We believe offering a work-life balance for our staff is the right thing to do. We support colleagues with wide ranging care responsibilities, and we have won industry awards in recognition of our work in this area.
We strive to buy all our services from social enterprises and local business where possible. These include the Broomhouse Centre, FreshStart and Paper Plus.
We are an accredited living wage employer, paying a real living wage to all our staff, and where it is traceable, through suppliers.
We support the entry of young people into the labour market and have worked with the Edinburgh Guarantee to offer three young people employment opportunities. All three young people successful moved onto employment.
We are bold:
We strive for a better Scotland.
We identify and solve problems on a national scale. We develop new ideas and are fearless in pursuit of our aims. We are committed for as long as it takes, whatever it takes.
We are knowledgeable:
We work together and get results.
We work with experts from the voluntary, public, private and academic sectors to design rigorous and innovative social solutions. We study, research, evaluate, learn and share our knowledge. We build networks and partnerships to achieve collective aims.
We are compassionate:
We believe in opportunity for everyone.
We help essential charities to become extraordinary charities, allowing them to change the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged and transform our society. We do not accept the status quo.
We are effective:
We change lives for the better.
We work with the most disadvantaged to improve their communities. We collaborate with government to shape social policy. We connect businesses and charities to create real and lasting solutions. Together, we are building a better Scotland.
Where possible we:
Recycle and minimise all our waste using social enterprise Changeworks.
Purchase sustainable office products.
Use public transport where possible.
Utilise flexible working to avoid time and costs associated with commuting.
Our vision is that every person in Scotland can enjoy a happy, healthy life free from poverty or disadvantage.
Our mission is to inspire people, communities, organisations, and government to work together to drive social change and transform lives.
This mission starts at our workplace, where Inspiring Scotland is committed to the principles of Fair Work First.
Fair Work is work that offers all individuals an effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect. We believe Fair Work can boost creativity, realise untapped potential and increase productivity.
Since our launch Inspiring Scotland has adopted policies which support a positive working environment where the resources, talent and skills of all employees are maximised. These include:
We continue to develop best practice in support of the Fair Work First principles by:
We work with experts from the voluntary, public, private and academic sectors. Get in touch if you want to help us build a better Scotland.Speak to us.
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