Head of Legacy Administration
Legacies generate GBP60m of critical income for the Trust each year, money which is vital to help us protect our special places for ever, for everyone but our ambitions don't stop there. We want to increase that to GBP100m per year by continuing to build a pipeline of future gifts.
We are looking for a Head of Legacy Administration to lead our Legacy Administration team, with responsibility for the delivery of the income donated to the National Trust in our supporters' wills.
This is a role that impacts the largest fundraised income stream for the National Trust. You will be responsible for developing and delivering a strategic plan for optimising legacy income to meet our ambition of generating GBP100m pa through Gifts in Wills. You will ensure excellent communication with executors and the families of our legators and grow the reputation of the Trust for efficient and sensitive legacy administration.
In order to achieve this you will need to fully understand the importance of implementing the right systems and processes to meet compliance requirements. You will ensure the team delivers best practise at all times and have the confidence to demonstrate your decision making processes to internal stakeholders to guarantee fund management.
You will have significant experience of probate and legacy administration. You will be comfortable working under pressure and have detailed knowledge of property law and experience of mediation and contentious legacy issues. You are also a proven leader, and as comfortable with setting strategic direction as dealing with operational issues such as managing budgets, leading high performing teams and building strong stakeholder relationships both internally & externally.