Chartered Institute of Fundraising
Chartered Institute of Fundraising

Charity number 1188764

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. We champion our members’ excellence in fundraising. We support fundraisers through professional development and education. We connect fundraisers across all sectors and skill sets to share and learn with each other. So that together we can best serve our causes and communities both now and in the future.

Current vacancies

Member Engagement Assistant

  • Part time
  • £21,000 pro-rata
  • London (Hybrid)
  • Closing 24th May 2022

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. CIOF champion their members’ excellence in fundraising. They support fundraisers through professional development and education. They connect fundraisers across all sectors and skill sets to share and learn with each other.

Launched in 2000, Remember a Charity is a registered charity hosted by the Chartered Institute of Fundraising. It brings together 200 UK charities who rely on gifts in Wills to continue their vital work. The Remember a Charity team work closely with partners in the legal sector, government, and private sectors to run campaigns and raise awareness of this important method of giving.

The consortium has continued to help grow legacy giving over the past 20 years, with gifts in Wills now generating more than £3 billion a year for good causes. The campaign aims to do what no single charity can do on its own, growing the legacy market and normalising gifts in Wills.

Remember a Charity are currently expanding and looking for a new Member Engagement Assistant to join the team. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join a well-established, national organisation. The Member Engagement Assistant will support a lively and talented staff team across membership, partnerships and consumer campaigns. You will assist in all areas of Remember a Charity’s administration, supporting membership, marketing, partnerships and development. A typical day in this role will be varied; you may be working closely with the CRM system, responding to incoming enquirers, being a line of support for a range of teams and you may be involved in monitoring forums.

This role would be perfect for someone who is looking to make the move into the sector or someone who is returning to the workforce after a break. The Member Engagement Assistant role will suit a range of people coming from different backgrounds. We are looking for someone who has experience of working in a customer service environment and is passionate about ensuring there is a smooth consumer journey. You will have excellent attention to detail and be able to manage a conflicting workload and prioritise effectively. If you are someone with an administration, customer service, campaigning, marketing or commercial background, please get in touch.

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Policy and Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,500
  • Home Based
  • Closing 20th June 2022

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. They champion their member’s excellence in fundraising and ensure that all fundraisers can connect, share, and learn together. The Institute supports fundraisers through professional development and education. They connect fundraisers across all sectors and skill sets to share and learn with each other so that together they can best serve their causes and communities both now and in the future.

As the professional membership body for UK fundraising, The Institute wants to see excellent fundraising in order to cultivate a better world for everybody.

The organisation supports fundraising by promoting excellence through all areas in the professional development and education of fundraisers, in providing a framework for continuous improvement, and enabling fundraising organisations to conduct their work in the best possible way.

The Policy and Communications Officer will work with the Institute’s members to understand the priorities of fundraisers and fundraising so they can champion their views in public policy work. The role will contribute to research to understand issues that affect charitable fundraising and help get a better understanding of trends in charity fundraising practice. You will also help charities achieve excellent standards in their fundraising practice as well as working with regulators and other charity sector bodies. Through communications you will ensure that members, charities and other stakeholders hear about The Institutes work, build relationships with stakeholders and contribute to press and parliamentary work. Day to day you may be doing research calls, creating writing pieces and informing partners of new information.

To be successful in this role, you will ideally have experience of working in a policy or communications role however you may also come from a research, journalism, membership or fundraising background. You will have excellent written skills and be able communicate effectively. It would be beneficial to have existing knowledge of the third sector however this is not essential as the role is open to transferable skills. You will be confident in communicating with a wide range of people in a variety of situations. We are looking for someone who has experience in writing high quality pieces of written documents such as communication content, research briefings, or policy guidance.

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Top job! Executive Director Finance & Resources

  • Full time
  • £70,000
  • This role is open to remote, hybrid or office-based working, with travel to scheduled meetings/training/events at our office in Borough, London or other locations across the UK.
  • Closing 9th March 2022

Responsible to:Chief Executive Officer

Direct reports: Finance & Management Accountant, Facilities & Admin Officer

We’re looking for a highly motivated, commercially focussed, and experienced senior finance leader to develop a long-term financial strategy for the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and to ensure resources deliver maximum impact for our members.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant with strategic financial leadership spanning financial and business planning, budgeting, risk, and reporting. You will be open to other ways of doing things, proactively seeking out diverse views to inform thinking and decision making. You will be excited to identify and act on opportunities to innovate and improve the effectiveness and impact of what we do and the way we work.

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.

