Whether as a volunteer or in a paid capacity, you can give back to communities by helping South Yorkshire Community Foundation continue its work in distributing vital grant funding across the region.


We currently have open vacancies! To give back to local communities in South Yorkshire, view our opportunities below.

Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 12 month fixed term contract

Salary: £24,000 - £26,000 (depending on experience)

How to apply: Complete application form 

Closing date for applications: 10.00am on Monday 4th December 2023

Interviews to be held: Monday 18th December at South Yorkshire's Community Foundation office

SYCF are looking for a passionate, positive, and experienced individual with communications and/or marketing experience to join our Team here at the Foundation. Reporting to the Head of Philanthropy and Programmes, the job holder will be responsible for developing, and then executing actions to enhance philanthropic giving across South Yorkshire through key messaging, in line with the needs of our valued donors and the communities that SYCF supports.


If you have experience of working in a people related environment or similar, want to work in a community foundation, have gained experience of working in a communication and/ or marketing environment, have excellent communication, digital skills, social media, networking, and analytical skills, and are passionate about improving the lives of communities in South Yorkshire, then we would like to hear from you. 


You will be working with a great staff and Trustee team, in a modern and accessible workplace near to excellent facilities, with access to good public transport links. 


SYCF is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which ensures everyone can make the best of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment. 


Application documents are below: 

Culturally Competent Genetic Literacy Project - Link Worker Vacancy


Hours: 14-16 per week, 12 months

Salary: funding available up to £10,000 for 12 months

Vacancies: Doncaster – 1 worker + Rotherham – 1 worker

How to apply: Complete application form 

Closing date for applications: 9:00am on Monday 11th December


Link workers connect people to community-based support, including activities and services that meet practical, social, and emotional needs that affect their health and wellbeing.

As part of the Culturally Competent Genetic Literacy Project, you will support communities in Doncaster and Rotherham by increasing the awareness and promoting services concerning the subject of close relative marriages and recessive genetic conditions. In doing so, you will be playing a key role in promoting the  positive health and wellbeing of community members through increasing understanding into the genetic factors and genetic disorders.


Please fill out the form below or click on this link Link Worker Vacancy Google Form  to register your interest in this vacancy - After submitting, you will be contacted by a member of the Culturally Competent Genetic Literacy Project.



We currently do not have any Trustee vacancies, however if you are interested in discussing future opportunities to join our Board and submit an expression of interest, please contact our CEO Ruth Willis via her contact details below.


South Yorkshire Community Foundation's volunteering offer is varied, whether you want to join an area panel to help decide where grant funding is distributed, help our staff team in the office or on a specific project

Student Placements

South Yorkshire Community Foundation is pleased to have supported the development of students, involving them in valuable and varied projects, giving them work experiences to take back to their places of education. 

If you would like to discuss if we can meet your placement requirements, then please get in touch.

Meet Ruth

Ruth was appointed as Chief Executive in 2013 and is responsible for the day-to-day leadership, development and growth of the Foundation. She is an experienced leader and manager in both local government and the voluntary, community and enterprise sectors. Her working days are Monday to Friday.

Ruth E Willis

Chief Executive

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