Chartered Institute of Fundraising
Chartered Institute of Fundraising

Charity registered in Scotland SC038971

We are the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, the membership body for UK fundraising. We are a charity representing and championing the work of individual fundraisers, charities, and their partners. We believe fundraising can be the most rewarding of careers, full of contribution and achievement.

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Volunteer Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,800
  • Working from home (UK) with occasional attendance at events or meetings across the UK including attending meetings in London. (Remote)
  • Closing 18th March 2024

The Organisation

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is the membership organisation for professional fundraisers in the UK.

Our values underpin all areas of our work and guide us in all we do:

Passionate: taking pride in what we do and driven by success.

Professional:championing and achieving high standards and governed by professional integrity.

Enabling: helping others and empowered to take ownership, find solutions, make decisions and collaborate.

Enterprising: open to new solutions and committed to delivering where we already excel.

Respectful:honest and fair, treating everyone with consideration and respect.

We are now looking for a Volunteer Officer to join our busy Volunteering team which is responsible for 35 volunteer-led National, Regional, and Special Interest Groups that offer events, networking opportunities, and support to our members and the wider fundraising community.

The Benefits

• Salary of £23,800 per annum

• Annual leave starting at 25 days per year, plus 9 Bank Holidays. We also close between Christmas and New Year which is additional time off

• Up to 7.5% employer contributions to our stakeholder pension scheme (after probation ends)

• Enhanced sick pay from day one

• Great work/life balance through flexible and remote-first working

• Support for your health and wellbeing with an Employee Assistance Programme

• Two days of paid leave annually to volunteer for a registered charity

This busy and varied role is the perfect opportunity for someone looking to advance their career in volunteer management and broaden their understanding of the charity sector.

The Role

The role provides key support to the Volunteering Team with day-to-day administrative responsibility for supporting the volunteer journey for all Group committee volunteers, from recruitment to onboarding to succession planning. The post-holder will support the strategic objectives of the team and volunteer strategy.

The role will also be the first point of contact and provide logistical support for volunteer events and activities, either online or in person across the UK.

A Job Description & Person Specification is available for download below.

This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Director of Policy and Communications

  • Full time
  • £60,000
  • Home Based (with regular London travel)
  • Closing 28th August 2023

Unveiling an extraordinary leadership opportunity at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIOF), we are inviting expressions of interest for the position of Director of Policy and Communications. As an integral member of the CIOF's Leadership Team, you will harness the power of policy development and communications to shape the trajectory of fundraising standards across the UK.

Stepping into this role, you will leverage your expertise to craft key policy positions on fundraising practices and procedures. By responding to consultations from governments and regulators, you will become an influential voice within the sector, ensuring the interests of fundraisers are always at the heart of wider voluntary sector discussions.

As Director, you will not only respond to external influences but actively shape them. You will collaborate with other infrastructure bodies and sector media to illuminate the triumphs and challenges of fundraisers and fundraising. Moreover, your leadership will give voice to crucial campaigns like #GivingTuesday, amplifying the messages that matter.

The ideal candidate will bring a wealth of experience in policy development and delivery. You will have a track record of campaigning on complex issues, working effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders, including government, parliamentarians, regulators, and the media. Your experience in delivering policy partnerships and producing research outputs for different audiences will be crucial. Your excellent analytical and writing skills, coupled with your comprehensive knowledge of fundraising practices and their regulation, will equip you to excel in this role.

Internally, your leadership will drive the day-to-day priorities of the organisation. You will cultivate a culture of excellence within teams across the CIOF, championing their development and supporting their best efforts. By providing the Executive team with regular, timely updates on performance, you will ensure the organisation’s objectives align with agreed Operational Plans.

A crucial aspect of your role will be to construct an integrated set of key messages, born from policy, research, and insight. Your leadership will steer the development of their positions on regulatory matters, particularly around fundraising regulation and compliance. You will also design and execute ambitious communication strategies that are tailored to specific audiences, establishing enduring engagement with key stakeholders.

In the Director role, your vision will shape how the CIOF interact with their audiences. You will foster long-term engagement that motivates individuals and organisations to join the CIOF, learn through their qualifications, and participate in events and conferences.

If you are a visionary leader with exceptional interpersonal skills, an effective presenter and networker with a background in policy development and delivery, this role presents a unique opportunity to use your skills to make a lasting impact.

To get a flavour of the role, please read this blog -