Job vacancy

Wellbeing Prescribing Assistant

Slough CVS exists to support and develop the voluntary sector in Slough. Acting as an umbrella body we bring continuity to the sector while enabling members to continue delivering vital support to the local community.

Slough CVS is looking for an individual who are passionate about making a difference to the health and wellbeing of Slough residents. Working closely with the voluntary sector in Slough, the Wellbeing Prescribing Assistant will link clients to the activities and support in the community that may benefit them.

You will be skilled at communicating and liaising with individuals to then refer them to appropriate community organisations using a non-medical prescription. This approach is particularly beneficial to clients who do not require only medical treatment to improve their health and wellbeing but who could still benefit from other forms of social interaction or lifestyle intervention. This will be a rewarding role where your input could make a significant impact on residents’ wellbeing.

HOURS: 35 hours per week (Flexible working hours, minimum 21 hours per week, pro-rata pay)

SALARY: £20,000-£22,000
CLOSING DATE: Monday 5th February, 9am
INTERVIEW DATE: Friday 9th February
EMPLOYER: Slough Council for Voluntary Service. The role will be based at 27 Church Street, Slough, SL1 1PL

Previous applicants need not apply.

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Mission Statement

Slough CVS exists to support and develop the voluntary sector in Slough. Acting as an umbrella body we bring continuity to the sector while enabling members to continue delivering vital support to the local community.

We believe that the voluntary sector underpins the fabric of our society and by acting together we ensure that small groups have a big voice in Slough and the surrounding area.

We are passionate about helping small charities to work more effectively in the local community and provide the best training, advice, support, and tools so that groups can provide the best outcomes for users in a safe and practical way.

Our Values

Honesty - We value integrity, transparency and openness in everything we do
Fairness – We are committed to fairness and equality within Slough’s voluntary sector
Diversity– We appreciate the diversity of Slough’s community and their contribution to the common good of Slough

Our mission is to promote any charitable purposes for the benefit of the community in the borough of Slough and local areas.

About Us

Slough CVS dates back to the 1930’s; during the early years it was known as Slough Social Service Council and was responsible for supporting the unemployed in Slough and reaching out to those in need.

Slough Social Service Council continued to support members of the community throughout the decades and post war years. Then in 1973/74 in line with National Policy the name changed to Slough Council for Voluntary Service to avoid confusion with the Social Services department of the Local Authority.

During the 1980’s the function of regional CVS's had evolved to support the work of local voluntary community organisations (VCO) through information, advice, guidance and training. Slough CVS had also developed and was now offering training, advice, consultancy, bid writing and partnership working and a paid community development worker.

Today, Slough CVS has expanded the amount of networking and partnership work we do. We run Slough Community Network forums on behalf of bodies such as the NHS and contribute to Slough Borough Council and initiatives such as the Older People’s Strategy Consultations and the Diversity Conference.

The Voluntary Sector Resource Centre next door at 29 Church Street is now ready to welcome groups with a meeting and training area.

SPACE (Slough Prevention Alliance Community Engagement)

SPACE is an alliance of over 40 associate members led by Slough CVS. SPACE delivers a number of key services in Slough such as information, signposting wellbeing and carers support. SPACE will ensure that the voluntary sector is working towards a shared set of health and social care outcomes.

Slough Advice Centre (SPACE Service)

SPACE and Shelter work with all the other member organisations of the advice forum to deliver an information and advice service.

The service is available from Monday- Friday 9.30am – 2pm at 27 Church Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1PL. A telephone helpline is also available from Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm on 0344 515380. The information and advice member organisations contact details can be found at

Slough Carers Support Website (SPACE Service)

A carer is someone who supports a partner, family member or friend due to the person’s age, illness, disability, substance misuse or mental health problem. This is different to providing paid professional care, or acting as a volunteer through an organisation. Carers come from all communities and are of all ages.

Visit the website at email or telephone 01753 303248

Wellbeing Prescribing (SPACE Service)

Wellbeing prescribing is a programme where health professionals link up patients to activities and support in the community that may benefit them – a non-medical prescription. It can be particularly effective in helping individuals to manage long-term conditions, mental health problems and social isolation. The voluntary and community sector (VCS) plays a crucial role in wellbeing prescribing by delivering the activities and groups that make up a wellbeing prescription.

WAM Get Involved

WAM Get Involved was set up in 2014. The team works across Windsor Ascot and Maidenhead to build capacity within the voluntary sector through regular information, consultations such as Addressing Loneliness in the Borough, networking meetings and workshops including safeguarding and management. The WAM Get Involved website enables local residents to access volunteering opportunities as well as find out about local activities and news. The team also works with the business sector to help them and their employees to improve their links with the local community.


Jamie Green - Chairman

Alan Bevan - Treasurer

Lisa Cunningham

Janine Edwards

Claire Giacobbe

Gautam Saraogi


Councillor Shabnum Sadiq


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