IoF opportunities

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

IoF job and board vacancies

Director of People and Resources

The IoF are now looking to recruit a Director of People and Resources, who will help deliver our new strategy and make a real impact.

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for fundraising in the UK. We are an ambitious and growing organisation with over 6,000 individual members and 500 organisational members who collectively raise over £9 billion each year for good causes. We are looking for an experienced, people-focused, senior manager with significant finance experience, to join our senior team and ensure the Institute has the right people and resources in place to deliver our new strategy.

You will be responsible for ensuring we have the right approach to developing our staff and volunteers as well as ensuring our finance, database and other systems are developed to support our team to deliver our strategic objectives. You will lead our overall business and financial planning and reporting, and have responsibility for the full range of our internal corporate services.

The successful candidate will have an exceptional track record of successful delivery within an organisation of comparable size and complexity and be an inspiring leader with the ability to engage others and drive the IoF forwards to its next stage in development. Closing date, Friday 7 April.

Please download the information pack for more information on how to apply and complete the diversity monitoring form


Membership Communities Manager 

We are looking for a Membership Communities Manager who will support the institute’s network of volunteers so that our National, Regional and Special Interest groups – who offer events, networking opportunities, support and training – continues to thrive.

The successful candidate will be dynamic and effective ‘people person’ with a track record of regional volunteer management, preferably within a membership-led environment. They will be comfortable communicating with and influencing people of all levels and representing the interests of the IoF at a range of group-led activities and events. They will have the ability and energy to travel extensively throughout the UK, as well as the organisational skills to co-ordinate the activities of over 30 individual groups.

If you think you have what it takes to help shape and support the important work we undertake with our members and volunteers, we would like to hear from you. The closing date is Monday 27 March 2017.

Download the job description and apply now via CharityJob.


Institute of Fundraising Scotland - Information and Marketing Officer

Full Time – initially offered as a 6 month contract (to be extended subject to funding) 

Salary: £21-23k per annum, Location: Edinburgh 

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for charity fundraising with offices in Edinburgh, Cardiff and London. We promote and support the work of our members through training, events, qualifications, and through our network of over 6000 members and around 600 organisations across the UK.  We represent and promote the fundraising sector with a range of stakeholders including regulators, politicians and the media.  

The Institute’s Scotland office is looking to recruit Information and Marketing Officer to provide communications and marketing support to the Institute of Fundraising in Scotland. As well as delivering administrative support to the Scotland office and secretariat to IoF Scotland committees, the post-holder will also play a key role in promoting our activities and events to our members and others interested in fundraising. 

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, with excellent communication skills, and a passion for helping us achieve our vision: Excellent fundraising for a better world. 

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 29 March 2017. Details on how to apply are contained in the Information Pack - download here.



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 Fundraising Convention? Volunteer applications for Fundraising Convention 2017 (3rd - 5th July) are now open, so please apply via the Fundraising Convention website.

Hurry, the deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 7th April!

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 Hannah Hockin, 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!

Or read the IoF blog


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.