The National Gallery

Legacy and Appeals Manager (Maternity Cover)


The Development Department is made up of 34 staff with responsibility for generating income from the private sector in support of the mission of the Gallery; so that people can engage with great art.

Each year the Department raises a minimum of £9 million from a combination of individuals, grant-making trusts and companies to support the Gallery’s core activities such as exhibitions, conservation, framing, education, public programmes and digital activities. This is alongside acquisition fundraising to acquire new works of art, which may be as much as £100 million.

This summer we will launch our Bicentenary campaign, NG200: For the Nation, for the World, the largest fundraising campaign in the history of the National Gallery.

By joining the department, you will be part of a high-performing, energetic and motivated team that contributes significantly to the work of the Gallery.


The Legacy and Appeals Manager is responsible for creating and implementing strategies to develop and increase income from:

  • lower level giving both online and onsite (gifts up to £10,000)
  • public appeals
  • legacy fundraising, including gifts in memory

They are responsible for the management and administration of the above as well as the stewardship of several major donors.


This is an income generating role that significantly contributes to the Development department’s annual income target.

The Legacy and Appeals Manager is also responsible for ensuring all legacy administration is carried out to a high standard to avoid potential financial or reputational risk to the organisation, as well as promoting the Gallery’s charitable status to online and onsite visitors and as the wider public.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 2nd October