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Head of Legacy and In Memory Fundraising

Job description

Harris Hill are delighted to be working with a sight loss charity to recruit a Head of Legacy and In Memory Fundraising.

The Head of Legacies and In Memory will work with the Associate Director of Fundraising and Marketing to build and develop the vital legacy and in memory programme. The role will include the development of innovative and engaging marketing strategies - including recruitment and stewardship across legacies and in memory. Furthermore, you will investigate new audiences and channels  to increase engagement and use your excellent budgetary management to produce detailed income forecasting.

Key elements of the role include:

  • creating and implementing multi-channel campaigns to recruit new legacy supporters from warm audiences and increase the number of legacies notified from these sources

  • developing excellent stewardship plans for legacy enquirers, intenders and pledgers and for all in memory and tribute donors

  • introducing new transformational projects and exploring new avenues and audiences for legacy and in memory giving beyond our existing audiences

  • creating and implementing a detailed in memory and tribute fundraising plan based on analysis of donor sources, income and activity

  • providing accurate, regular activity and income updates and forecasts to our Senior Leadership Team

To be considered for this position the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate;

  • Proven experience and a successful track record at a senior level in legacy fundraising, including the creation, development and implementation of strategic fundraising plans.

  • A credible senior professional with good influencing skills and a can do and hands on approach.

  • Demonstrable ability to deliver against agreed financial and performance targets, timescales and objectives.

This is a wonderful opportunity to take ownership of an already successful legacy programme and continue to develop this for the future of the excellent charity, who were recognised in the Sunday Times  Best Places to Work 2023 list. 

The closing date for applications is Sunday 19th May.

This can be a fully remote working position so welcomes applications from candidates across the UK.

For more information about this position and next steps please apply here now.

As leading charity recruitment specialists and a certified B Corp™, Harris Hill is committed to high and ever-improving standards of equitable and inclusive recruitment. We actively welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, sexuality and other protected characteristics.