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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Honorary Treasurer (IoF Board, voluntary) 

The current Honorary Treasurer’s term is due to come to completion and the Institute is now seeking to appoint a new Treasurer with a view to undertaking a staged handover in early 2018. The successful candidate will work with the Director of People & Resources to obtain an overview of IoF’s financial affairs, ensure the maintenance of its financial viability and make certain that the whole Board considers finances in its planning and decision making processes. The Honorary Treasurer chairs the Institute’s Finance and Resources Committee which has delegated powers to act on behalf of the Board in matters relating to facilities, people and culture and technology as well as finance.

The IoF has an active Board of Trustees which meets on a quarterly basis to lead the organisation’s strategic planning and development. The Finance and Resources Committee meets five times a year.  The Treasurer will also be appointed as a Trustee and member of the Board of Trustees.

The IoF is an ambitious and forward thinking organisation. Having just recruited a new Chair the IoF is looking to further increase organisational impact and to take a strong lead in moving forward the UK’s giving agenda. As the standard bearer of fundraising best practice IoF leads the ongoing evolution of professional development for fundraisers as a key component of its membership.

Status of position: This is a voluntary position (travel and subsistence expenses are paid) 

Interested candidates may contact Joanne Smithson (Director of People & Resources) or Helen Elliott (Honorary Treasurer) for an informal chat about the role. To arrange this please email:

Please send your CV and brief note describing your suitability for the role to:

Interviews will take place in January 2018

The Institute of Fundraising is an equal opportunities employer. It is fully committed to ensuring that the only criterion that governs matters of recruitment is merit alone.


National Fundraising Awards 2018 - Judges

The Institute of Fundraising’s National Fundraising Awards celebrate the achievements of truly remarkable fundraisers who in extraordinary ways have all made the world a better place. 

We're looking for new National Fundraising Awards judges to join the team. For 2018, we're opening this up to applications! If you think your background and experience would be perfect to unearth the best examples of excellent fundraising, then apply now! 

Download the application form

Deadline: 22 December 2018

Please note, this is a volunteer role, details of your requirements for the role, should you be successful, are found on the application form above.



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:



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.