Legacies & In Memory Fundraising Officer for NHS Lothian Charity

Location:  Waverley Gate, Edinburgh (Flexible and you have the option to work at home, in the office or on NHS Lothian sites where appropriate)

Salary: Band 6 (£33,072 – £40,736) Pro rata

Hours of work: 30 p/week

Reporting into: Planned Giving Manager

Employment Type: Permanent

Closing Date: Monday 8th August 2022

Interview Date: Monday 22nd August 2022

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NHS Lothian Charity

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We are the official charity of NHS Lothian and the only charity that is dedicated to supporting all its work, all its people and all the families and individuals it cares for.

We work in strategic partnership to invest in research and innovation, enhance experiences and environments for patients and staff, and help to progress better health outcomes for people across Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond.

Our support empowers NHS Lothian to do more beyond core delivery, creating opportunities, enabling innovation and transforming healthcare for all the communities it serves. Each project, fund, initiative and investment ultimately strengthens NHS Lothian’s ability to improve physical and mental health today, and in the future.

This is an exciting time to join our Charity with the launch our new brand and website and move forward with our ambitious plans for the future outlined in our new 5-year strategy.

  • To lead on the development of effective legacy marketing, resulting in an increase of legacy income over time.
  • To build relationships with donors with effective supporter stewardship techniques.
  • To stabilise legacy income and forecasting by creating a pipeline of legacy pledgers.
  • To develop an In Memory giving product and marketing plan including a link to Legacy Marketing and stewardship.
  • Support the Planned Giving Manager to embed a culture of Legacy fundraising throughout the organisation.

Are you passionate about supporting people to be a force for good through their charitable giving? Are you a creative and caring communicator, who will put the needs of the donor at the heart of everything you do? If so, you could help your local NHS charity achieve its ambition to provide loving care to more local families.

The Legacy and In Memory Fundraising Officer will work closely with the Planned Giving Manager to design and implement a strategy for this area of fundraising. This role will design and implement products and marketing plans that link in-memory gifts to legacy fundraising and stewardship. Using a mix of fundraising channels, you will build and retain a pool of legacy and in-memory prospects and supporters to ensure the long-term success of the programme.

This is an exciting time to join the team as we invest in developing this key area of fundraising for the charity. This is a new position within our recently established fundraising team.The role will provide ample opportunity for creative thinking and generating new ideas. You will be excited about the opportunity that gives to apply your experience and knowledge.

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject or significant relevant experience of Legacy fundraising.
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.
  • Knowledge of Fundraising Regulator’s Code of Fundraising Practice and other relevant legislation including Health and Safety.


  • Proven track record of managing significant income through Legacy and In Memory fundraising.
  • Product development experience including research, budget and monitoring.
  • Delivering excellent donor stewardship.
  • Experience summarising complex issues in a concise and easily understood way.
  • Managing and reporting on income, progress against targets and KPIs.
  • Data analysis, management and reporting.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills and ability to build meaningful relationships with stakeholders.
  • Excellent IT skills including database management.
  • Excellent communication skills, with an excellent standard of written English, in particular a clear and articulate, persuasive written style.


Please contact [email protected] to arrange a confidential discussion about the post. Suitable candidates will then be invited to apply via the NHS website by clicking the link below. The closing date for this vacancy is Monday 8th August 2022.