Organisational issues

This section contains guidelines and sample documents relating to internal organisational and HR issues in venues including job descriptions, staff handbooks, child protection, and issues relating to board and governance.

Garda vetting and the arts, Create

Summary of current policies and procedures on Garda vetting for artists and organisations working with children and vulnerable adults.

Data protection policies, An Grianán

Data protection policy, 2012.

Data retention policy, 2012.

Complaints policy, An Grianán

Complaints procedures, 2012.

Health and Safety Statement, An Grianán

Comprehensive health and safety statement, 2007.

Appendices 1-8.

Appendix 9.

Appendices 10-12.

HR policies, An Grianán

Recruitment policy, 2012

Equal Opportunities policy, 2012.

Disciplinary procedure and policy, 2012.

Grievance procedure and policy, 2012.

Alcohol and drug policy, 2012.

Hospitality policy, 2012.

Child and vulnerable adult policies, An Grianán

Child protection policy and procedures, 2011.

Vulnerable adult protection policy, 2012.

Business plan, An Grianán

Business plan, 2008-12.

Marketing strategy, 2008-12.

Guidelines for images of children and young people, the Arts Council

Guidelines for taking and using images of children and young people in the arts sector, 2009.

Child protection and welfare policies, the Arts Council

Policy documents, guidelines and templates for use by arts organisations, 2012.

Customer charter, Project Arts Centre

A practical guide for board members of arts organisations, the Arts Council

A guide to legal structures, roles and responsibilities for board members in all types of arts organisations, 2006.

Vetting of employees or volunteers in contact with children

The Garda Central Vetting Unit conducts Garda vetting for organisations registered with it.

A bill has been published which is expected to set up a statutory National Vetting Bureau during 2012.

Board member recruitment, Rua Red South Dublin Arts Centre

Board vacancy advertisement, 2011

Board vacancy information pack, 2011

Board vacancy application form, 2011

Children’s charter, Draíocht

Draíocht’s children’s charter, 2005.

Draíocht’s children’s charter illustrated, 2005.

Mission statement, Draíocht

Draíocht’s mission statement, 2011

Staff handbook, Project Arts Centre

Staff manual on company structure and policies, 2011

Job descriptions

Below are some sample job descriptions used in venues.

Staff appraisal form, Wexford Arts Centre

Staff performance appraisal form, 2011

Child protection policy, Mermaid Arts Centre

Child protection policy statement, 2011

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