Home-Based

£40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits

Contract

R013592

About the organisation

Cancer Research UK – we are dedicated to working collectively to save more lives, create more tomorrows and dispel the fear of cancer. We... Read more

Job Description

Senior Legacy Partnership Manager (Specialist team)

12 month FTC (maternity cover)

Closing date for applications: 3rd September. Interviews commencing w/c 9th September.

Location: London/Home based, Full Time/Flexible working considered. We appreciate not everyone has the same working needs, please advise us of your working needs upon application. If you are home based there will be travel to our London office at least once a week.

Salary: £40,000 to £50,000 plus benefits

None of us know for sure what happens to us after we've gone, but we can be sure of what will happen to our finances. You will play a key leadership role in achieving CRUK's ambitious and stretching Legacy income targets. Almost £190m of funding for Cancer Research UK comes from legacy giving each year - gifts left in wills from people who believe in our mission to beat cancer sooner.

What will I be doing?

As a Senior Legacy Partnerships Manager (Specialist team), you will play a leadership role effectively managing a team of 6 Legacy Management solicitors and specialists who work on the more complicated legacy management cases, as well as matrix-managing the wider legacy management functions. In this role you will identify and seek resolution of complex problems within the specialist team and legacy management functions, exploring new ideas and opportunities.

Through your strategic thinking you will be part of the senior leadership team, taking on a key role in the development of our 'audience first' strategy that supports effective legacy management, income maximisation and legacy fundraising growth, through developing first class relationships with professionals, charities, supporters and sector bodies

Through your specialist knowledge, passion for doing things differently and under your leadership you will ensure appropriate forums are in place for colleagues to drive new ideas, discuss cases and share technical knowledge/experience, as well as creating and implementing appropriate training programmes for the specialist and wider legacy management function.

As a Senior Partnership Manager, you will be an ambassador of CRUK and also lead the wider team to work with other charity professionals, the legal sector and stakeholder bodies to promote excellent legacy administration, educate, and create a positive view of the legacy charity sector and charitable legacy giving.

Who are you?

You will be a strategic leader with a passion for building and developing relationships as well as significant knowledge within the legal or legacy sectors. As well as sharing our passion to beat cancer you will also be:

  • A qualified solicitor with extensive experience of working in the charitable legacy management field or private client discipline
  • Knowledge of probate, trust, tax, property and charity law - with significant experience of dealing with complex and contentious cases/matters.
  • A great leader - able to implement new ideas and promote best practise in your team.
  • A strategic thinker who can see the bigger picture, with an empowering and positive leadership style

What's in it for you?

This is an exciting time to join Cancer Research UK. This role will also allow you the opportunity of putting the needs of our audiences first and to build our relationships within the legal sector and help develop a meaningful and important connection to the charity.

Our benefits package includes excellent annual leave and pension allowances along with additional discounts on a variety of lifestyle subscriptions and events. And ultimately, you'll know that you'll be changing lives through your work.

To review the full role profile and to find out more about the team,

At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.

Please note, from October 2019, our head office will be relocating from Islington to a new office space in Stratford, close to the Olympic Park.