Bequest Manager

Friday, 26 Jul 2024

The Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation are embarking on a journey of strategic growth. We are looking for an additional Bequest Manager to join the Philanthropy & Partnerships team. This is an exciting time to join a passionate, purpose-driven organisation making a positive philanthropic impact to the lives of women, children and families.

As Bequest Manager you will develop and implement strategies to improve and grow our Bequest Program and its pipeline of potential and confirmed bequestors. This role requires an aptitude for multi-channel direct marketing, event management and communications, as well the ability to build strong personal relationships with supporters – all with the goal of increasing participation in bequest giving. 

You will be an excellent communicator and relationship builder, with the ability to nurture personal relationships and design bequest campaigns that inspire our supporters to leave a bequest. 

The principle responsibilities are to:

  1. Lead and develop the WCH Foundation Bequest Program.
  2. Manage and grow a portfolio of current and prospective bequestors.
  3. Develop strong relationships with benefactors and steward all donors and prospects efficiently and effectively.
  4. Administer the Bequest Program including donor journeys and estate management.

You will have:

  • An interest in supporting the health and wellbeing of women, children and families.
  • Previous experience and/or tertiary qualifications in marketing, event management, communications or fundraising. 
  • A track record in the design and implementation of projects or programs combining both marketing and relationship management principles.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, in person and by phone, combined with a high level of professionalism.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining relationships, in person and remotely, with a high degree of professionalism, maturity and empathy.
  • Demonstrated high standards of integrity, ethics and confidentiality.
  • An aptitude for events, communications and project management.
  • The ability to prioritise tasks, work to deadlines and within time constraints when necessary.
  • A willingness to interface with prospective and confirmed benefactors face-to-face.
  • The ability to maintain accurate database records and run reports (Raiser’s Edge NXT experience preferred), proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and willingness to learn to use a range of digital platforms.
  • Experience in working within an effective team and ability to work in an environment based on communication and trust.
  • Hold a current WWCC or be willing to undertake a WWCC.

Join an organisation that boasts exceptional levels of employee engagement and satisfaction, including two years of winning of Xref Engage’s Best Workplace Award.

Please visit Careers – WCH Foundation | WCH Foundation to obtain a position description. To contact the WCH Foundation, please email [email protected] 

To apply, please submit your application via We will be reviewing applications as we receive them. Early submission is encouraged to ensure your application is considered.

To be considered for this position, your application must include a cover letter that addresses the principal responsibilities. Interviews will be held on the 16th and 17th July 2024.