NSPCC – Senior Legacy Management Officer

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Job Title: Senior Legacy Management Officer
Organisation: NSPCC
Salary: £32,203 - £40,821 plus £3,366 London Weighting (OR home based allowance where relevant)
Contract Type: Full time
Hours: 35/week
Location: London, hybrid or home based with travel to London office
Closing Date: 3 March 2024
Interview Date: week commencing 11 March

Every childhood is worth fighting for. This is our belief. We all share it.

Do you want to be part of a team using their probate knowledge to deliver over £20million income to help protect children and prevent abuse?  If so, we’d love to hear from you.

 About the role

We’re looking for a Senior Legacy Management Officer to join our specialist team.

You’ll be responsible for

  • managing a caseload of residuary, life interest, discretionary and high value legacies, including those which are contentious, identifying and resolving complex case issues, such as tax, probate, trusts and property
  • ensuring we have received and accounted for all the funds for each legacy generously left to the NSPCC, in a timely, sensitive manner, maximising estate value wherever possible.
  • managing the Legacy Management Executive and provide mentoring to team colleagues, sharing your knowledge and supporting professional development.

We’ll rely on you to liaise confidently and sensitively with solicitors, co-beneficiary charities, executors, friends & family etc. protecting both the income and our reputation.

You will also deputise for the Head of Legacy Management where required and proactively contribute to a collaborative and highly effective team.

About you

To carry out this role successfully you will

  • have significant experience in Legacies and Estate Administration, both contentious and non-contentious, with significant knowledge of Probate and Trust Law
  • be self-motivated, highly organised, have strong attention to detail, the ability to research and have a solution-focused approach
  • be able to effectively supervise and support your direct line report as well as positively contribute to the overall team
  • have excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills in order to manage relationships with professional and non-professional executors, as well as next of kin and claimants

You will also hold a recognised legal/ legacy profession qualification such as a Solicitor, ILEX, STEP, ILM Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration (CiCLA)/ Diploma in Charity Legacy Management.

This is a real opportunity to make a difference to children’s lives, but we also like to reward people by offering a great working environment, being part of a friendly and supportive team, and offering stimulating and challenging work, with plenty of development opportunities.  We offer a variety of rewards and benefits including generous annual leave, employee benefits and assistance programme, pension and life assurance schemes.

Join us at this exciting time and you’ll become part of an expanding team that cares about the work they do and the people they work with. You’ll discover opportunities to grow, along with challenges and a shared purpose that’ll bring the best out in you. And you’ll get to find your own way to make a difference that means more, and that impacts millions of young lives. We want to ensure roles are accessible and inclusive of everyone, which is why the NSPCC offers a high degree of flexibility around ways of working.

Closed on 3 March 2024

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