An extra pair of hands for your legacy team when you need it most.

In a recent survey, 44% of managers responsible for their charity’s legacy income said their biggest challenge was lack of resource. And the most important resource to ensure your legacy income remains on track, is having the right people in post.

Most of the time, this isn’t an issue, but occasionally you may find you have a gap in your team – a member of staff on sick leave, maternity leave, waiting for a new starter. Or you may have a backlog in work at a busy time, such as year end or during an audit, or simply because your notifications have risen.

With a Legacy Link consultant, you can increase the capacity of your legacy team on a short term basis, and ensure you keep your legacy income on track.

How our short term cover service works

Your new team member

We will place one of our experienced charity legacy officers to join your team on a temporary basis. For as long as you need it.

It’s responsive

We’ve been known to pull a few rabbits out of hats – so if you find you need some help at short notice we will do our best to get a consultant to you as soon as possible.

It’s flexible

We can place a consultant to work one day a week, or up to full time. And you can stop this with just 30 days notice.

It’s professional

All of our consultants are highly experienced at working within charity legacy teams, and trained on most database systems including First Class.

When you might need the help of a Legacy Link consultant

  • To cover maternity leave
  • An extra pair of hands to work through a backlog of reviews
  • During busy periods, such as year end
  • To cover holiday leave
  • To cover a temporary gap in recruitment

Charity testimonials.

  • “Legacy Link have been incredibly helpful to us here at World Animal Protection, from filling in staffing gaps in the past to more recently providing us with very thorough and robust advice when requested, helping us to ensure the smooth running of our legacy administration department. “


  • “The service is responsive, friendly and effective; we are very happy to recommend Legacy Link to other charities.”

  • “NSPCC has regularly used Legacy Link’s services over the past few years. The consultants are reliable and friendly; and they really get their heads down and eat through the work.”

  • “RSPB needed a great deal of help and Legacy Link really pulled out the stops for us – both in administration support and training. Without its help, the backlog of work would have been unmanageable. A professional, responsive and very flexible service”

  • “Legacy Link has been invaluable to the RSPCA in providing maternity cover and then project work. Marie’s positive and professional attitude has made her an asset to the team, and she has expertly handled contentious and sensitive cases to manage potential financial and PR risk. We have valued her ability to always think about the bigger picture.”

  • “Legacy Link has provided an invaluable service, responding quickly and flexibly with advice and locum assistance at our Cotswold and London offices. We are grateful for their professional and capable assistance.”