SSAFA – Senior Legacy Officer


Up to £38,000 per annum pro-rata

30 hours per week

Central Office, London with flexibility to work remotely

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time Senior Legacy Officer to join the Fundraising team at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 85,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

About the role

You will be responsible for administering a caseload of contentious and non-contentious pecuniary, residuary and life interest legacies, ensuring that the charity receives its full entitlement in a timely manner and maximising value wherever possible. You will also assist the Head of Individual Giving & Legacies in ensuring that supporters are made aware of free will writing services and the opportunity to remember SSAFA in their wills.

About the team 

You will join an enthusiastic and dedicated fundraising team whose ambition is to ensure our supporters are inspired by the charity’s work and have the best possible supporter experience. This role is within the Individual Giving & Legacy team. 

About you

To carry out this role successfully you will have significant experience in Legacy Administration, with a sound knowledge of Probate and Trust Law.  You will be highly organised with excellent computer skills, strong attention to detail, ability to research, analytical, efficient and an effective problem solver. You will also hold a recognised legal/ legacy profession qualification such as a Solicitor qualification, ILEX, ILM Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration (CiCLA)/ or STEP qualification.

You must also have excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills in order to manage relationships with professional and non-professional executors, as well as next of kin.

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable. 

For further information

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact James Grant on  for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website 

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 6 June 2021.

Interviews: Date to be confirmed. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test as well as deliver a scenario based presentation as part of the selection process.

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.

If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV.  Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission.  Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement at

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