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

Senior Professional Development Officer (Maternity Cover Fixed term up to 1 year)
Part-time 3 days a week (21 hours)
up to £18840 for 3 days per week (FTE £31400)

Location: London

Are you an experienced L&D professional looking for a new challenge for the next 12 months?

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the preeminent professional membership organisation for charitable fundraising in the U.K, with over 6000 individual and 600 organisational members. A key part of the organisation is the IoF Academy which provides qualifications and training to equip members, and the wider sector, with knowledge and skills to better enable them to raise funds for charitable causes. This role sits within our Academy.

This year is an exciting time for us, involving a journey towards achieving Chartered Status, and innovative change projects including a new CRM system and website.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Professional Development Officer (SPDO) as a maternity cover to commence employment from 6th August 2019. In this role, you will provide operational leadership across our three-tier qualifications framework. 

In addition to engaging with our Chief Examiner, External Examiner and Approved Faculty to ensure our qualifications are of the highest quality, you will also support learners through exceptional customer service and learning journey management through our Blackboard Learning Management System.

Joining a small focused team including a Professional Development Assistant (PDA) and another SPDO to deliver learning interventions of the highest quality.  You will also provide project management, process and policy oversight, and supervision of junior staff to deliver the highest levels of customer service.

You must have excellent communication skills and be adaptable, well organised, and able to work without supervision and maintain a proactive approach.

You will ideally have experience working within an Awarding Body/Higher Education Institution providing qualifications, as well as possess experience of using Learning Management Systems such as Blackboard or Moodle.

If you are interested in being considered for this role please complete our application form highlighting how your skills and return it to recruitment@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk

Interview date TBC.

Please also help us by completing the optional Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form and return in a separate email.

Only direct applicants. No agencies please.

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Community and Events Officer
Full-time (35 hours per week)
£28,000 per annum

Location: London

The Institute of Fundraising’s busy Communities and Events team is responsible for organising a number of centrally run events and conferences, including our flagship event, Fundraising Convention and the National Fundraising Awards. The team also manages our National, Regional and Special Interest Groups which are run by volunteers and offer events, networking opportunities, support and training to IoF members and the wider fundraising community.

This key role provides key support to the IoF Communities and Events team. The post-holder will have day to day operational responsibility for customer liaison and booking for all centrally-run IoF events. The role will also provide administrative and logistics support for a wide range of events and courses as well as assist with financial admin and data management for our network of 35 National, Regional and Special Interest Groups.

The successful candidate will be joining the organisation during an exciting period of change, as the IoF upgrades and replaces all of our systems. This includes our CRM, which is being changed from Integra to a Microsoft Dynamix-based system. This role will need to manage the project on behalf of the Communities and Events team, working with the CRM project team to make sure the new system is optimised for the team’s needs and providing a seamless service for our customers and stakeholders. Experience of working with a CRM database is therefore essential.

This busy and varied role is the perfect opportunity for someone who is looking to take the next step in their career in events and/or volunteer management.

If you are interested in being considered for this role please complete our application form highlighting how your skills and return it to recruitment@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk. Job applications close 5pm Friday 5 July 2019.

Please also help us by completing the optional Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form and return in a separate email.

Only direct applicants. No agencies please.

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Event Producer
Full-time (35 hours per week)
£28,000 per annum

Location: London

The Institute of Fundraising’s busy Communities and Events team is responsible for organising a number of centrally run events and conferences, including our flagship event, Fundraising Convention and the National Fundraising Awards. The IoF’s event portfolio provides a key point of contact with members, as well as being an important source of income for the organisation. The team also manages our National, Regional and Special Interest Groups which are run by volunteers and offer events, networking opportunities, support and training to IoF members and the wider fundraising community.

The Event Producer will be responsible for working with IoF stakeholders to research, design and curate the programmes for all centrally-run IoF conferences, on a broad range of fundraising topics. As the role develops, there will also be the opportunity to take the lead on the logistics of a number of conference, effectively project-managing the whole event from concept to completion. This busy and varied role is the perfect opportunity for someone with a keen interest in fundraising and/or the charity sector, who is looking to take the next step in their career in events.

If you are interested in being considered for this role please complete our application form highlighting how your skills and return it to recruitment@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk. Job applications close 5pm 28 July 2019.

Please also help us by completing the optional Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form and return in a separate email.

Only direct applicants. No agencies please.

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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