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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INSTITUTE Job and board vacancies

Head of Marketing

Location: London, Westminster

The Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for charity fundraising with offices in London, Edinburgh and Cardiff. We promote and support the work of our members through training, events, qualifications, and through our network of over 6,000 members and around 600 organisations across the UK. We represent and promote the fundraising sector with a range of stakeholders including regulators, politicians and the media.

We are looking for an ambitious and forward thinking Head of Marketing to lead on the IoF’s strategic marketing direction. You will possess a creative mind-set and be innovative in your approach however you will also be willing to roll up your sleeves and deliver on more day to day marketing activities. Reporting to the Director Engagement & External Affairs, you will be digitally savvy and passionate about driving an audience-focused marketing campaign to support the IoF in engaging with the right people, at the right time and with the right proposition.

As the Lead you will be collaborative in your approach and foster a good team spirit not only within your team but within the broader IoF team. The suitable candidate will have experience in delivering an innovative marketing strategy to drive engagement, membership and income. You will be a motivating and inspirational team leader with the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to persuade and influence is key to success.

You will have a passion for helping us achieve our vision: Excellent fundraising for a better world.

An attractive salary along with competitive benefits will be offered to the right candidate. To apply, please address your CV and covering letter to Ceri Edwards by Friday 20 October 2017.


Director of Membership, Compliance and Professional Development

Location: London, Westminster

We are now looking to recruit to a new role of Director of Membership, Compliance and Professional Development. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, you will be a key member of the senior management team, with responsibility for leading on growing individual membership, developing the IoF’s Academy programme, and embedding compliance and professional standards within the culture of the UK fundraising community as part of our journey to Chartered status. The role seeks a highly motivated individual who has the desire to develop further an open, inclusive and supportive performance culture. You will also work closely with the Director of Development to develop programmes that meet the needs of the fundraising community now and into the future.

The position requires an individual who can display outstanding leadership, management, organisational, financial and team building abilities. They will have the capacity to think conceptually and creatively whilst being able to translate ideas and strategy into an effective plan. They will be able to manage a wide range of key stakeholder relationships and have exceptional communication and influencing abilities.

The successful candidate will have considerable senior management experience in leading professional standards or compliance within a similar organisation, as well as strong understanding of professional development in fundraising or a similar profession. Experience of working at a leadership level in a membership organisation is highly desirable.

If you have a passion for helping us achieve our vision of excellent fundraising for a better world, please address your CV and covering letter to Peter Lewis, Chief Executive via the Guardian Jobs website by close of business on 3rd November 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 event, the UK's largest event for fundraising professionals, Fundraising Convention? Applications for Fundraising Convention will open in January 2018, 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 Wendy Maitland, Event Programme Manager:



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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.