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Legacy and Fundraising Manager

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Are you a passionate people person, ready to lead a small but ambitious team of fundraisers? If you're someone who likes to put your stamp on fundraising, with the experience and ideas to develop a new legacy strategy, we'd love to hear from you for this hybrid role with flexible working.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

Royal Devon Hospitals Charity (RDHC) has a newly created role for an inspirational leader and legacy specialist.The post holder will line manage a team of three ambitious fundraisers, based in Exeter.

As well as proven track record in fundraising, youll need experience managing legacies, plus brilliant ideas to develop, implement and champion a brand-new charity-wide legacy and In Memory giving strategy.

There is a huge opportunity to transform legacy giving at Royal Devon Hospitals Charity. By engaging loyal, long-term supporters, and by forging new partnerships to unlock new audiences, both internally and externally, you will be helping to drive the charitys significant growth ambitions for legacy income.

About the Royal Devon Hospitals Charity

Its an exciting time to join Royal Devon Hospitals Charity. The charity (formerly the RD& E Charity) has recently joined forces with our friends in northern Devon (Over and Above) and were busy raising money to support two new capital appeals in Exeter and North Devon.

As the official charity of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we support two Acute Hospitals, 17 Community Hospitals and a range of Community, Specialist and Primary Care Services.

The charity helps fund new state-of the-art equipment create world-class patient and staff environments support additional staff development and wellbeing projects and fund cutting-edge research.

Our plans for the future

Weve got big ambitions to become a household name for anyone wanting to support the NHS in Exeter, Eastern, Northern and Mid Devon.

And with your enthusiasm, passion and amazing people skills, and by championing our cause, you can make a difference and help us to push the limits of whats possible with NHS funding.

Key responsibilities of the role:
  • Legacy strategy, plan and implementation:The post holder will implement the development of our Legacy and In Memory giving strategy. This includes engaging potential donors, meeting growth targets as well as guiding the NHS teams on how to maximise the benefit of legacy income to patients and staff.
  • Ongoing legacy management:Manage a case load of pecuniary, residuary and life interest trust legacies, dealing with them efficiently and effectively adding value and safeguarding Royal Devon Hospitals Charity interest. Correspond with Executors, families and friends and ensure the positive impact of the legacy is demonstrated and acknowledged.
  • Supporter care journey:Create a meaningful supporter care journey and information materials that sensitively and effectively informs our supporters about ways to contribute to the Royal Devon Hospitals Charity through leaving a legacy and donating In Memory of a loved one. Nurture key internal and external relationships over many years.
  • Team leadership:Line management of the fundraising team based at RD& E. Ensuring they receive excellent supervision and support and meet income generation targets.The post holder will oversee all aspects of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's Charityteams day to day fundraising, engagement, and campaign management. This includes responsibilities such as legacy marketing, participation, risk assessments, budget management, and donor engagement.

  • Working Pattern:37.5 hours per week,Monday toFridaywith occasional weekend and evenings. Hybrid and flexible working considered.

    Interview Date:To be confirmed.

    For further information please contact:Ian Roome,Head of Fundraising,on01271 311772

    This is a fixed term contract for 24months. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

    As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

    Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

    The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

    The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


    We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

    This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

    Looking after you is important to us.

    We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

    If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

    You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

    Salary is not the only financial benefit

    You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

    You will also have access to other benefits including:

    National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

    Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

    Car lease schemes.

    The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

    Cycle to work scheme

    These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

    Person Specification

    General Requirements


    • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


    • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


    Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

    Barrack Road



    EX2 5DW

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