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

Chair of the Institute of Fundraising

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for fundraising in the UK. We support fundraisers through leadership and representation; best practice and compliance; education and networking; and we champion and promote fundraising as a career choice. We are also a charity and support charities and public benefit organisations to connect donors and supporters with the causes they care passionately about.

The IoF is seeking to appoint a new Chair to take office from July 2020 who can build on our strong foundations and work collaboratively with our Board and executive team to lead the IoF in delivering against our vision of excellent fundraising for a better world.

It’s an incredibly exciting time to be involved with the IoF as we embark on the final stage of our journey to become the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, develop a new strategy to take effect from 2021 and continue to tackle the key issues facing the fundraising community.

You’ll have the time, passion and experience to lead our Trustee Board. In return, you will be guaranteed an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience working with a fantastic team of staff, volunteers, members and the wider fundraising community across the UK.

The role is non-remunerated however, reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses will be paid.

The Recruitment & Information pack for candidates highlights what is expected of this role and how you should apply, should you be interested.

Closing date: midday, Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by: Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Interviews: Friday, 28 February 2020

How to apply:

View candidate pack

Chair application form

All candidates are requested to complete our EDI monitoring form and return it along with the application. The form will be used for monitoring purposes only.

EDI monitoring form

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Central London (with some travel)

Working hours: 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday with some evening and occasional weekend work (we are open to flexible working options, adjusted hours or a job share).

About the Institute of Fundraising

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. We support fundraisers through leadership and representation; best practice and compliance; education and networking; and we champion and promote fundraising as a career choice. We have over 650 organisational members who raise more than £10 billion in income for good causes every year, and over 6,000 individual members. Our vision is Excellent Fundraising for a Better World. We believe that an equal, diverse and inclusive fundraising community is integral to delivering excellent fundraising. With the support of an independent expert panel, we have invested in developing our Change Collective Manifesto and EDI strategy for the IoF and the fundraising profession. We are now seeking a Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to join us and transform the world of fundraising for the better.

The Rewards

  • Salary of £45,000 - £50,000 (FTE) per annum
  • 25 days’ holiday (FTE) per annum
  • Pension
  • Options for flexible working, a job share or adjusted hours in line with your needs
  • Remote working options
  • Make a difference as part of a leading organisation

The Role

We are looking for a versatile, creative and socially conscious Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to help us transform fundraising to be, and acknowledged to be, an equal, diverse and inclusive profession.

Our values underpin all areas of our work and guide us in all we do:

  • Passionate: taking pride in what we do and driven by success
  • Professional: championing and achieving high standards and governed by professional integrity
  • Enabling: helping others and empowered to take ownership, find solutions, make decisions and collaborate
  • Enterprising: open to new solutions and committed to delivering where we already excel
  • Respectful: honest and fair, treating everyone with consideration and respect.

    The Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is a new position and we welcome applications from across the sector and those from other sectors. You will have proven:

  • Your ability to promote and generate co-operation, building a shared vision and credible productive relationships and networks to deliver EDI objectives
  • Expertise in relation to EDI legislation, policy and practice
  • Your ability to deal with complex situations with a variety of potential outcomes

You may have previously held titles such as Head of Diversity, Head of Equality & Diversity, Head of Fundraising, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, EDI Consultant, or EDI Manager.

Closing date: midday, Friday, 31st January 2020
Shortlisted candidates will be notified by: Tuesday, 11th February 2020
First interviews and test: Tuesday, 25th February 2020
Second interviews: Thursday, 5th March 2020

Please note that the interviews will take place at our offices in Central London.

View candidate pack

The IoF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where we can all be our ourselves and succeed on merit. We particularly welcome applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as disabled people and individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

How to apply

All candidates must apply by completing our application form and returning it to recruitment@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk by midday, 31 January 2020.

Application form 

All candidates are also requested to complete our EDI monitoring form and return it along with the application. The form will be used for monitoring purposes only.

 EDI monitoring Form 

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

Team of individuals at work

 

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