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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Media & External Affairs Manager

£32,000 - Full time

Location: London, Westminster

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for charity fundraising. We promote and support the work of our members through training, events, qualifications, and through our network of over 6,000 members and almost 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 a new Media & External Affairs Manager who is brimming with creativity and ideas. You will play a key role within the IoF, developing and delivering effective engagement strategies with key stakeholders and ensuring that our voice – and the voices of our members – are heard by decision makers, influencers and the media.

You will develop strategies to interact and engage with our key audiences to achieve change resulting in a better understanding of how fundraising works as a profession and as a vehicle for making the world a better place.

If you are looking for a challenging role which will make a real difference to the profile of the Institute of Fundraising and the incredible work of charity fundraisers, this job is for you.

Download the Media and External Affairs manage job information pack

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the role to to arrive no later than midday on Monday 12 March 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in London on Thursday 22 March.



VACANCY: Programme Officer: Arts, Culture & Heritage Sector 

With the support of Arts Council England, the Institute of Fundraising, IoF Cultural Sector Network; IoF Special Interest & Regional Groups; and Young Arts Fundraisers are partnering to deliver an exciting four year programme of support to arts and cultural sector fundraisers across England. 

The Institute of Fundraising is looking to recruit a passionate and enthusiastic individual to play a lead role in this programme and take responsibility for the day-to-day operational delivery, promotion, administration and reporting of programme activities. The post-holder will also need to create and develop excellent working relationships with programme participants, key stakeholders and colleagues at all levels. 

For more information on the programme, position and person specification, download the recruitment pack

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 28th February 2018.



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

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 are now open!

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:



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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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.