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Development Manager, Legacies & Commemorative

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Full Time
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We are seeking an experienced and driven Legacy and in-memory fundraiser to join our Development team. This is an exciting opportunity for you to be responsible for managing Kew's Legacy and Commemorative giving programmes to enable Kew to deliver its ambitious strategic objectives.

You will need a strong track record of successfully managing charitable gifts in wills and developing and stewardship relationships with legacy enquirers, intends and commemorative donors. You will have a strong understanding of effective legacy and in-memory fundraising techniques, the motivations for individuals to leave a gift in their Will and in-memory donations, excellent analytical skills and judgement combined with a highly professional and diplomatic approach.

You will be an outstanding communicator with the ability to prioritise tasks, work collaboratively across multiple teams and work calmly under pressure to meet multiple deadlines. You will also need a strong understanding of the legal, regulatory, and ethical environment of legacy fundraising.

This role is based at Kew Gardens with the option of regular home working, subject to operational requirements.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a leading plant science institute, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and major visitor attraction. Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.

We are working to end the unprecedented extinction crisis and to help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably. We will achieve these goals by drawing on our leading scientific research, unrivalled collections of plants and fungi, global network of partners, inspirational gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, and our 260 years of history.

Join us on our journey as protectors of the world's plants and fungi.

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

It is anticipated that first-round interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 4th July.

No agencies please.
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