Temporary, Full-time
Job description

Position Objective:

To oversee PETA UK's legacy programme, including marketing plans for Augustus Club promotion, working as the first point of contact for the completion of estates


Term of Employment:

  • 12-month maternity cover
  • Remote working with occasional attendance at team meetings in London 


Reports to:

Major Gifts and Planned Giving Director


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Administer legacies in a professional and approachable manner, to include correspondence with solicitors and other interested parties
  • Maintain departmental information, files, and records related to legacy estates
  • Act as the first point of contact for and grow and mature relationships with stakeholders and external groups in order to obtain necessary information
  • Work with various stakeholders on contested legacies, collaborating with other charities when needed
  • Develop and manage the marketing strategies and web presence of the legacy-giving programme, identify trends and opportunities for fundraising in legacy marketing, and implement those strategies to broaden awareness of the Augustus Club
  • Work across the organisation to develop compelling legacy propositions, and communicate to supporters how important and desirable legacies are to PETA
  • Respond to enquiries and requests for assistance from Augustus Club members and planned-giving prospects
  • Document pertinent information about planned-giving members for the purpose of enhancing and building relationships
  • Assist with PETA's annual internal audit by providing the auditors with accurate and up-to-date estate information as requested
  • Perform research related to planned-giving members
  • Remain current on estate-planning practices as well as fundraising techniques and methods used in the non-profit sector, attending professional training seminars as needed
  • Keep up to date on probate and tax laws, informing the team of any changes
  • Work on mailings targeted at Augustus Club prospects
  • Maintain a clear understanding of – and the ability to articulate – PETA's objectives as well as details about specific global PETA programmes
  • Maintain and expand knowledge of relevant departmental software (e.g. Revolution Online, ResearchPoint, Raiser's Edge, and Convio) in order to improve communication with donors
  • Assist with the preparation and proofreading of mailings
  • Handle donor e-mails, letter correspondence, and telephone communication in a timely and professional manner
  • Work with the major gifts and planned giving director on all aspects of legacy work
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisor
  • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times



  • Minimum of one year of planned-giving or other development experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns
  • Demonstrated, exceptional attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare professional business communications
  • Proven ability to interact with donors in a professional and personable manner
  • Proven ability to organise and manage multiple projects simultaneously and effectively
  • Proven ability to use initiative and work independently
  • Proven experience of legacy fundraising and administration
  • Knowledge of relevant software (e.g. Revolution Online, ResearchPoint, Raiser's Edge, and Convio)
  • Ability to insert files into databases using high levels of precision and attention to detail while maintaining confidentiality
  • Commitment to PETA's objectives
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Refreshed on: 08 January 2021
Closed date: 07 February 2021
Tags: Fundraising