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By working for us you are supporting not just one charity but multiple charity causes, as we represent and train fundraisers, supporting causes throughout the UK and beyond.

Current vacancies

Volunteer Officer


Contract type Permanent
Responsible to Volunteering Manager
Line manager for n/a

£23,800 per annum

Hours Full Time (35 hours per week. Requirement to work outside of regular office hours occasionally, as required, with time off in lieu. We are happy to talk flexible working)
Location Working from home (UK) with occasional attendance at events or meetings across the UK including attending meetings in London.
Key benefits
  • 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

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.

Please download the below form for the full job description.

How to apply

Please complete the forms below and email them to:

Closing date for applications is 18 March 2024 although we reserve the right to close the position early

Please note that the interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams/Zoom

EDI Form
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Application Form
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Our recruitment process

Can I submit a speculative application or CV?

We only take applications for specific vacancies via this website and so do not accept speculative applications. 

How do you select people?

If you meet the recruitment criteria, you’ll be invited to interview with managers in the area you’ve applied to. In some cases, we may arrange a telephone screening interview before inviting you in to meet us. Interviews may be via Zoom/Microsoft Teams or in person depending on the role and availability. The selection process will vary depending on the role. For some positions we may run assessment centres and carry out aptitude, skills-based and technical tests. 

How long does it take you to make an offer?

We try to respond to all candidates as soon as possible – usually within a week of interview. Delays are sometimes unavoidable (such as when interviews are spread over a long period of time). We will indicate timescales at your interview .

I have a disability that could affect my interview. What should I do?

We make all reasonable adjustments so that your disability puts you at no disadvantage through the selection process. If you’re invited to interview, contact the recruiting manager and let us know what reasonable adjustments you require.

Do you offer internships?

No, not currently.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

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.

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