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Management & HR

FST Staff Handbook

This Staff Handbook has been developed specifically for FST, working with our legal partners, Anderson Strathern. In many cases, the policies within it reflect best practice, not minimum requirements. You are welcome to adapt the handbook for your own circumstances. You may want to consider taking further legal advice when making significant changes.

Harassment in the Performing Arts – guides for freelancers and organisations

Navigating sexual harassment at work. A guide to support freelancers and individuals This guide has been produced to help those experiencing or witnessingsexual harassment in the workplace to navigate their options and minimisethe negative impact harassment can have on their personal wellbeing. It has been shaped by the Harassment in the Performing Arts Working Group,a […]

IncArts Unlock: Anti-racism Toolkit, 2021

IncArts Unlock is a toolkit for the creative and cultural sector to take measurable action against racism. The Unlock toolkit gives arts organisations practical steps to take anti-racist action. Unlock has in it over 100 actions that will help creative workplaces become more inclusive. The process is entirely confidential: at the heart of the Unlock toolkit […]

Speak Listen Reset Heal, Report 2021

In November 2020 3,000 of the UK’s theatre and dance sector leaders and workforce attended the Speak-Listen-Reset-Heal anti-racism conference. The conference was devised by people with lived experience of racism and aimed at everyone working in the arts.  The report from the conference can now be downloaded.  The conference consisted of 3 sessions: Part 1: […]

Wellbeing in the Workplace: support and resources

A selection of resources and signposting to guidance and best practice regarding Wellbeing in the Workplace, whether that ‘workplace’ is at home, an office, or frequently changing. The information included in this section is by no means an exhaustive list and we would welcome FST Members to get in touch to share further resources, case […]

Mental Health & Wellbeing: general support and resources

A selection of resources and signposting that address wellbeing, we would welcome FST Members to get in touch to share further resources, case studies or to suggest further topics that could be included. If you would like to get in touch with us to share suggestions or queries regarding this page then please email hello@scottishtheatre.org and mark […]

Mental Health: emergency support

If you are in need of immediate or urgent help with your own or anyone else’s mental health and wellbeing then each of the resources below offer the ability to contact specialist support. Samaritans HelplineSamaritans is a FREE service available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for confidential support whenever […]

Guidance on making redundancies in accordance with the Equalities Act

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have issued guidance for employers that are facing tough decisions about redundancies during the Covid-19 pandemic. The guidance outlines considerations that should be made in order to ensure complaince with equality law. The guidance is available below: Equality and Human Rights Commission – Redundancies