We have open positions available! Explore our opportunities below to contribute to local communities in South Yorkshire.


Are you a visionary leader passionate about community development and eager to drive meaningful change? We are looking for an exceptional Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead our dynamic team and continue our mission of supporting and uplifting communities across South Yorkshire.

For more information and to apply, please click here.


Whether you want to join an Area Panel to help decide where grant funding is distributed, help our staff team in the office or support on a specific project, our volunteering offer is varied and rewarding.



Currently, we don't have any Trustee vacancies, however if you are interested in discussing future opportunities to join our Board, please contact our CEO Ruth Willis via her contact details below.

External Vacancies

External vacancies are a great opportunity to join exciting new projects, gain new skills, and support your community or own career path.

Currently, there are no open staff positions available. Please consider other ways to contribute to the Foundation by reviewing the opportunities outlined on this page.

Student Placements

South Yorkshire's Community Foundation takes pride in contributing to student development by engaging young people in diverse and meaningful projects, providing work experiences they can build on as part of an educational journey.

Should you wish to explore how we can support your placement needs, 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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Ruth E Willis