administration of all legacies due to the British Red Cross and maximise their value wherever possible.
About the team
The Finance, Planning and Resources Directorate ensures the organisation's effective management of its resources to meet the organisational strategy to focus on making a difference to people in crisis and ensure we are truly aligned to our mission, values and fundamental principles. Working across the organisation, the Directorate ensures that our money, and non-financial resources, for example property, project management resources, are effectively managed to ensure our funds are best used on front line service provision, as well as providing oversight of the management of risk and compliance. The Directorate works through strong organisational links with a focus on engagement through transparency and openness.
About the person
You will be highly numerate and have following skills and experience:
- Qualified Solicitor; ILM Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration (CiCLA); or equivalent proven legacy experience
- Proven experience in the relevant fields of law or as a charity legacy administrator
- Experience of Wills, Probate and Trust Law
- Proven experience of dealing with own caseload
- IT literate
Closing date for applications is 23:59 on the 8th of September with interviews to follow on 14th and 15th of September.
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About the organisation
The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.
Our volunteers and staff help people in crisis to live independently by providing support at home, mobility aids and transport. We also teach first aid skills.
We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network. We refuse to ignore people in crisis.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
- 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
- Up to 6% contributory pension
- Childcare vouchers
The British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes PVG/DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
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