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.


Programme Manager: Equality Diversity and Inclusion in the Fundraising Profession

Up to £40,000 FTE (£24,000 pro rata) - part time 0.6 (21 hours) - fixed term contract 1 year 

Westminster, London

Do you agree that an equal, diverse and inclusive fundraising community is integral to delivering excellent fundraising? Do you want to help us work to make this a reality?

We are looking to appoint a committed individual to join us to help shape and deliver our new long-term programme to create an equal, diverse and inclusive profession, where fundraising is seen as a career of choice for people of all backgrounds and progression within the profession is based on merit alone.

This is an exciting opportunity to project manage the implementation stage of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) programme.

This project will impact all aspects of the Institute’s work; influencing what we deliver to our members, the fundraising community and our key stakeholders.

You will personally need to be a strong influencer, driven by results, and able to deal with complex situations, working strategically and tactically as required.

If you have proven experience of managing projects which have successfully increased equality, diversity and inclusion, have an understanding of best practice in this area and can demonstrate how you have influenced and led change, we would like to hear from you.

Download the Programme Manager job profile. If you would like to arrange a call for further information please contact us on

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, to arrive no later than 5pm on Friday 2 November. No applications through recruitment agencies will be considered.

Initial interviews will be held during the week of 5 November and second interviews week commencing 12 November. If applying, please ensure that you are available during this time frame.


Digital Manager

Up to £40,000 - Full time 

Westminster, London

Are you an experienced digital manager looking for an opportunity to deliver a new website and develop a digital marketing strategy for multiple projects? The Institute of Fundraising is looking for a skilled and experienced digital manager to help us make a step change in our digital engagement.

The digital manager will ensure our digital marketing and website are audience-focused, helping the IoF engage with the right people at the right time with the right proposition. They will lead the way we interact with our key audiences online to achieve long term engagement resulting in more people: joining the IoF and engaging with our networks; learning through our qualifications; and attending our events and conferences, including Fundraising Convention, the biggest charity event of its kind in Europe.

If you are looking for a challenging role, which will make a real difference to the work of charities and fundraisers and are passionate about the charity sector and its work, this role is for you. You will be directly helping charities achieve excellent fundraising for a better world.

Download: Digital manager job description

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, to arrive no later than 9am on Monday 29 October.


Finance Assistant

Up to £26,000 - Full time (35 hours)

Westminster, London

Are you a confident Finance Assistant looking to work for an organisation that makes a real difference to the work of charities and fundraisers ? Are you passionate about the charity sector and its work and want to use your finance skills to help charities achieve excellent fundraising for a better world?

We are seeking a Finance Assistant to provide additional support to our very busy finance team You will assist our Finance Manager in the everyday running of our finance function, including processing of daily transactions, bank reconciliations, accounts payable and accounts receivable duties working on our Sage line 50 system

You will have excellent attention to details, a pro-active attitude, and be a team player with an eagerness to learn.

If you are interested in being considered for the role and would like to find out more please contact Connor Howe, Consultant at Page Personnel via or on 0207 269 2222



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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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! 


Current bursaries include:


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



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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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