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Legacy Engagement Officer
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
  • Salary £26,802 - £28,381 per year
  • Location home-based
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Category Fundraising , Legacy
  • Sectors Disability
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Job Description

Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.

Vacancy Details

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Homebased covering the South West of England including Wales

Hours: 35 hours per week

Working pattern: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Interview dates: 20th and 21st March

Salary: £26,802 to £28,381 per annum

We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.

As this role requires an Enhanced Disclosure check the start date for the successful candidate will only be confirmed upon receipt of the check.

An exciting opportunity has presented itself for a Legacy Officer (Engagement) to become an integral member of the Fundraising team covering the South West of England and Wales.

As a Legacy Officer (Engagement) you will work with the Legacy Engagement Manager as one of a team of four Legacy Engagement Officers, to implement the Legacy marketing strategy and to increase revenue from Legacy and In memoriam Giving. You will work across all Guide Dogs’ functions and departments within a defined supporter territory to highlight and promote the area of legacy and In Memoriam giving to all Guide Dogs supporters as well as to and by internal stakeholders.

In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below. Requirements include;

  • Confidence and resilience: this role focuses on building a variety of external and internal relationships
  • Previous experience of developing and stewarding high value relationships, relevant experience within a legacy marketing function and an understanding of will-making. Experience of managing multiple projects at the same time is essential.
  • High degree of computer literacy and ability to use CRM database.

For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below.

How to apply: Applications can be made using the online application form. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.

Working at Guide Dogs

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.

We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.


Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.


Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.