work with us

Development Assistant

We are currently recruiting for a Development Assistant to join our team at an exciting time as we work towards finalising the iOi Campus. If you are seeking to develop a career working with innovative, impact-led charities, this could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

For further information about the role and how to apply, please download the Job Pack. Applications are open until 9am, Monday 18 December and interviews will take place on Thursday 4 January 2018.

If you have any questions about the role please email Kathryn Wilson, Team Operations Manager

volunteer with the iOi

We are always looking for enthusiastic and willing volunteers to help us with our public events. If you’re interested, all you have to do to apply is fill in this simple form. If you have any further questions just email

  • iOi volunteer of the theme: reality

    Jana Manuelpillai

    “I have found volunteering with the Institute of Imagination a thrill. It has opened my eyes to how technology and creativity can go hand in hand in making education more exciting and more relevant to our youngsters growing up today. We don’t know what the future holds but we do know that innovation and out-of-the-box thinking must be part of it. Simple features like the mindfulness integration into each workshop or the emphasis on trial and error testing of ideas brought home to me that there is still room for fresh thinking in education today and that the potential kids have is not even half fulfilled by the current school system.”

  • iOi volunteer of the theme: metropolis

    Sam Griffiths

    “I love volunteering for the iOi — it’s amazing to see what the kids put in and get out of the activities – it never fails to be inspiring.”

  • iOi volunteer of the month: october

    Neill Bogie

    “I easily got out much more than I put in!  I gained new perspectives from children and adults alike, inspiration and ideas for my normal coding clubs and maker events, a chance to work with a very talented, creative, and friendly team, and a larger network of other passionate, skilled educators. Most importantly, I had hours of FUN witnessing great kids both imagining and applying the tools we gave them to leverage that imagination.

    I also love that the iOi properly involves parents in their weekend activities. By inspiring parents alongside their kids, and increasing their confidence during (for example) my micro:bit coding/making days, I hope we’ve helped them to give more meaningful and continued support to their children at home, and perhaps to discover another shared hobby to bond over!

    I would recommend everyone with a spark of imagination (that’s you!) to apply to volunteer at iOi, and all families to visit their events – they’re reliably great!”