Assistant Legacy Officer, Burford (hybrid)

Burford | £23,220 - £26,500 per annum

Employer: Blue Cross for Pets
Sector/Specialism: Charity

Job title: Assistant Legacy Officer
Contract: Permanent, full time - 35 hours
Salary: £23,220 - £26,500 per annum
Location: Burford, Oxfordshire - hybrid working
Closing date: Monday 27th February 2023

Blue Cross are one of the UK’s leading animal welfare organisations for animals. We support sick, injured and homeless pets and care for more than 40,000 animals every year through our rehoming, veterinary and education programmes.

What is the role?
We are so fortunate that a large percentage of our income comes from gifts in wills with the generous foresight of our kind benefactors, it is so important to us that estate administration is dealt with in a careful and efficient way to protect both this critical income stream and our reputation. Joining our team, you will not only manage your own case files, the quantity of which will allow you to work proactively as a case handler and encourages opportunities to develop positive relationships with professionals and family and friends, but also support the management of our Pet Peace of Mind service and to have a desire to work with the team and colleagues across the charity to further enhance future legacies to Blue Cross.

If you excel in an environment where you can see the difference you make every day, then this is the role for you. Interested? Then apply and let’s work together to see if this is the role for you.

Want to know more the detail? Great! We have attached the job description which hopefully gives you everything you need.

What is required?
We are looking for people with the following:
• Communicating effectively and sympathetically with both professionals and elderly and vulnerable people and with first class inter-personal skills
• 5 GCSE’s or equivalent with passes in Maths and English
• Working in an office environment with organisational skills and the ability to prioritise
• Working effectively as part of a team to produce high quality results but with the ability to be self motivated to work on your own to meet deadlines and produce accurate work

It would also be great if you had:
• An understanding of legacy administration at a charity
• ILM Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration
• Knowledge of, and ability to use and develop, the “First Class4” computerised legacy administration system
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook

To apply for this role, all candidates must complete the online application process.

Why Blue Cross?
Our people are the most important part of delivering our purpose. If it weren’t for their amazing efforts and commitment, we would not be able to make a difference that we do today. We offer a generous benefits package that includes:

• 38 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Holiday exchange & enhanced parental leave
• Annual volunteer days
• Long service awards, starting from 5 years
• Vast range of discounts across high street stores, insurance services & more

The interview process will consist of a competency-based interview and a written task. Interviews will be held on 8th and 9th March.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

At Blue Cross we are passionate about our commitment to diversity, inclusion and removing barriers, should you like to discuss any reasonable adjustments or changes to our recruitment process to support you to be your best then please get in touch. You can get in touch with us either via email at, via telephone on 01993 825515 or if you would prefer a video call then we can arrange this using Microsoft Teams.

Blue Cross holds inclusion as a core organisational value. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified, experienced and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity. We actively embrace our differences and know that it is our differences that make us unique. You are very welcome at Blue Cross, without the need to hide any part of who you are.