News and Vacancies

RAD (Rural Action Derbyshire) are running a series of Suicide Awareness seminars throughout Derbyshire for anyone who wants to improve their understanding of the subject. More details at suicide-awareness-poster-oct-16-to-june-17


Derbyshire County Council has launched a consultation into their plans to include Social Value when procuring local services, including those from the voluntary and community sector. The Social Value Act 2012 came into force on 31 January 2013. The act places a requirement on commissioners (and procurement officers) to consider the economic, environmental and social benefits of their approaches to the procurement of public services. A group comprising representatives from departments has been established to support the development of Social Value across the council. The group has produced a draft Social Value Strategy, which sets out the aims, priorities and key actions required to develop Social Value.   The consultation process is important in ensuring that the voluntary and community sector and suppliers are able to input their views. The consultation is aimed at

  • Contracted service providers (and those hoping to win contracts)
  • Service users
  • Voluntary and community organisations

You can take part by filling in a questionnaire online – more details can be found on the Derbyshire County Council website HERE. Please also encourage the people who use your services to take part. The consultation is open until 20th November 2016.


South Derbyshire CVS has the following events in September & October:

The Volunteer Passport Course is for anyone who wants to volunteer with, or who already volunteers with vulnerable adults across Derbyshire.

The Passport Course consists of five sessions, which once they have all been completed, learners receive a certificate and photo ID badge to prove they have successfully passed this accredited training.