Bequest Officer

Job No: RFDS238
Location: Brisbane

 Whenever and wherever people in Queensland need us the most, we’re there. That’s how it’s been for almost a century. Join us and help us keep it that way.

We are seeking a Bequest Officer within the Fundraising team, based at the Brisbane Corporate Office. In this hands on role, working within a close-knit team, you’ll help us make a real difference to people’s lives and to the future of our organisation.

About us: 

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world. Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, we deliver extensive primary healthcare and 24-hour emergency service, from nine strategic bases, to those who live, work and travel throughout Queensland.

 About the role:

  • Permanent full-time
  • Brisbane Corporate Office (5-7 Lobelia Circle, Brisbane Airport)

Reporting to the Grants and Major Gifts Manager, the Bequest Officer is responsible for the coordination of a well-established Bequest Program with untapped potential for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section). This is a unique opportunity for an energetic, proactive and highly organised team player to further develop our bequest program, including awareness building activities, prospecting/visitation initiatives and estate administration duties that will maximise current and future revenue support for the organisation.

Why join us?

In return for your skills, energy and commitment to our mission, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real impact in Queensland communities and truly help others. You’ll work every day with people who are passionate about our purpose and proud of their contribution to our iconic organisation.

As a member of the driven team driving RFDS from behind the scenes, you’ll come to work knowing that your efforts are enabling our work us to help people in Queensland communities. Critically, you’re also helping ensure our organisation is efficient, effective and sustainable now and in the future.

Your contribution will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package plus salary packaging arrangements. In addition, you’ll have the unique opportunity to travel across outback Queensland and see how your actions positively impact communities.

We will support you in your endeavor to enhance your skills in a close-knit team which encourages the sharing of ideas and knowledge.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an energetic professional fundraiser who has at least 3-5 years’ experience in a bequest role and/or a relevant/similar fundraising position. Your ability to establish and build quick rapport with stakeholders is essential in conjunction with your strong relationship building and communication skills. Further to this, you will have excellent organisation skills and a compassionate, caring nature with high professional and personal ethics and integrity. Your strong organisational skills and strategic thinking, combined with your high level of computer literacy will enable you to take a pivotal role in growing the program to support the long term goals of the organisation.

There are also three ‘must-haves’ that we look for in every employee of RFDS (Queensland section). We want people who:

  1. Are passionate about providing the finest care to people in Queensland;
  2. Go above and beyond to drive a positive, cohesive team culture – helping each other to help others;
  3. Embrace the challenges our organisation faces - have the motivation to help us thrive in a competitive, commercial, KPI-driven environment


Please note: This role will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and will be subject to criminal history check. 


For further information please contact Bill Maddock, Grants and Major Gifts Manager on 07 3852 7511.

Applications for this role will close when a suitable candidate pool has been reached. If you are interested, please apply now!



The RFDS is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.

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