Job description

The South Yorkshire Integrated Care System (SY ICS) is a partnership of health and care organisations, local government and the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector.  It exists to improve population health, tackle health inequalities, enhance productivity and help the NHS support broader social and economic development.

We are looking to recruit a key post to increase the capacity of VCSE leaders and infrastructure organisations to engage in the programme and contribute to transformational change.

The Engagement and Partnership Officer will support the development of meaningful engagement, involvement and collaboration between the VCSE sector and ICS in the South Yorkshire area (Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham), ensuring that the VCSE sector realises its potential as a key strategic delivery partner.  Employed by Voluntary Action Rotherham on behalf of the partnership, the post holder will lead and co-ordinate VCSE engagement activity within thematic work-streams, ensuring the sector supports local health and wellbeing priorities.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Previous experience of leading at a senior level within a voluntary or public sector organisation;
  • Demonstrable record of working with a diverse range of partners and stakeholders at a senior level within a complex environment;
  • Experience of leading, managing and influencing change;
  • Good understanding of the VCSE sector, ideally in the context of improving health and wellbeing outcomes.

As well as having the ability to interpret highly complex programme information and communicate effectively across multiple stakeholders, the successful candidate must have the ability to influence at a high level across a range of services, stakeholders and organisations.

The role will require regular attendance at meetings outside of normal working hours, therefore, the successful candidate must be willing to work flexible hours when required to meet work demands.

Interviews for this role are to take place on Thursday 25th August 2022 at The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete a VAR application form following the link below and send it to: HR Advisor, Voluntary Action Rotherham, The Spectrum, Coke Hill, Rotherham, S60 2HX or by email to: by 9.30am on the closing date.

For an informal chat about the post, please contact Shafiq Hussain, VAR's Chief Executive and VCSE Senior Responsible Officer within the ICB on 01709 829821 or email:


Voluntary Action Rotherham
Full-time, 37 hours per week
Closing Date: 
Monday, August 15, 2022
£36,458 per annum