VAC3323 - Fundraising Officer (Legacies) - South West

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Based (South West)

Salary: £26,451 - £28,886 per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 19 August 2022

Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom or Teams)

Contact: Jennifer Kirkham -

VAC3323 - Fundraising Officer (Legacies) - South West

Location: This is a home-based role however, you must be located in the South West.
You will ideally be located within: Gloucestershire, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Bristol or Buckinghamshire.

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23:59pm on the closing date

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

About Alzheimer's Society

Who we are

  • Alzheimer’s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia.

What we want

  • We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.

What we do

  • We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.
  • No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step
  • We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future

How we do it

  • We’re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia.

About the role

As a Legacy Giving Officer, you will be promoting Gifts in Wills to our supporters and staff right across the South West. Legacy fundraising is a growth area within the fundraising sector and is being recognised as a top priority at Alzheimer’s Society – having been absolutely critical for the charity to continue our work through the pandemic.

  • Responsible for the organisation and delivery of a series of events.
  • Become the go to contact for all Legacy enquiries in your region, inspiring them to leave a gift in their Will
  • Promoting our offers to individual supporters.
  • Developing and implementing new regional opportunities to promote legacy giving.
  • Provide legacy fundraising awareness training.
  • Play a vital role in helping to support our fundraising plans.
  • Additional supporter focussed activities.

Gifts in Wills already fund over 25% of our work – and our programme is growing, with buy in at the highest levels of leadership and across the organisation. This is our time to make a significant impact to the outlook for people affected by dementia, and Gifts in Wills play a big role in delivering this change…. are you joining our team?

About you

You will join our ambitious and supportive team of Legacy fundraisers and work closely alongside other Regional Fundraising colleagues to ensure our supporters are aware of legacy giving and the impact it has on our work. You will be;

  • Experience in fundraising or sales and motivated by an excellent cause.
  • Eager for an opportunity for you to expand your experience and develop in fundraising.
  • Confident with verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • An outstanding relationship builder and negotiator.
  • Experienced in regularly exceeding targets.

Additional Information

Job description

Values & behaviours

Job application guidance

Please note, that for home-working roles, we require a reliable WiFi connection and a minimum 10Mb/s broadband.
For our home-working employees, we currently offer a home-working allowance of £26 pounds a month (full-time).

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Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities. 

Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.
This means ensuring our recruitment processes are barrier-free and inclusive as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition.
If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact us at

Please note: Some of our roles may require a criminal records check. You can find our policy here.

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