Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity – Legacy Officer

Job listing

Job Title: Legacy Officer
Organisation: Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity
Salary: £31,312
Contract Type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 (moving to a 35 hour week in the near future)
Location: London, with hybrid working (2 days in the office)
Closing Date: 2 July 2023
Interview Date: tbc

Role overview
For many people a legacy is the most incredible gift they can make to the people and causes they cared about during their lifetime. If you have experience of and a passion for legacy management and want to help ensure that the final wishes of our supporters are honoured, then this is the job for you!

About the Charity
Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, over 600 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity can’t help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Our staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill children starts with you.

About the role
We have a great opportunity for someone to join us at GOSH Charity as Legacy Officer, dealing with a mixture of legacy types but predominantly residuary gifts. As a key member of the Legacy Management Team the successful candidate will work to maximise the value of our legacies, which provide an essential income stream for the charity.

About the team
The Legacy Management team is currently a small team of five with a Legacy Administrator, two Legacy Officers and a Legacy Case Manager all reporting into the Head of Legacy Management. The team sits in the Fundraising Directorate and manages the largest net income stream for GOSH Charity, providing more than £20m every year. We have just embarked upon an ambitious ten-year strategy to substantially grow legacy income and the Legacy Management team works closely with our colleagues in the Legacy Marketing team to support the strategy.

About you
To be successful in this role, you will need to have relevant experience of probate law and estate administration, ideally from a charity legacy management perspective, however this role will also suit qualified professionals looking to make the switch to the charity sector. You will also be a motivated self-starter capable of managing a caseload of potentially complex estates, who is sensitive to the emotional impact that death can have on the families of legacy supporters.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • The ability to process and summarise large volumes of legal information effectively
  • The confidence to make decisions and communicate recommendations with senior internal stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills across a broad range of external stakeholders
  • A broad knowledge of charitable tax exemptions and their application including: income, inheritance and capital gains tax
  • A working knowledge of the FirstClass database
  • Completed the Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration (CiCLA)

Please refer to the full job description for more information.

What we offer

  • 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), with the option to buy or sell up to 5 days
  • A flexible approach to working arrangements
  • Access to our enhanced pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Discounted season ticket loan
  • Access to various health and wellbeing schemes, including the employee assistance programme

Next steps and how to apply
If you think this is the role and organisation for you, then we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and complete our short application form, along with a cover letter explaining why you would like to work for us and how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification.

Closing date: 2nd July 2023
We reserve the right to extend or close this vacancy early without warning subject to the volume of suitable applicants.

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
We recognise that people from some backgrounds are under-represented in our workforce and across the wider Charity sector. In April 2021 we launched our ambitious three-year EDI strategy committing to becoming a more inclusive workforce, reflecting the diverse communities that we work with and for and demonstrating this through all our areas of work. A more diverse workforce will enable us to deliver even more impact and we particularly encourage applications from communities which are under-represented in the charity. This includes people from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds, people with a disability, people who are LGBT+ or who are from less advantaged socioeconomic groups.

Further information on our EDI strategy can be found here: GOSH Charity EDI Strategy

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Closed on 2 July 2023

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