Legacies Manager - Save the Children - Wellington


Legacies Manager - Save the Children - Wellington

  • Lead and develop a well-established and successful national Legacy programme
  • Strategic and operational role
  • Based in Wellington CBD; flexible working options available

In New Zealand and around the world, Save the Children works every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, Save the Children is always among the first to respond and the last to leave. They ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. They deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

Save the Children does whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – to transform their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children New Zealand (SCNZ) implements a portfolio of development projects across countries in Asia, the Pacific and New Zealand, and responds to humanitarian events worldwide.

SCNZ has a well-developed and successful Legacy programme, with a significant pipeline of confirmed Legacy supporters and prospects. The Legacies Manager is responsible for driving the strategy and growth of long-term sustainable income generation through the Legacy programme.

You’ll work as a key member of the Philanthropy and Partnerships team, and will have operational oversight for, and work closely with, the part time Regional Legacy Coordinator based in Auckland. SCNZ values creativity and innovation, and the collaborative team supports each other to find solutions to challenges.

This is both a strategic and hands-on role, which requires an understanding of best practice in direct marketing, legacy fundraising and relationship building, using different channels of communication.

A key component of this role will be building personal relationships with legacy prospects through personal communication, visits and events.

Person Profile:

  • Proven legacy fundraising experience and an understanding of how to identify and cultivate legacy prospects and further build a sustainable portfolio of confirmed legacies
  • Personable, with a track record of success in, and commitment to, building and maintaining exceptional relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Strong strategic thinking and planning capability
  • A team player
  • A self-starter, driven and highly self-motivated
  • Ability to plan, manage and prioritise workload and time effectively
  • A consultative and open style with the ability to relate sensitively to people of all ages
  • Very highly developed written and oral communication skills, including an attention to detail
  • Knowledge of fundraising databases is desirable (SCNZ uses Raiser’s Edge)
  • A full New Zealand drivers’ licence

To learn more about SCNZ, their vision and legacy programme, please visit their website:

Applications to: Kirsty McLaren via
Position description and Candidate Pack: Available to view at

P: 04 499 1069



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