We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Legacy Officer to join our busy team on a fixed term contract for up to 12 months. Although this role is currently working from home due to Covid restrictions, it is based at the National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate, on the edge of Ashdown Forest. This is a remote location and public transport is limited. You will join us on a full-time basis and in return, you will receive up to £35,691.77 plus excellent benefits.
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of adoption and homing centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2020, despite all of the challenges, we helped 126,000 cats and kittens. That's the equivalent of around 345 cats a day!
The Legacy Team at Cats Protection sits within the Legal and Estates Directorate. In 2020, the charity received over 1,400 legacy notifications and income from legacies of £33m. There are currently five members of the Legacy Team who are responsible for calling in all legacies bequeathed to charity, including those left to our branches and adoption centres throughout the UK. Working with lay and professional Executors, our role is to ensure that we maximise the value of legacies generously bequeathed to the charity by our benefactors.
Responsibilities of our Legacy Officer:
As our Legacy Officer, you’ll be responsible for the management and conducting of residuary, pecuniary, trust and life interest bequests; ensuring the charity’s tax exemptions are utilised correctly; advising Executors of Cats Protection’s requirements with regard to the selling of estate property, appropriation and compliance with the Charities Act 2011 disposal of land legislation and liaising and corresponding with Executors, solicitors and charity co-beneficiaries where appropriate to resolve disputes which could lead to the issuing of legal proceedings
What we’re looking for in our Legacy Officer:
- experience of working within the probate law or charity legacy administration sector
- TEP, ILEX, Law degree or ILM CiCLA
- excellent verbal and written communication skills
- keen attention to detail, organised and methodical
- ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
- ability to manage your own workload
What we can offer you:
- Up to £35,691.77 plus excellent benefits
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Contribution pension scheme
- Life assurance scheme
- A range of health benefits
- Employee Assistance Programme… and more!
Join us as our Legacy Officer and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!
Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications or CVs that are emailed to us directly. Please note that applications received after the closing date may not be responded to.
Closing date: 22 August 2021
Virtual interview date: 08 and 09 September 2021