The SCQF Partnership is the latest organisation to commit to the Social Impact Pledge. It is a Scottish Government initiative aimed at increasing the social impact of public sector organisations across Scotland and is hosted by Communities Channel Scotland.
The Social Impact Pledge asks public sector organisations across Scotland to commit to increasing their social impact by making a public commitment to changing three aspects of their current operations or policies. The SCQF Partnership Team discussed how they wished to take the Pledge forward and have agreed to the following three commitments:
• We will introduce a volunteering policy to allow staff members to work with and in communities for at least one day per year;
• Through our schools Ambassador programme offer the opportunity for work placement or mentoring here in the SCQF Partnership;
• We will offer up our boardroom free to small local community groups.
Organisations such as Glasgow Prestwick Airport, SQA, The Scottish Social Services Council & many Scottish colleges and universities have already signed up to the Pledge.
For more information visit the Social Impact Pledge website.