Staff workplace wellbeing

Creating a well and inclusive culture at ACEVO

ACEVO strives to create a warm, welcoming environment for all and is committed to the Charity Ethical Principles.

ACEVO’s code of conduct applies to staff, trustees and other volunteers, service providers, members and guests attending our events or accessing our services.

At ACEVO, we believe that our members, every person who works for or with us, volunteers with us or otherwise comes into contact with us should be treated with dignity and respect, and feel that they are in a safe and supportive environment.

Creating a positive and inclusive workplace culture is the collective responsibility of boards, chief executive and senior management teams (SMT), however we recommend there is a named point of contact in every board and senior management team who maintains oversight of these issues.

Wellbeing trustee, role and responsibilities

1. The contact details of the trustee responsible for wellbeing should be made available to all staff to enable direct contact between staff and board in cases of whistle-blowing (see whistle-blowing policy for more details).
2. To have oversight of the process of delivering the staff survey to ensure it is administered fairly and can be completed anonymously.
3. To meet with equivalent role on the SMT to discuss the results of the annual survey and, if necessary, what action should be taken to address any concerns raised
4. To demonstrate an understanding of the importance of a mentally well workplace by undertaking a half-day Mental Health First Aid awareness course
5. To annually review ACEVO’s mental health at work plan
6. To meet with equivalent on the SMT to annually review staff absence and turnover levels and identify any reoccurring problems raised in staff exit interviews.
7. To champion the wellbeing of ACEVO staff in policy and decision-making at board level.
8. Annually review policies relating to staff wellbeing.

Personal qualities:

  • A demonstrable commitment to ACEVO’s values: honest, ambitious, member-driven and connected
  • Strong inter-personal and relationship-building abilities
  • A commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • A belief in the value of continuous learning and improvement

This role is currently held by Menai Owen-Jones

Wellbeing senior leader, role and responsibilities

  1. To have operational responsibility for developing and implementing an annual staff survey.
  2. To act as a trusted point of contact for staff to report concerns about bullying, harassment or unacceptable behaviour.
  3. To present findings of staff survey and recommendations for improvement to the CEO and ACEVO trustee with responsibility for staff wellbeing (currently Menai Owen-Jones).
  4. To complete the Mental Health First Aid champion 2 day course.
  5. Develop ACEVO’s wellbeing at work plan and review on an annual basis.
  6. Meet with the CEO and wellbeing trustee on an annual basis to discuss staff turnover, absence rates and any key points from staff exit interviews.
  7. To maintain an awareness of best practice policies and practice in regards to wellbeing in the workplace and incorporate these into ACEVO’s own processes and procedures.

Personal qualities

  • A demonstrable commitment to ACEVO’s values: honest, ambitious, member-driven and connected
  • Strong inter-personal and relationship-building abilities
  • A commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • A belief in the value of continuous learning and improvement

This role is currently held by Kristiana Wrixon, head of policy

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