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Legacy and In-Memory Giving Manager

External Relations
33,309 - 40.927 a year
Grade 6
Contract status
Hours of work
Based at
University of York campus (with some remote working options available)
Interview date
21 June 2022
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Role Description

Could you develop and lead an award winning legacy and in memory giving programme, using innovative marketing and relationship building strategies to deliver lasting change to students and researchers at the University of York?  If so, the Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni would love to hear from you.

To be successful in the role of Legacy and In Memory Manager, you will be a strategic thinker, highly organised, leading a small team to develop and deliver the strategy for legacy and in memory giving.  Taking a data and insight driven approach, you will create and manage multi channel acquisition campaigns, demonstrate sector leading stewardship and continuously innovate to inspire the University’s alumni, staff and supporter community in the transformational impact of gifts in wills.

You will develop a strategy for in memory fundraising and creative stewardship programmes that turn one time donors into lifetime supporters.

You will be a natural collaborator, at ease with working with sensitivity with donors, their families, and a broad range of colleagues at the University including academics, finance and legal services, as well as senior leaders and volunteers and be able to articulate the amazing impact a legacy gift can have at the University.

This role will suit an individual with legacy fundraising, or wider fundraising management experience who is looking to develop a career in legacy fundraising.  Your team will be ambassadors for legacy and in memory giving, within the University and across the sector.

Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni

The Legacy and In Memory Giving Manager will play a crucial role in the Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni (OPPA). OPPA is responsible for cultivating relationships with philanthropic donors and volunteers and maintaining life-long links with our alumni community through a range of benefits and services.

Joining an expanding team of creative, visionary and dedicated professionals, you will work with colleagues to achieve ambitious new goals to increase philanthropy and volunteering and develop a sector-leading alumni engagement programme.

To learn more about the department and what it is like to work here, please visit our recruitment microsite:

Salary and benefits

We offer a supportive and inclusive environment for colleagues.  Our new flexible hybrid working enables staff to find the right balance to work and life with colleagues working between home and the office.

  • Salary £33,309 - £40,927
  • Hybrid working (minimum of one day per week on campus)
  • 30 days annual leave pro rata (38 including bank holidays)
  • Generous pension scheme

See our employee benefits page for the full package of optional benefits and special offers.

Closing date: 5th June

Interview date: 21st June

If you would like to learn more about the role, please contact Sarah Disney, Head of Individual Philanthropy -

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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