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.


Job Title: Co-opted Trustee of the Institute of Fundraising

Start date: ASAP

The Institute of Fundraising is looking to co-opt a Trustee onto its Board.

You will need to be passionate about fundraising and the role the IoF plays in leading, representing and championing the fundraising profession and community.

The Board has a responsibility to make sure that that the Trustees of the Institute are both reflective of the fundraising community as a whole and have the rights skills and experiences to lead the Institute’s work.

On this occasion, we are particularly keen to recruit someone with senior public fundraising experience, particularly from a fundraising agency, and someone with commercial expertise.

We are currently embarking on a bold programme to increase the diversity of the fundraising profession so we are particularly keen to have applications from fundraisers who will add to the gender diversity of our current Board, currently 10 women and 1 man.

As an IoF Trustee you will be guaranteed an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience within an ambitious and friendly organisation.

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

The information packs for candidates highlight what is expected of this role and how you should apply, should you be interested.

How to apply 

Please complete our application form and monitoring form and return them to by 12pm on Monday 11 November 2019.


Recruitment and Information Pack

Application Form 

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form


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



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! 


Current bursaries include:


Our National, Regional and Special Interest Groups often run bursaries - explore an IoF Group near you



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! Get in touch with Alice Sharman, Content Manager:

Or read the IoF blog



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