St Christopher’s Hospice – Legacy Manager

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Job Title: Legacy Manager
Organisation: St Christopher's Hospice
Salary: £33,505 per annum 28 hours per week /£43,078 per annum 36 hours per week
Contract Type: Full time, Part time, Permanent
Hours: 28 hours or 36 hours
Location: Sydenham & Orpington
Closing Date: 21 July 2024
Interview Date: Thursday 25 July

JOB TITLE:   Legacy Manager

SALARY:        £43,078k 

HOURS:         28 or 36 hours per week

LOCATION: Hybrid (split to be agreed) – onsite working at our Sydenham Site, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, London SE26 6DZ

Please note that this position includes occasional evening and weekend working.

About Us

This is a fantastic opportunity to work at a leading Hospice who aspires to a world in which all dying people and those close to them have access to care and support, whenever and wherever they need it. St Christopher’s Hospice was founded in 1967 by Dame Cicely Saunders, and became the first hospice of the modern hospice movement. We provide invaluable care and support to over 7,500 people across the five London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.

The fundraising team generates more than £10m every year, around half of which comes through gifts left to the charity as legacies. We organise a programme of appeals, campaigns and events, administer our own lottery, make applications to charitable foundations, engage with local business and support individuals who give in-memory of a loved one. This is delivered by a strong employed fundraising team, supported by a number of wonderful volunteers.

Your new role 

Are you keen on creating a lasting legacy? Are you adept at storytelling to inspire action? Do you enjoy engaging with supporters and building relationships?

If so, we have the perfect role for you!

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and confident “people person” with excellent organisational skills who is committed to providing first class supporter care. Essentially, you will have experience in legacy fundraising and/or the administration of legacies – and be willing to become an expert in both.

A passion for hospice care and a proven track record of developing and maintaining strong relationships is also key to this role.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • This role is required to lead, plan, develop and deliver the legacy fundraising strategy in line with agreed targets within the fundraising team.
  • To build, manage and nurture relationships with supporters and potential legators.
  • To create a sustainable legacy pipeline for St Christopher’s and to ensure that legacy increases and continues to be the lifeblood of our voluntary income.
  • Managing the Legacy Administration Officer and overseeing all legacy administration activity to optimise legacy income and ensure all gifts in wills left to the hospice are managed in accordance with relevant legislation and internal practises and maximise legacy income for the hospice.

About you

You will be a fantastic communicator who loves meeting people and is looking for a career where you can really make a difference. You will be confident, articulate and influential and with excellent customer service skills. Experience of legacy fundraising or administration is essential, as is a willingness to get involved, being a good team player and a passion for the work of St Christopher’s.

If this sounds like you – we’d love to hear from you.

What you will get in return is a stimulating and rewarding career with an opportunity to influence and make a real difference in the community. In addition you will benefit from access to excellent training and development opportunities, a number of health and wellbeing schemes, a competitive contributory pension scheme and life assurance scheme with generous beneficiary plan. You will also have access to free off street parking nearby and onsite staff canteen.

What you need to do now if you have experience in legacy fundraising or administration and you have initiative, enthusiasm and passion for the work of a hospice, please do apply for this great role.

If you wish to discuss the role informally, before applying, please contact Christine Davies, Head of Fundraising –

How to apply:

  • Please review the Job Description and Person Specification Criteria
  • Please address the criteria in the person specification form. This information will be used to select candidates for interview
  • Click the ‘Apply Online’ button

To find out more about St Christopher’s Hospice please have a look at our website 

Closing date: Sunday 21 July

Interview date: Thursday 25 July

Apply now

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