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Trainee Legacy Officer (12 month FTC)

Trainee Legacy Officer (12 month FTC)

Posted 8 September by RSPCA

We’re recruiting a Trainee Legacy Officer. This is a newly created position, within the growing Legacy Income team, reporting directly to the Assistant Legacy Manager.

Following a 12 month training programme, the successful candidate will ultimately be able to manage a straightforward caseload to optimise, monitor and expedite legacy income to the Society and its branches, which at £70m is the largest source of income for the Society.

This role will work closely with the Legacy Officer Team to receive mentoring, guidance and tuition on all aspects of legacy case work to develop the required skills to provide legacy related legal advice across the Society.

The team fulfills a vital role as legacies fund over half of the work RSPCA does to improve the welfare of animals. The Legacy Income team are responsible for sensitively managing 2700 gifts each year.

About you:

Our successful candidate will be professional, passionate about delivering high quality outcomes, demonstrate initiative and be self motivated. You will have strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills which enable you to develop great working relationships.

You will share our values of being compassionate, inspirational, committed, expert and act with integrity. In addition you will:

  • Support Legacy Officers in completing straightforward case management tasks in the event of absence or high levels of workload.

  • Liaise with solicitors and lay executors.

  • Record and keep updated legacy case information.

  • Provide information or case studies relating to legacies to the Legacy Marketing team for use in promotional material.

  • Monitor legal costs and raise any concerns as appropriate.

  • Analyse and assess the wording of a gift in a Will or information that has come to light in respect of the allocation of the funds.

A job description can be downloaded from this web page.

What’s in it for you:

You’ll have an opportunity to work for the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales.

We value and recognise our employees’ contribution and are proud to offer an extensive benefits package that includes:

35 hours standard week; 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days with service; a generous pension scheme with associated life assurance and group income protection scheme; access to private healthcare scheme; free onsite parking; a subsidised staff restaurant; flexible working; childcare vouchers; support for professional development after qualifying period and access to our employee assistance programme.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit your CV with a covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the role

No agencies, thank you.

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.

Required skills

  • Case Management
  • Law
  • Solicitors
  • Case Work
  • Traineeships

Reference: 36063920

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