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Legacy Fundraising Manager

NFP People
Home based
£41740 Per Annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

Job Details

Legacy Fundraising Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for a Legacies Manager to join an innovative leading children's charity delivering projects to support disadvantaged children, young people, their families, and communities.

Position: Legacies Manager

Location: Home based

Salary: £41,740 per annum

Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 3rd May 2024

Shortlisting date: 10th May 2024

Interview date(s): Week commencing 20th May 2024

You will be working for one of the UK's leading children's charities, firmly supported by Christian beliefs and values, helping to support disadvantaged children and their families through delivering projects to support children, young people, their families, and communities to find long-lasting solutions to the challenges they face.

The Role

As the Legacies Manager, you will assume a pivotal role within our dynamic Partnership and Development team. Your primary responsibility will be to lead the strategy and execution of our legacy programme, driving forward our mission to support vulnerable children, young people, and families across the UK. Drawing upon your strategic vision and extensive experience in fundraising, you will design and implement innovative legacy campaigns aimed at maximising income generation and expanding the reach of the organisation’s Family Hubs.

Your day-to-day activities will involve collaborating closely with fundraising and partnership development experts to develop compelling legacy propositions and engage potential donors effectively. You will leverage your exceptional interpersonal skills to build and nurture relationships with legacy supporters, inspiring them to leave a lasting impact through their philanthropy. Additionally, you will utilise your expertise in data analysis to inform decision-making and refine campaign strategies, ensuring optimal outcomes and return on investment. As a strategic thinker and innovative leader, you will have the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families.

Key responsibilities of the Legacies Manager include:


  • Develop and implement a legacy strategy/plan aligned with the charity's goals to increase/improve outreach to and engagement with legacy supporters and raise legacy income around agreed goals.
  • Provide excellent stewardship to all supporters who engage with legacies, working with stakeholders to ensure journeys are insight-led, respond to audience needs, and are well documented and reported upon.
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of legacy giving initiatives and regularly report on progress to senior leadership and key stakeholders. Use data and analytics to inform decision-making and continuously improve strategies for maximising legacy support.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the end-to-end process for delivering the legacies plan is designed and documented. This includes solving problems in circumstances where there is minimal guidance available from established practices and precedents within the organisation.
  • Work closely with the Head of Relationship Fundraising and other fundraising colleagues to ensure that all fundraising activities are well-coordinated and contribute towards the overall fundraising strategy.
  • Identify growth opportunities that foster organisational projects which impact and improve the Legacy programme.
  • Develop and execute marketing and promotional campaigns to raise awareness of legacy giving opportunities within the organisation. Utilise various communication channels, including digital platforms, events, and printed Job Description & Person Specification materials, to effectively promote the importance of legacy giving and its impact on the organisation's mission.


About You

As the ideal candidate for the role of Legacies Manager, you are approachable and articulate, with the confidence to engage effectively with donors and stakeholders. Your conscientious nature ensures that you approach every task with diligence and attention to detail, while your continuous learning mindset drives you to stay informed about the latest trends and best practices in legacy fundraising. Your creativity allows you to develop innovative campaign strategies that capture the attention of donors and inspire action, while your diplomatic approach enables you to navigate complex relationships and resolve conflicts effectively. As a good listener and information seeker, you value input from others and actively seek out new opportunities for growth and collaboration.

You are an independent and self-motivated professional, capable of taking initiative and driving projects forward with minimal supervision. Your persuasive communication style and proactive attitude make you an influential advocate for the organisation's mission and values. If you are ready to leverage your interpersonal skills and expertise to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children and families across the UK, we invite you to join us and be part of our transformative journey. Apply now and take the next step toward a rewarding career dedicated to driving positive change.

About the Organisation

An innovative leading children's charity delivering projects to support disadvantaged children, young people, their families, and communities, working with a range of partners to provide creative solutions including children and family centres, school counselling, preschool nurseries, family support and children affected by imprisonment and offending.

Benefits include:


  • Continuous professional development
  • Regular support through supervision, appraisal & well-being initiatives
  • In house learning platform
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Charity discount scheme


The charity is committed to making a positive impact, and we're looking for someone like you. If you're ready to take the next step in your fundraising career and make a lasting difference in the lives of those who need it most, we invite you to apply and be part of the team.

We actively encourage applications from a broad and deep range of backgrounds and experiences. This post is subject to necessary safeguarding checks including an appropriate level DBS Disclosure. The organisation is a Living Wage Employer.

Other roles you may have experience with could include Fundraising Manager, Trusts and Statutory Manager, Legacy, Legacy In Memory Fundraiser, Legacy and In Memory, Legacy Relationships, Legacy Giving, Probate, Wills, Trusts, Inheritance, Legacy Administration.

PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.


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01234 815658
6 West Street
MK46 5HR

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