Impact Arts is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to ensuring fair working practices throughout our governance and operations.
We demonstrate this through the following measures:-
We are a Living Wage Foundation accredited Employer
We invest a significant level in Continuous Professional Development for all staff and volunteers
We host regular lunch-and-learn events and workshops for staff on a range of issues e.g. mindfulness, mental health awareness, equality and diversity
Flexible working is embedded into our work practices and we are happy to talk flexible working from day one of employment
We actively encourage a healthy work-life balance – an additional day of annual leave on your birthday, a dedicated digital social media platform for staff and volunteers, a wellbeing and social committee
We actively promote health at work – fresh fruit in our offices, access to a health-related advice & employee assistance programme, the promotion of active travel
Meaningful staff engagement is a priority
Impact Arts aims to ensure that children’s rights are embedded across all of our work, from all of our service and project delivery and development to our policies and procedures.
The following links provide useful information on children’s rights in Scotland and how the incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scottish Law will affect all of our work with children and how we ensure children are at the heart of all decision making that affects them.
Impact Arts is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2030. We actively promote the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources and aim to minimise environmental impacts in all of our operations, projects and buildings. When purchasing materials for our projects we ensure locally sourced and recycled/ refurbished materials are considered in the first instance and that sustainability is a key consideration. Additionally the environment is a key focus in our creative delivery and artists lead creative projects with a focus on environmental awareness, climate action and moving to net zero in all of our delivery.
The arts can play a major part in allowing children and young people to have the best possible experience of childhood and to develop to their fullest potential. At Impact Arts we place great emphasis on our responsibility of ensuring that everyone can take part in Impact Arts’ activities in a safe and nurturing environment. We ensure that all staff, volunteers, and trustees complete our Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult training before engaging with any participants.
To ensure the highest standards of safeguarding are upheld, we employ an external Safeguarding specialist as well as our internal Dedicated Safeguarding Officer, who provide wellbeing support, training and guidance for all staff and volunteers.