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

Development Officer

£26,000
Location: London

Do you enjoy a mix of fundraising and product development? Are you committed to supporting 100’s of charities and 1000’s of fundraisers?

We have a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and proactive development officer who wants to make a difference to thousands of good causes and help charities achieve excellent fundraising for a better world.

You will work collaboratively to develop projects, products and services that attract external funding and generate additional income to support the Institute of Fundraising’s strategic objectives. You will be resilient, flexible and comfortable working in a small development team where everyone has a ‘can do’ attitude.

We need a  proven track record in researching, developing and planning funding initiatives and successfully securing income as well as experience of building successful relationships with range of stakeholders. 

If you are looking for a role which can make a real difference to the work of charities and fundraisers and are passionate about the charity sector and its work, this role is for you.

We have a friendly atmosphere and a strong desire to listen to those who work with us, and are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

If you are interested in being considered for this role please complete our application form highlighting how your skills and experience fulfill the role requirements and return it to recruitment@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk to arrive no later than 5.00pm on Tuesday 23 April 2019.

Interviews are likely to be held during the week of the 29th April.

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

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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 to ensure high quality qualifications in a professional body working to achieve Chartered status?

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 to arrive no later than 5.00pm on Friday 10 May 2019.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday  28 may 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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Head of Partnerships

Up to £45,000
Location: London

This exciting new position will play a key role in developing and managing  relationships with Organisational members and corporate partners to enable us to deliver our strategic goals. 

The Head of Partnerships will ensure our relationships are member and partner focused and help to secure long term support for the Institute’s entire portfolio of products, resulting in more people joining the IoF and engaging with our networks; learning through our qualifications; and supporting our events and conferences, including Fundraising Convention and the Fundraising Awards.

Working closely with our Director of Partnerships and Innovation and our Partnerships Account Manager this person will also identify and secure new partnerships and lead a programme of account management.

If you have a track record of delivering successful partnerships, solid supervisory management experience, strong commercial acumen, can work both strategically and operationally and  are looking for a role which can make a real difference to the work of charities and fundraisers and are passionate about the charity sector and its work, this role is for you.

We have a friendly atmosphere and a strong desire to listen to those who work with us, and are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

If you are interested in being considered for this role please complete our application form highlighting how your skills and experience fulfill the role requirements and return it to recruitment@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk to arrive no later than 5.00pm on Friday 26th April 2019.

Initial interviews will be held  during the week of 29th April 2019.

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

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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