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Senior Legacy Officer

£32,359 - £36,698 per year (FTE)
Part-time (22.2 hours (0.6 FTE))
Job description

The Talent Set are delighted to be working with The Butterfly Conservation to find their next Senior Legacy Officer.

The charity offers a flexible working environment, with remote working, and an expectation to attend team meetings either in London or Dorset once per quarter. The current role is part time (22.2 hours/ 0.6 FTE).


Reporting into the Head of Philanthropy, you will develop, implement and market a legacy giving programme to raise awareness of the importance of legacy income to Butterfly Conservation and secure increased legacy pledges from members, supporters and the general public.    


Key Responsibilities:


·       Develop and organise ongoing promotion of legacy giving throughout all Butterfly Conservation communication channels to increase the numbers of enquiries about leaving a gift in will and legacy pledges.

·       To plan and co-ordinate annual events to engage with prospective legacy donors and existing legacy pledgers to raise awareness of the importance of gifts in will and to thank for pledges given.

·       Lead on the implementation and promotion of free wills campaigns per year to encourage increased legacy pledges and develop relationships with solicitors to help raise awareness of gifts in will. Look for new avenues to engage with potential donors which may or may not be known to the charity.

·       Responsible for producing and distributing direct mail legacy campaigns to existing members and supporters to encourage new enquiries and pledges.

·       Responsible for stewardship of legacy pledgers and providing acknowledgements and information to next of kin where appropriate.

·       To increase the understanding of the importance of legacies throughout Butterfly Conservation and where possible inspire and engage with staff and volunteers to encourage greater understanding of the importance of this income stream.

·       Liaise with the Finance team to advise on all potential legacy income to be received and keep the Finance Team updated on any developments or queries that need to be addressed. Support the Finance Team in contacting solicitors and executors about wills as requested.

·       To produce legacy statistics and reports as required.

·       Ensure Butterfly Conservation’s website is kept updated with current information regarding legacy giving, including review and update Wills Guide.

·       Input to the content of the Legacy section of the Fundraising Strategy as required. Ongoing review and evaluation of all activity to make sure that it is being delivered to achieve the objectives in the Fundraising Strategy.


Person Specification:


·       Extensive experience of legacy fundraising and marketing.

·       Experience of working with a voluntary environmental organisation.

·       Experience of drafting correspondence and publicity materials.

·       Experience of discussing legacies with members/supporters.

·       Experience of databases, ideally supporter/ fundraising/ membership.

·       Experience of segmenting and analysing data.

·       Experience of event planning and management.

·       Experience of dealing with suppliers and contractors especially print and design companies.

·       Empathy with aims and objectives of Butterfly Conservation.




To be considered for this position please apply with your CV as soon as possible, regrettably please note we may not be able to reply to each and every application.

We are committed to diverse and inclusive recruitment practises that ensure equal opportunity for everyone, regardless of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and will happily make reasonable adjustments to always ensure a fair process.


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The Talent Set View profile Company size Size: 1 - 5
Posted on: 27 November 2023
Closed date: 27 December 2023 at 23:59
Job ref: KB1806
Tags: Fundraising