About the Chartered Institute of Fundraising

We are the professional membership body for UK fundraising. We champion our members’ excellence in fundraising. We support fundraisers through professional development and education. We connect fundraisers across all sectors and skill sets to share and learn with each other. So that together we can best serve our causes and communities both now and in the future. By working for us you can support not just one charity or cause but many. For more information on us visit our website ciof.org.uk

About you

We welcome applications from across the sector and those from other sectors. You will have proven:

  • Strategic financial leadership spanning financial and business planning, budgeting, risk, and reporting
  • Ability to operate at Director/Board level as a member of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Qualified accountant (CCAB recognised or equivalent)
  • Deep and current knowledge of best practice financial management and reporting under the charity SORP
  • Ability to manage complex budgets and carry out long term financial modelling
  • Successful experience in a business leadership role including the development of effective short- and long-term business and financial strategies.

The Chartered Institute is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where we can all be our ourselves and succeed on merit. We particularly welcome applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as disabled people and individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday per annum rising to 30 with service (prorated if part time) we close between Christmas and New Year you don’t need to use your annual leave entitlement to cover this period.
  • Flexible working
  • Pension after completion of 3 months service with employers’ contribution of up to 7.5%
  • We also focus on staff wellbeing, training and development and support you with your volunteering.
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Volunteering Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,500
  • Home based role with travel to head office and events
  • Closing 29th April 2022

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. They champion their member’s excellence in fundraising. The Institute supports fundraisers through professional development and education. They connect fundraisers across all sectors and skill sets to share and learn with each other. So that together they can best serve our causes and communities both now and in the future.

As the professional membership body for UK fundraising, the Institute wants to see excellent fundraising in order to cultivate a better world for everybody.

The organisation supports fundraising by promoting excellence throughout all areas – in the professional development and education of fundraisers, in providing a framework for continuous improvement, and enabling fundraising organisations to conduct their work in the best possible way. The Institute champions their member’s excellence in fundraising and ensures that all fundraisers can connect, share, and learn together.

The new Volunteering Manager will support the Director of Learning and Volunteering in the recruitment, support and development of volunteers within the Chartered Institute of Fundraising. The Volunteering Manager will take a lead on volunteer relationship management, training, project management and shaping systems, policies and procedures which facilitate group activity. The Institute’s aim is to partner with volunteers, enabling them to join them in achieving the organisational objectives. You will ensure all volunteers are inducted and stewarded through their time as volunteers as well as being responsible for recognition for volunteers. You will be a line manager to the Volunteer Network Assistant and work closely with the Senior Events Manager to ensure that volunteer conferences and events are delivered to a high standard.

You will have experience of working with or managing volunteers, preferably within a charity or membership organisation as well experience of building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders. It is vital that the new Volunteering Manager understands that overseeing volunteers can be different to managing staff, as well as being aware of the importance of volunteers. We are looking for a driven individual who is able to create solutions using their own initiative as well as being full of ideas and creating a plan to bring them to life. You will have proven relationship management as well as experience in dealing with tougher relationships and handling difficult conversations. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fantastic team who truly make a difference.

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Top job! Head of Scotland

  • Full time
  • £40,000
  • Scotland (Home based)
  • Closing 13th May 2022

As the professional membership body for UK fundraising, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIoF) want to see excellent fundraising for a better world. They support fundraising by promoting excellence throughout all areas – in the professional development and education of fundraisers, in providing a framework for continuous improvement, and enabling fundraising organisations to carry out their work in the best possible way. They champion their members’ excellence in fundraising and ensure that all fundraisers can connect to share and learn together.

Scotland has a thriving fundraising community and CIoF’s membership is supported by their network of volunteers whose passion, dedication and expertise drives the work of the Institute. Staff and volunteers work to support, train, and connect fundraisers across the country, helping to shape the future of fundraising in Scotland.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a new Head of Scotland to join the team that champions the Institute’s activities in Scotland.

The Head of Scotland will be responsible for driving the organisational ambitions amongst members, the fundraising community, and wider stakeholders in Scotland, and acting as a key spokesperson for the Chartered Institute in Scotland. The Head of Scotland will support and advise the Chair of the CIoF in Scotland and work collaboratively with the Executive Committee to ensure clear priorities and strategy development for the Institute in Scotland. You will be the voice of Scotland and bring this to the table at meetings and events.

To be successful in this role you will be an effective communicator with an adaptable style and approach. The Head of Scotland must have experience of working with and managing volunteers as well as building and maintaining meaningful relationships with a range of stake holders. You do not need to have come from the third sector previously (however, it is important to have experience with volunteers). You may have a policy or public affairs background, learning or development background or even a background in events or developing programmes. This is a unique opportunity to join the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scotland and drive their success.

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