Are you the SVP’s next Legacy Manager and someone with the experience, drive, resilience, agility, creativity, and flair to implement the recommendations of its recent strategic legacy review to grow income from gifts in wills and in-memoriam fundraising at national and regional level?  Then this is a great opportunity to join a busy, ambitious, and friendly team for your next career move in legacy fundraising or individual giving.  Perhaps you are a legacy officer wishing to move into management or an experienced legacy manager in a small charity wanting experience at a national charity.

Using the experience and skills you have already gained in the charity sector, in legacy fundraising or individual giving, you will work closely with the Head of Fundraising to support members and staff to establish legacy giving across the Society. Through stronger donor relationships and increased income from gifts in wills and in-memoriam donations, we will ensure the Society is able to continue responding with its services and acts of kindness to so many people who will need our help, now and into the future.

Working Hours = You will be contracted to work 30 hours per week (full time hours may be considered as part of the 2023/24 budgetary review)

Location = Remote or hybrid (with the option to work from our London or Bradford office depending on location.  There will be occasional travel to the London or Bradford offices for in-person meetings, training, or team development days and visits to our projects as and when required.)

Contract = Permanent

Salary = £28,997 - £33,521 per annum pro rata (plus London Weighting if applicable)

Benefits Package = 33 days holiday (pro rata) per year inclusive of bank holidays, a competitive pension scheme, employee assistance programme, retail discounts, birthday day off, buy / sell holiday scheme, enhanced paid leave, cycle to work scheme, free will writing service and lots more.


  • To implement the recommendations of the strategic legacy review.
  • To ensure momentum and progress with the new legacy fundraising strategy including creation of new materials, the promotion and execution of campaigns, identifying and organising engagement opportunities and stewardship events, and overseeing legacy training to staff and members.
  • To put in place new ideas, plans and recommendations to grow income from legacies and in-memoriam donations to meet financial targets.
  • To develop and grow the legacy fundraising pipeline against agreed targets and KPIs, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on a regular basis.
  • To provide and oversee the administration of legacy enquiries, pledges, and notifications of legacy gifts.
  • To identify, recruit and manage the Society’s Legacy Ambassadors and Legacy Champions.
  • To act as a source of specialist knowledge for the Society in legacy fundraising, legacy marketing, and legacy administration.


  • To be passionate about legacy giving and willing to inspire, enthuse and engage with key stakeholders across the Society
  • Demonstrable experience and skills in either legacy fundraising, legacy marketing, legacy administration, or individual giving
  • A good level of knowledge and understanding of legacy fundraising and the legacy sector
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to listen, be empathetic, and handle challenging, sensitive conversations
  • Good organisation skills with the ability to lead on projects and bring people on board
  • Good time management with the ability to juggle many priorities and competing deadlines
  • Good attention to detail with the ability to handle complex legal and financial information
  • To be a creative thinker with flair and an ability to problem solve and think out of the box

    In return we’ll provide you with the opportunity to work for a welcoming organisation that offers support, guidance, training, and development.


    If you feel you have the relevant experience and skills to fulfil this role successfully, please apply in the first instance with your CV to All suitable applicants will be sent a short application form to complete. If you have any further questions, please contact Helena Barber, Head of Fundraising at

    Closing Date = 14th July 2022

    Deadline for Application Packs = 19th July 2022

    Interviews = 28th July 2022

    Previous candidates need not apply. Unfortunately, if you have not received a response within four weeks of your application, you have not been successful on this occasion.

    Whilst we ask that staff have sympathy with the Society’s Christian values, religion is not considered in recruitment as we value people of all faiths or none.


    The St Vincent de Paul Society is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage in all its forms by providing practical assistance to people in need.

    Our work is based on person-to-person contact and spending time with people is our greatest gift. Motivated by their faith, our 10,000 volunteer members in England and Wales are committed to meaningful and long-term befriending in their local communities. They visit people in their homes, hospital, prison, and care homes on a regular basis and offer sincere friendship and practical support such as food, furniture or financial help where needed and they organise trips and events for older and isolated people. We offer help to anyone regardless of faith, ethnicity, status, or sexual orientation.