IoF opportunities

There are many ways you can get involved with the IoF, including job vacancies, volunteering, mentoring, blogging, or speaking at an event.

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INSTITUTE Job and board vacancies

Marketing Officer

Location: London SW1H 9DJ

Salary £26,000 

Institute of Fundraising is looking for a creative, proactive, team orientated Marketing Officer to join the Marketing and Digital Communications team.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, customer focused Marketing Officer to join the Institute’s Engagement and External Affairs directorate with specific responsibility for managing, and delivering a busy email communication schedule and assisting with the development of key digital and printed marketing materials and collateral.  

Reporting directly to the Marketing Manager, the right candidate will be a confident self-starter with strong organisational and planning skills, a team player with the ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines. Communicating and building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, and in a variety of situations will also be essential to the role. 

You will have a high attention to detail and a keen eye for design across emails, digital channels and printed materials. The successful candidate will have marketing experience within a customer focused environment, including but not limited to adaptable copywriting skills, database experience, email delivery platforms for direct marketing and experience using design packages such as Photoshop. 

The Institute takes pride in what we do, we expect the right candidate to achieve a high standard of work and you will be empowered to work autonomously, collaborate and make your own decisions where reasonable. If you are looking to make a difference to the profile of the Institute of Fundraising and the incredible work of charity fundraisers, please get in touch. 

Please apply directly via The Guardian Jobs with CV and cover letter. Deadline for applications is COB Tuesday 29 August 2017



Head of Finance

Location: London SW1H 9DJ

Salary: Attractive 

We are looking for a Head of Finance to take the lead for the financial performance management of the organisation, managing the function operationally, strategically and in relationships with stakeholders, including directing and evolving our finance team.

Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Overall responsibility for the development and successful delivery of the Finance function and providing successful leadership across the Institute
  • Leading on financial  planning and developing projections and business models in line with the Strategic Plan
  • Communicating complex financial information and influencing and building rapport with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Producing the Trustee’s Annual Report and Financial Statements; reporting to Finance & Resources Committee and the Board of Trustees
  • Leading and developing a small team


The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with experience of the UK charity or not for profit sector, advanced knowledge of SORP and charity VAT. You will have led a strategic finance function, produced statutory accounts, management accounts, financial reports and analysis. You will have demonstrable commercial acumen, a strong understanding of business and strategic issues, and the ability to appropriately challenge and advise budget holders. You will have excellent leadership and communication skills, and a passion for helping us achieve our vision: Excellent fundraising for a better world.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to by Sunday 3 September. Interviews will be held w/c Monday 18 September. For an informal discussion regarding the roles, please don't hesitate to contact Bryony Feeney on 0203 542 8393 or 



One-to-one mentoring can be invaluable to your professional development, both as a mentor or a mentee. The following IoF Groups run Mentoring or Buddy schemes:

IoF London region mentoring scheme

IoF East Midlands 'Buddy Scheme'

IoF North West 'Buddy Scheme'

IoF South West mentoring scheme

IoF West Midlands mentoring scheme

IoF Black Fundraisers UK mentoring scheme

The Giving to Heritage project also runs 1:1 Support Sessions



Did you know you can volunteer at our flagship event, the UK's largest event for fundraising professionals, Fundraising Convention? Applications for Fundraising Convention will open in January 2018, so please check back then!

Convention volunteers 2016
Photo: Fundraising Convention volunteers at the Barbican, July 2016


Event speaking

Are you looking to share a fundraising campaign, or debate something that has or hasn't worked? We are often looking for those in the sector and outside to feature at our events. If you have an interesting topic, and would like to know how this can fit with the IoF conference programme, please send your enquiry to Wendy Maitland, Event Programme Manager:



The IoF blog is a space for influential voices from the charity sector to comment on topical fundraising issues, explore new fundraising ideas, highlight fundraising success stories, share expertise and more. You can get involved!

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Committee participation

The IoF has various committees that work on fundraising standards, policy, learning and more. Our Special Interest and Regional Groups, along with IoF Northern Ireland are run by enthusiastic and devoted Committee members. Find out more on our Committees.