London, Greater London
£38,000 - £42,000 per year + benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for a Legacy Development Manager to join us at Whizz-Kidz. 

All young people face challenges. At Whizz-Kidz we know that for young wheelchair users, society can be that bit more challenging to navigate. Whizz-Kidz transforms lives, because the right wheelchair is more than just a set of wheels, it can be the key to unlocking a young person’s potential. But we do much more than provide specialist, tailored wheelchairs; our range of services give young wheelchair users the chance to lead a fun and active childhood, whilst gaining vital skills and developing confidence and independence.

We believe every young wheelchair user deserves the best opportunities in life. If you do too, and you think you have the skills to help us, then read on.

It’s a really exciting time to join the award winning fundraising team at Whizz-Kidz, with this being a new role to the team. This will be the first time that we have taken the strategic decision to invest in legacy giving, with us making a long term commitment to create this income stream. We fully understand that a new Legacy programme takes time to develop and we are committed to ensuring you have full organisational support to lead on the development of this valuable income stream.

As such, I am looking for an exceptional and experienced individual, capable of not only creating a new strategy but working across the organisation to ensure successful implementation, delivery and administration.

The successful candidate will be an expert in their field, excited at the opportunity to create and own their strategy, building a significant, long term income stream for the organisation. You will need to demonstrate expert knowledge and capability in legacy fundraising, as well as an independent, proactive, outcome focused approach. You will have excellent communication skills, as well as the ability to build trust and confidence amongst your colleagues and our supporters to ensure success. Needless to say, you will need to be adept at managing a range of stakeholders, as well as having the ability to influence your peers. There is currently no line management responsibility within this role, allowing the successful applicant the opportunity to focus completely upon the creation of this valuable income stream and, dependent upon success, build their own team in the future.

The role will sit within Whizz-Kidz highly regarded Public Fundraising Team, with the successful applicant being managed by the Group Head of Public Fundraising. The role represents a career defining opportunity for an experienced legacy fundraiser to create, implement and deliver their own strategy that will bring transformational change for young wheelchair users across the U.K.

We are excited to be moving to new offices on the fringe of Borough Market (Spring 2020), as well as implementing a new and exciting flexible working policy. You will be part of a vibrant, ambitious, high-performing team, with a great working environment and a genuine focus on personal development. Our benefits package includes a healthcare cash plan, cycle scheme, pension (employer contribution up to 6%) and 25 days’ annual leave (rising to a maximum of 30, with length of service), plus bank holidays and a Christmas shutdown (in addition to your annual leave - minimum 3 days).

For more information and to apply please visit our website. 

This role is being marketed by Ashby Jenkins recruitment – no further agencies please.

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 27th January 2020

First Interviews: Either 30th or 31st Jan 2020

Second Interviews: Week commencing 3rd February 2020

Please note; only candidates successful in obtaining an interview will be contacted.

Committed to achieving equal opportunities in employment.


Whizz-Kidz is the working name of The Movement for Non-Mobile Children (Whizz-Kidz). Registered charity No. 802872.  Company registered in England and Wales No. 2444520.  Charity registered in Scotland No. SC042607.

Refreshed on: 15 January 2020
Closed date: 27 January 2020
Tags: Fundraising, Management