Director of Business Development and Finance

27 Apr 2012
18 May 2012
Director of Business Development and Finance
Full Time
Contract Type

As the professional membership organisation for fundraisers our overarching mission is to support fundraisers to bring in more funding for the causes they support. In order to do this we will create a better environment for fundraisers to raise money, increase understanding of fundraising and enable fundraisers to be the best they can be.

We have 5,200 individual members and over 350 organisational members as well as growing corporate support.  We already have an excellent reputation as the market leader supporting the profession which collectively raises over £8 billion each year for good causes.

With a new CEO and strategy in place we are now looking to take the IoF to the next stage in its development, and the Director of Business Development and Finance will be vital in achieving this.

 The IoF was established in 1983 by senior fundraisers who recognised that the profession needed to develop a strong voice to drive up standards and to provide fundraisers with access to knowledge and learning. Today the IoF is second only internationally to the USA’s Association of Fundraising Professionals in size, scale and role.

 About the Role and You

 We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and commercially focused director to lead the growth and development of IoF as a successful member-led business. As a member of IoF’s Executive Management Board the post holder will play a key role in setting the overall strategic direction of the organisation, as well as making sure it achieves agreed objectives.

The post holder will have direct responsibility for a number of key functions including finance, business planning, fundraising and business development, volunteer and Group development, human resources, facilities and technology. The role is pivotal within IoF as it directly supports the organisations delivery of all externally focused products and services, as well as ensuring the IoF internally is fit to deliver its strategic objectives.

You will have an exceptional track record of successful delivery within an organisation of comparable size and complexity. Additionally you will be an inspiring leader with the ability to engage others and drive the IoF forwards to its next stage in development.

 With its new CEO and strategy IoF is looking to further increase organisational impact including taking a strong lead in moving forward the UK’s giving agenda. Fundraisers are a vital, dynamic and creative force within our society and we want you to be as ambitious for change and as forward thinking as our most successful members.

 Further Details 

 Hours: 35 per week

Competitive remuneration and benefits package including pension

 How to Apply: Please send a covering letter on a maximum of two sides of A4 explaining why you are particularly suited to the role along with the latest copy of your CV to:

For further details please call Ann Rolfe on 020 7840 1000 or email

Closing Date

Friday 18th May 2012 at 5pm

 Interviews and Feedback

 Interviews will take place in the last two weeks of May and early June. We will contact successful applicants shortly after the closing date.

 Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applications personally therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days of the closing date you have not been considered for interview on this occasion.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE. 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