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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Working for us as an employee

No matter which part of the organisation we work in, we’re united in making a real difference to the work of charities and fundraisers. We passionately believe that the development of an equal, diverse and inclusive fundraising community is integral to delivering excellent fundraising. To help us achieve this we need people with all types of skills and from all kinds of backgrounds. It's important to us that our staff bring their skills and knowledge regardless of age, being trans, being married or in a civil partnership, being pregnant on maternity leave, disability, race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, belief or lack of religion/belief, sex, or sexual orientation. 

We ask all applicants to tell us about their personal information by completing a monitoring form to help us monitor our processes and ensure that we treat everyone fairly. This information is not seen or used by the shortlisting or selection panel. You can read our privacy policy and how we use your data.

As a small team (around 50 strong) with considerable reach within the sector we are constantly busy, however we benefit from being of a size where we all know each other and understand how we need to work together to achieve our aims. We have a friendly atmosphere and a strong desire to listen to those who work with us, so we can be flexible and work with you in true partnership to help you to develop with us.

As an employee you will of course benefit from free access to all of our membership benefits including our Academy courses as well as our employee benefits 

Inspired to join us? Our current vacancies and how to apply for them are shown below.

INSTITUTE JOB, BOARD AND VOLUNTEER VACANCIES

Panel Secretariat/Administrative Officer

£24,500, Edinburgh

Are you ambitious to be part of Scotland’s vibrant and essential charity fundraising community, helping us champion and raise standards of fundraising across our communities?

This exciting role is comprised of two distinct parts, Secretariat to the Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel and as Administrative Officer for the Institute of Fundraising in Scotland. We’re looking for a highly organised multi-tasker who can think on their feet. It’s important that the post holder can work with sensitive information, understands Scotland’s third sector, and can work closely with a range of colleagues and stakeholders.

As Panel Secretariat, you’ll provide administrative support for the panel ensuring the smooth handling of events and helping to promote the role and work of the Panel. In your role as Administrative Officer with the IoF, you will support the delivery of IoF Scotland’s strategy, ensuring the smooth delivery of our day-to-day activities, including a range of events.

The Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel was established for the purposes of overseeing enhanced self-regulation of fundraising in Scotland, to be responsible for fundraising standards in Scotland and to handle fundraising complaints related to Scottish registered charities.

The Institute of Fundraising Scotland is the professional membership body representing fundraisers. We provide training for fundraisers, policy guidance, networking and events for charities to share best practice. We champion excellent fundraising with the public, media and sector stakeholders, developing policy in the voluntary sector arena, and reacting swiftly to issues affecting the fundraising environment in Scotland.

To apply, please fill in the application form detailing how you believe your skills and experience match the role and return it, along with the monitoring form to recruitment@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk, to arrive no later than Midday on Monday 18 February.

Interviews will be held on 28 February.

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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

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VOLUNTEERING

Did you know you can volunteer at our flagship event, the UK's largest event for fundraising professionals, Fundraising Convention? Nominations are closed for 2018 but look out for next year's event! 

BURSARIES

Current bursaries include:

 

Our National, Regional and Special Interest Groups often run bursaries - explore an IoF Group near you

 

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: WendyM@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! Get in touch with Alice Sharman, Content Manager: AliceS@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk.

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