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.


Marketing Manager

£34,000, London

Are you an experienced marketing manager looking for a challenging role, which will make a real difference to the work of charities and fundraisers? If you are passionate about the charity sector and its work, this role is for you. The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is looking for a confident, skilled and experienced marketing manager to help us make a step change in our marketing.

The marketing manager will be responsible for the delivery of the IoF’s ambitious marketing strategy, ensuring our marketing is audience-focused, helping the IoF engage with the right people at the right time with the right proposition. They will drive the way we interact with our key audiences 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.

You will be directly helping charities achieve excellent fundraising for a better world.

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 28 January.

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Fixed term compliance opportunities in Fundraising

Are you an experienced compliance practitioner? Or an accomplished public fundraiser looking for a new challenge? Would you like to work as part of a small team with significant influence helping charities to achieve excellent fundraising for a better world?

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is looking for individuals with current experience of, or an interest in, developing the knowledge to oversee the practical implementation of the Fundraising Regulator’s rules and policies out in the field. You must be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundraising compliance either through previous work in that area or through fundraising itself, the ability to handle and resolve issues, interpret and apply guidelines in a practical context, demonstrate strong planning, admin and ICT skills, and the desire to support the fundraising community to deliver excellence.

To hear more about our compliance opportunities please send an email to by 5pm 1 February 2019 providing details of a daytime telephone number we may contact you on.

One of our Compliance team will then be in touch for a chat and to outline next steps should you wish to apply to work with us. Conversations will take place as we receive email enquiries. Interviews early in February.



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

Team of individuals at work



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! Get in touch with Alice Sharman, Content Manager:

Or read the IoF blog



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