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Legacy and In Memory Lead

  • Full time
  • £31,578
  • Home Based - Scotland
  • Closing 15th August 2022

  • Advertised from 1st August 2022
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed Term contract (14 month), ending October 2023.


The role can be based at any of our Marie Curie regional offices or hospices in Scotland, dependant on the successful applicant's location with flexibility for home working.

Marie Curie has ambitious plans to become the UK's leader in the end of life experience. We want to ensure that everyone has the appropriate support at the end of their lives, and fundraising plays a critical role in achieving this.

Legacies are our single most important growth opportunity in fundraising over the next five years. The legacy and in memory giving programme will play a key role in enabling Marie Curie to deliver its organisational strategy of ensuring that everyone affected by dying, death and bereavement has the best possible experience.

The Legacy and In Memory Giving team is responsible for raising awareness about gifts in Wills and ways to give in memory of a loved one, both externally to supporters and members of the public, and internally to staff and volunteers.

What we are looking for:

Working in conjunction with the wider team, you will help to increase the number of supporters who include a gift in their Will or give a gift in memory of a loved one to Marie Curie by providing engaging and inspiring stewardship.

Reporting to the Legacy & In Memory Development Manager, you will work towards targets to grow legacy support, and be responsible for planning and organising a series of legacy and in memory events and engagements across the region for supporters.

As Legacy and In Memory Lead you will be the first point of contact and an expert on legacy and in memory giving for all regionally based Caring Services, Volunteering and Fundraising staff. You will have the ability to build relationships with staff and volunteers to ensure they understand the importance of legacy and in memory income to the charity and to equip and motivate them to promote this type of giving regularly, and with confidence.

Educated to degree level, or equivalent, you will be a confident communicator and influencer with strong presentation skills and the ability to build and develop strong relationships at all levels. This, together with excellent IT, marketing and admin skills will be key.

Innovation and creativity are also essential - you should be highly organised, have experience in maintaining admin processes and financial records, whilst prioritising and coordinating multiple projects and delivering to deadlines. You should also have proven achievement of meeting financial targets and managing events. A willingness to work occasional anti-social hours and access to a vehicle, insured for business use, is essential.

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

What's in it for you:

- Continued access to NHS Pension Scheme (subject to eligibility)

- Marie Curie Group Personal Pension Scheme

- Season ticket loan

- Loan schemes for bikes; computers and satellite navigation systems

- Continuous development

- Industry leading training programmes

- Employee Assistance Programme

- Flexible Working

For more information or an informal chat please contact the Legacy & In Memory Development Manager, Jessica Kelly on 07702633181.

Marie Curie is committed to its values, which underpin our work. We take stringent steps to ensure that the people who join our organisation through employment or volunteering, are suitable for their roles and are committed to safeguarding all our people from harm. This includes our staff, volunteers and all those who use or come into contact with our services. We are dedicated to creating not just a safe place to work but also a supportive and rewarding one.

We are committed to a world where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. We are devoted to the social justice imperatives and organisational benefits of full diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace, and are a Stonewall champion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences.

Application notes

To find out more and apply please visit our website

Closing date: 15th August 2022

Interview date: Weeks commencing 22nd or 29th August 2022

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Agencies need not apply.