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

Events Manager 

Salary £30,000; London, Westminster

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is seeking a proactive, confident and well organised Events Manager to join its excellent Communities and Events team.

We are seeking an experienced self-starter to manage the IoF’s busy annual events programme, reporting to the Head of Communities & Events. The appointed candidate will convey a creative, innovative and best practice approach to event management.  You will have a minimum of three years’ experience of managing complex, multi-layered events and an up-to-date awareness of relevant event technologies, including AV, webinars and social media. An ability to work independently using your initiative and skills to effectively manage and develop the IoF’s events programme will make you successful in the role. 

You will be responsible for the logistics and successful execution of the Institute’s events, from the largest professional fundraising event in Europe, the Fundraising Convention, to events such as the National Fundraising Awards and smaller one day conferences. The role requires someone with impeccable attention to detail, as well as the ability to negotiate with suppliers and influence outcomes. Exceptional interpersonal skills are therefore key to enable effective communication with both internal and external contacts. Experience within a membership organisation is highly advantageous.

The Institute takes pride in what we do and we are driven by success, we expect the right candidate to champion and achieve a high standard of work. You will be empowered to work autonomously, collaborate and make your own decisions where reasonable. Respect and fairness are qualities we seek in our staff members at the IoF. 

Application is by CV and covering letter. Deadline for applications is Friday 14 July 2017. Please apply directly via the Guardian.

 

Membership Officer 

Circa £25,000; London, Westminster

Institute of Fundraising is looking for a proactive and team orientated Membership Officer to join its excellent Innovation and Partnerships Team.

We are seeking a proactive and highly organised Memberships Officer to join our Partnerships and Innovation team. The role will report directly to the Director of Partnerships & Innovation and provide a high quality front-line administrative and development support to our organisational members and corporate supporters. You will be the first point of contact for our members and the public so must be able to effectively communicate the strategic aims of the IoF, and the more specifically the role of organisational membership within the IoF. Accuracy and timeliness with documentation and database management is critical to ensure membership is managed professionally and to a high standard.

The right candidate will be able to work independently using their initiative and skills to effectively manage and develop the IoF’s memberships. They will have very good interpersonal skills which will allow them to communicate with both internal and external contacts with an outcome focused frame of mind. Experience within a membership organisation is highly advantageous. 

The Institute takes pride in what we do and we are driven by success, we expect the right candidate to champion and achieve a high standard of work. You will be empowered to work autonomously, collaborate and make your own decisions where reasonable. Respect and fairness are traits we seek in our staff members at the IoF.  

Application is by CV and covering letter. Deadline for applications is COB Friday 14 July 2017. Please apply directly via the Guardian. 

 

Mentoring

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

 

Volunteering

Did you know you can volunteer at our flagship Fundraising Convention? Applications for Fundraising Convention 2017 (3rd - 5th July) are now closed but applications for volunteering at Convention open in January each year, 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 Hannah Hockin, Event Programme Manager: hannah@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk

 

Blogging

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.