Dogs Trust – Legacy Administrator

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Job Title: Legacy Administrator
Organisation: Dogs Trust
Salary: £29,000 to £32,000 per year
Contract Type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 35
Location: London (with Hybrid working)
Closing Date: 9 July 2024
Interview Date: Provisionally scheduled for week commencing 22nd July 2024

Are you an experienced administrator with a knowledge of wills and legacy gifts, who is passionate about animal welfare?

We’re looking for a Legacy Administrator to join our Legal team, to ensure that Dogs Trust is processing gifts efficiently, playing a crucial role in the administration of this important income.

About this job:
As Legacy Administrator, you’ll:

  • be the first point of contact for the Legal team, representing the charity in communications with legal professionals and the public,
  • manage your own caseload of legacies, maintaining relationships with legal professionals, members of the public, and other beneficiaries to ensure income is processed swiftly,
  • support with the administration of legacy data, from handling post to ensuring information is recorded accurately in the database.

About you:
To be successful in this role, you’ll need strong administration skills, with the ability to manage a varied and busy workload effectively. You’ll also need excellent communication skills, from drafting written correspondence to interacting with the public on the phone, ideally you’ll have experience of having sensitive conversations as you’ll be in regular contact with bereaved family members. Attention to detail is also an essential part of this role, as well as a knowledge of Wills, Probate and Trust law. A commitment to the aims and objectives of Dogs Trust is essential.

About Dogs Trust:
We love dogs. That’s why we do whatever we can to make sure every four-legged friend gets the love they deserve. We’ll never put a healthy dog down, so our work is focused on helping dogs in need, supporting owners every step of the walk, and creating a better world for dogs in the future. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1891 and how we’ve grown to become the UK’s leading dog charity, helping 12,000 loyal friends find their forever homes every year.

To apply for this position please visit our website. Our application process requires you complete an application form and a covering letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role. Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive enough suitable interest, so to avoid disappointment early application is encouraged.

Dogs are incredibly diverse, much like the humans that love them! At Dogs Trust we value diversity and we’re committed to fostering an inclusive culture.  We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce helps us to achieve our mission. Our colleague networks give our people a voice acting as vehicles for real and meaningful change within Dogs Trust.  We truly want to see every candidate shine throughout the entire job application process, interview stages, and during their time with us. If there’s anything on your mind or any adjustments you may need, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Feel free to send us an email at We’re here to support you every step of the way.

Closed on 9 July 2024

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