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

IoF Scotland Manager

Salary: £33,000

Location: Edinburgh

The Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for charity fundraising. We champion and support the amazing and vital work of our members through training, events, qualifications, and through our network of individual and organisational members. We represent and promote the fundraising sector with a range of stakeholders including regulators, politicians and the media. Our vision is excellent fundraising for a better world.

We are looking to appoint a Manager who will work with us to lead and support the Institute’s work in Scotland. The successful candidate will be dynamic and effective ‘people person’ with a track record of working with volunteers, 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.

The right candidate will be able to work effectively under their own initiative and in support of our network of volunteers to ensure the events, networking opportunities, support and training offered by us continues to thrive.

If you are looking for a challenging role which will make a real difference to the profile of the Institute of Fundraising and the incredible work of charity fundraisers in Scotland, please get in touch.

Application is by CV and covering letter (see details in job information pack). Please complete the equal opportunities monitoring form and include with your application.

Deadline for applications is midday on Wednesday 17 May 2017. Interviews will take place in our Edinburgh offices on Thursday 25 May 2017.



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 closed - good luck to all those who applied.

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:



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.