The National Trust For Scotland
The National Trust For Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC007410

Our purpose is to protect, care for, share and speak up for Scotland’s magnificent heritage. We’re Scotland’s largest membership organisation and we’re independent of government.

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Trust seeks new Board members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th April 2021

The National Trust for Scotland is looking for two members to join our Board. Our Trustees are crucial to the work of the Trust and collectively, their backgrounds, skills and experience reflect the diversity of the organisations activities.

This year, we are looking for candidates with experience in: (i) gardens and horticulture, and (ii) finance, governance, and risk management, who can join our other Trustees in demonstrating a commitment to the Trust and our work.

You would be joining the Trust at an important time, as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and look to our future in the development of our new ten-year strategy. As protector of some of Scotland’s finest landscapes, we also have a crucial role in tackling climate change.

If you share that commitment, and are interested in this opportunity, we look forward to hearing from you!

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Major Gifts Executive

  • Part time
  • £22,572 – £24,184 pro-rata
  • Hermiston Quay, Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd April 2021

The specific purpose of the role is to work with the Head of Fundraising and Major Gifts Manager to create, develop and implement meaningful cultivation opportunities to deepen engagement with our supporters and ultimately increase donations.

You will assist the Major Gifts Manager in the implementation of the overarching strategy for Major Gifts, and the pipeline of prospects that feed into Major Gifts (donors giving at £1,000+ over a year). This will ensure a joined-up approach to Major Donor engagement from identification, through to recruitment, thanking and stewardship.

The Major Gifts Executive role’s focus is on delivering the strategy for those giving at the lower – mid range of Major Gifts (£1K - £6K), as well as ensuring there is an ongoing analysis and development of how we continue to develop and increase support from these donors.

You will support the activity to develop new networks of major donors to drive our charitable work

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Major Gifts Administration Officer

  • Full time
  • £19,731
  • Hermiston Quay, Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd April 2021

The specific purpose of the role is to support the Major Gifts Manager in the administration of the Major Gifts strategy. Helping to improve efficiency, ensuring records of correspondence, income and expenditure are kept up to date, as well as undertaking event logistics.

You will work to support the Major Gifts Manager, and closely with the Major Gifts Executive and well as other colleagues within the fundraising team, Customer and Cause Directorate and those teams in other directorates with which fundraising partners. You may on occasion work with appointed agencies which provide outsourced support to the Fundraising function, and play a key role in database and administrative support.

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Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,947 – £35,497
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th July 2021

KEY PURPOSES

This job exists to develop and communicate Trust policy in order to guide conservation and visitor management practice. In addition the post-holder will contribute to the Trust’s role as an advocate for the conservation of Scotland’s heritage, and for access, learning and enjoyment of that heritage.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Key Purpose of the job will be met by:

  1. Initiating/facilitating the development of new Trust policies through consultation with relevant Trust staff and other experts
  2. Promoting the Trust’s policy agenda and raising the Trust’s profile by building sustainable external relationships and proactively engaging with the Scottish Government, its agencies and other stakeholders and interest groups
  3. Contributing to national policy debate on key heritage issues to further Trust policy objectives
  4. Tracking external policy and legislative developments and drafting submissions/responses such that the Trust’s position on heritage issues is widely known and understood, and is influential in shaping government policy and legislation
  5. Alerting colleagues to relevant policy and administrative developments in their areas
  6. Working closely with internal colleagues to ensure that the Trust’s Principles and policies are understood by all staff and volunteers and embedded into Trust-wide decision-making and work-planning processes.
  7. Undertaking general administrative tasks (such as correspondence, filing, copying, diary management, making practical arrangements for meetings/interviews, taking/distributing meeting notes or actions, collating data and updating databases, and reports to funders) appropriate to the effective delivery of the role.

The current duties of this job do not require a criminal records (Disclosure Scotland) check to be carried out.

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Legacies Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,928 – £29,784 pro-rata
  • Central Office, Hermiston Quay, 5 Cultins Road, Edinburgh EH11 4DF
  • Closing 30th July 2021

This job exists in order to (i) provide high quality advice on and effective management of the administration of legacies and legacies income received by the Trust on a day to day basis, and (ii) ensure the proper processing of legacy income and establishment of restrictions on legacies funds received.

The Key Purposes of the Job will be met by:

  • Working with the Fundraising, Finance, and Legal teams to establish and maintain an effective end to end process for the administration of legacies income in the Trust;
  • Planning, budgeting, and regularly reporting on the receipt of legacies income by the Trust over a rolling biennial cycle;
  • Providing advice, recommendations and assistance on the management, administration, and use of legacies income by the Trust on an operational basis (whilst under the guidance of the Trust’s solicitor for any unusual or sensitive matters);
  • Working with the Finance, Fundraising, and Legal teams to manage the administration of all legacy income received by the Trust to ensure a full and proper accounting for all legacies income due;
  • Maintaining accurate records of legacies income on both the CRM and Finance systems;
  • Managing the Trust’s relationships with executors and solicitors acting on the winding up of estates in which the Trust has an interest to ensure the proper and timely receipt of funds and the maximum possible value of funds in line with the legator’s wishes;
  • Establishing and nurturing excellent relationships with executors to ensure that the reputation of the Trust is upheld:
  • Liaising with co-beneficiary charities and managing good relationships to ensure the proper and timely receipt of funds
  • Working with the Finance, Fundraising, and Legal teams to manage the administration and scrutiny of liferent and other trusts in which the Trust has an interest;
  • Liaising closely and working collaboratively with the Trust’s fundraising team to ensure excellent supporter relations are maintained; and
  • Liaising closely with the Trust’s finance team to ensure the proper accounting and, where appropriate, restricting of legacies income.

The current duties of this job do require a criminal records (Disclosure Scotland) check to be carried out.

About you

Qualifications

Desirable

  • A paralegal qualification or relevant degree;
  • Institute of Legacy Management certificate or similar qualification.

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience of the administration of legacies whether in a legal or charity environment;
  • Ability to work independently and to adapt quickly to changing priorities;
  • Demonstrable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with executors, supporters, and internal and external stakeholders.

For more information about the role visitFind a job | National Trust for Scotland (nts.org.uk).

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