New vacancy at Slough CVS


Communications and Events Assistant

Salary: 20-22K per annum
Hours: 21-35hrs per week (Minimum 21 hours per week, pay pro-rata)
Closing date: Wednesday 28th February 2018, 12pm
Interview Date:
Friday 9th March 2018

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic Communications and Events Assistant to work at our central Slough office. You’ll play a key role in supporting the delivery of the organisation’s events and communications activities as well as undertaking general admin tasks.

Slough CVS is a local charity that has been running for over 80 years supporting the voluntary sector. We aim to improve the lives of the people of Slough and the surrounding areas by providing services to residents and the voluntary sector.

We are looking for someone with experience of writing for the web and Social Media platforms and who possesses excellent attention to detail. The job is varied and requires an organised individual who is able to meet deadlines. You will facilitate bookings at our Resource Centre, book internal events on the Eventbrite system and help to ensure events run efficiently. Knowledge and understanding of the voluntary sector would be an advantage.

Please e-mail your completed application form and Equal Opportunities form to

Job description
Application form
Equal Opportunities Form

​Consultation - potential introduction of a Volunteer Passport Scheme


In March 2016 RVS carried out a consultation with the Community and Voluntary Sector to look at the possibility of introducing a Volunteer Passport Scheme. The aim of this scheme was to

• Build a database of trained volunteers who could be targeted for recruitment into specific volunteer roles.

• Give member groups access to trained volunteers.

• Enable Volunteers (passport holders) to carry any training they do from one placement to another.

• Help to save groups time and money when recruiting volunteers as they will arrive with generic training.

• The ability to share training and expertise within the passport service

• Access to volunteer management and training and resources

• Be able to track volunteer hours and use this information in funding applications/match funding

At the time it was decided that ‘there was not the appetite within the Slough volunteer involving organisations to make the project viable’.

A year on and with the changes to volunteer brokerage within Slough and the continued pressures on budgets it seems timely to look at the scheme again. Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey below and help Slough CVS to investigate whether the scheme is now viable and whether it could help

organisations save time and money and also encourage volunteering.

Deadline: 16th March

Slough Honours Local Charity Heroes


Slough Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) is delighted today to provide details of the Winners of the 2017 Voluntary Sector Awards.

Eagerly awaited Winners were announced at the glamorous 2017 Voluntary Sector Awards Evening on Friday 17th Nov at the Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel. Over 200 guests enjoyed a celebration of Volunteering designed to recognise and thank those who give so much time and commitment to help their community.

Volunteers, members of charities & community groups and business sponsors were wined and dined in style during an evening of fun and entertainment, which started with a champagne and chocolate fountain reception and ended with dancing into the early hours.

The evening was compered by Jesal Dhokia and Ramesh Kukar of Slough CVS, with guests of honour The Mayor of Slough, Ishrat Shah and Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, MP for Slough. Awards were presented by The Mayor and Business Sponsors, including Osborne and Mars Chocolate UK, and the winning Charity of the Year also received a £1000 donation, donated by Rotary Club of Slough.

Many lucky guests also found themselves winners of raffle prizes, kindly donated by sponsors and local businesses, including a Marriott mini-break and themed hampers.

Award Winners

Business Support of the Year
Winner Debenhams
Runner Up Cameron Clarke Lawyers
Runner Up U&I PLC and Bowmer & Kirkland

Young Volunteer of the Year
Winner Denesh Pawar
Runner Up Scott Biddle
Highly Commended Aneesa Hussain

SCVS Partnership Award
Winner Mental Health - Slough Locality Team
Runner Up Adult Social Care – Social Care Teams

Volunteer of the Year
Winner John Goudie
Highly Commended Jean Sinclair
Highly Commended Asa Marshal

Group of the Year
Winner Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (Wexham Park Volunteers)
Runner Up Slough Youth Parliament
Highly Commended Jeena
Highly Commended SEWAK

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Funding


FGM and Cyber Crime Grants

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) maintains a fund for spending on local community safety initiatives. In 2017/18, 10% of this fund has been retained in order to facilitate local priorities and central commissioning of services, in line with the PCC's strategic aims.

Funding is available in this round of grant funding to improve prevention and early intervention in the areas of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Cyber Crime. Specifically, bids are invited from organisations for projects which meet one or more of the following criteria:-

Tackling FGM
a) Training or other initiatives for key professionals (e.g. teachers, lawyers, health visitors, safeguarding leads) to encourage reporting and improve knowledge and the use of appropriate referral pathways.
b) Engagement and/ or education in key communities where there are cultures known to be at risk.

Cyber Crime
a) To improve public awareness of measures to protect against cyber crime.
b) To deliver targeted cyber crime prevention activities to those at either end of the age spectrum.

Before submitting an application please read the below document
'Application Process and Criteria Guidance'
The grant application process will close at 16.00hrs on the 5 September 2017

​The Hunt is on for the Voluntary Sector Champions of 2017


Slough Voluntary Sector Awards 2017

Slough Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS) is delighted to announce that nominations for the Slough Voluntary Sector Awards 2017 are now open. Now in their sixth year, these Awards are designed to celebrate the successes of all those working to achieve a positive change in Slough, and the prestigious Awards Evening in November has become the event of the year for the local Voluntary Sector.

So why not nominate your Voluntary Sector Champions NOW?
Do you know:-Anyone who deserves a special thank you for all the voluntary work they have done over the years?
A group providing a service you or your family really cannot do without or a group that’s been creative at tackling a local issue?
A local Business which has been particularly supportive to the local community?

If so, let us know!

All shortlisted Nominees will be invited to the celebratory Awards Evening in November at the Heathrow/Windsor Marriott, where they will be wined, dined and entertained in style, and the much coveted award winners will be revealed.

There are four categories for Nominations:

•Slough Volunteer of the Year

•Slough Young Volunteer of the Year

•Slough Group of the Year

•Business Support of the Year

Ramesh Kukar, CEO, Slough CVS said, “The Awards are appreciated throughout the county and provide a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of our groups’ and volunteers achievements. The Awards recognise those very special people and groups who give so much of themselves to make our community a better place for all —it’s great to be able to celebrate that work with an evening dedicated to them.”

Nominate now by going to

All nominations must be submitted by Friday 21st July at 5pm