RSPB – 2 x Senior Legacy Officer

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Job Title: Senior Legacy Officer
Organisation: RSPB
Salary: £39,267.00 - £47,335.00 Per Annum
Contract Type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Location: Flexible Hybrid in UK, with monthly attendance at HQ in Sandy, Beds
Closing Date: 5 January 2024

Reference: NOV2023377
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave

We are looking to invite two enthusiastic Senior Legacy Officers to join our growing, highly successful Legacy Administration Team, part of RSPB’s Income and Conservation Investment Directorate.  Legacy income is one of our most significant income streams and you will play a key part in maximising the RSPB’s future income ensuring our vital conservation work continues.

What we need from you


  • Significant experience in:
    • using FirstClass 4 as well as being proficient in Microsoft packages; and
    • managing a caseload of complex, high value and contentious legacies.
  • Experience in mentoring and providing advice, support and guidance to colleagues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills which display sensitivity, tact and discretion.
  • Up to date knowledge of probate, tax and charity law, Charity Commission regulations and data protection relating to charity estate administration.
  • Experience in talking to a range of diverse stakeholders and the ability to communicate complex issues to senior management and our supporters alike.


A recognised legacy administration qualification, such as the Institute of Legacy Management’s Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration (CiCLA).

Additional Information

  • There are two Permanent, Full-Time roles for 37.5 hours per week.
  • These are hybrid roles with a requirement to attend our UKHQ at least once a month.

Closing date: 23:59, Friday 5th January 2024

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

No agencies please.

Closed on 5 January 2024

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