Do you have experience in integrated health and care policy in England? Are you a proven partnership builder, with experience of collaborative, cross-sector working? Do you want to make a difference by supporting the VCSE sector and communities to be a key strategic partner in local health and care delivery? 

We are seeking a proactive, strategically focused individual with a track record in building cross sector partnerships to lead and further develop our work to support the VCSE sector’s role in local integrated care systems and wider health activity.

The successful candidate will have detailed knowledge of the integrated care policy landscape, and how the VCSE fits within it. They will be a proven partnership builder committed to and experienced in collaborative cross-sector working, and be passionate about supporting and demonstrating the value of the VCSE.

NAVCA is the umbrella body for local VCS support organisations (LIOs). We support a thriving local voluntary sector, so that anyone who wants to volunteer, or start a community group has good, local advice and support. As a small energetic team, we work collaboratively and flexibly, supporting each other as well as our members. 

The key objectives of the role are to:

· Maintain and build on our position as the national strategic partner for work to embed local VCSE sectors into Integrated Care Systems

· Maintain and build on our strategic relationships with national and regional partners (e.g. NHS England, Department of Health and Social Care, other VCSE organisations and NHS Regions) and with individual Integrated Care Boards and VCSE Alliances

· Continue our work to collect and collate ongoing intelligence on the efforts to embed the VCSE sector in each ICS area

· Lead delivery of commissioned programmes, and identify, build and secure further opportunities for delivery in this space

· Build engagement and connections between individual VCSE Alliances and NAVCA members in their areas

· Lead our forums and connections with members around health and care matters, to enhance understanding and create a space for discussion in this field.

Please click here to view the full job description and person specification. 

The role is full time, 35 hours per week, but we are also open to applicants with flexible working patterns including part time and job sharing. The salary is £36,771 per annum (pro rata if part time) plus an 8% employer pension (no employee contribution required) and 25 days holiday plus 11 days public holidays (pro-rata if part time).  You will be supported in your training and career development. We welcome loan or secondment arrangements.

This is a remote working position, but the role will entail regular travel to our office in Sheffield and partner organisations.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that celebrates and values diversity. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. We particularly welcome applications from a Black and minority ethnic background. We don’t want you to ‘fit’ our culture, we want you to enrich it. If you have a passion for making a difference and share in our vision for empowering local community action, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please download our application form here and return it to [email protected]

Please note, we do not accept CVs. Please fill in the application form linked above.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Alex Boys at [email protected].

Interview date: 12th and 14th December (to be held in Lichfield).

Location: Sheffield/hybrid

Benefits: 8% employer pension (no employee contribution required) and 25 days holiday plus 11 days public holidays (pro-rata). You will be supported in your training and career development. We welcome applicants seeking flexible working patterns and we welcome loan or secondment arrangements.

NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action)
Full time, permanent contract, 35 hours a week
Closing Date: 
Sunday, November 26, 2023