Gifts in Wills Officer (South West)

The Woodland Trust

South West
£25,000 - £32,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 01476 581111 Recruitment Team

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 12th July 2020   2 days left


The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. The Trust aims to engage and inspire people about woods and trees to help us meet our vision of creating, restoring and protecting woodland.


Gifts in wills are vitally important to our vision as they fund a third of everything we do for woods and trees. The role is focused on inspiring individuals to remember the Woodland Trust in their will and building strong relationships with legacy prospects and pledgers. Dedicated, first class account management will be essential to continue to engage and inspire, growing both the
number and value of gifts.

The post holder will be the face of legacy fundraising in their area and will lead the regional legacy activity, handling all gifts in wills enquiries as well as working with colleagues locally and centrally to raise the profile of legacy giving. Delivering the core prospecting and stewardship events programme in their region, and creating bespoke local events, will be a key aspect of this position.


You will be a strong influencer, with experience of working in fundraising, the third sector or a targeted environment as part of a high performing team. You’ll be comfortable working to targets and communicating with a broad range of stakeholders.

A strong negotiator with a collaborative approach, you’ll be able to identify, develop and build effective relationships with a range of supporters at all stages of the legacy journey to grow pledger numbers, improve pledger loyalty and increase legacy income.

The role is home-based but externally facing, meeting and engaging with supporters and individuals throughout the region to promote the Woodland Trust and the importance of gifts in wills and you must be able to travel frequently within the region and, at times, across the UK.


There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Whatever you do here you will be supporting our work to protect and enhance woods and trees. In return we recognise and value our people. You'll have our full support, training and opportunities for professional development, along with a contributory pension, life assurance and good holiday entitlement.

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