Complete the form to express interest to volunteer with Young at Art

Please complete the online application form with Equality Monitoring Form and Criminal Convictions Declaration form.  The information on this form will be held confidentially and kept secure.  If you require a hard copy of the application form call 028 9023 0660.

 

 
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Access NI Checks
For some of our activity, for example during Fighting Words Belfast Write Club sessions, we may require you to submit an application for an Access NI Enhanced check, which will include a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This is because the activity is considered regulated as it involves working with unsupervised children, or working with the same children on a regular basis. The Access NI Code of Practice is available at https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/publications/accessni-code-practice You have an opportunity later in this form to tell us confidentially about any criminal convictions you have. Please note, a criminal conviction does not necessarily prevent you from volunteering with us, it will depend on the activity you will be working on and the nature of your conviction. YAA have policies on Recruitment of Ex-offenders and Data Protection & Security, copies are available on request. If required, we will provide you will full information of how to apply for an enhanced check if we need you to submit an application, and you can let us know if you are happy for us to proceed with a DBS barring list check. If you would like more information on the Access NI application process you can find it here: https://www.niacro.co.uk/disclosure-advice
Declaration of Applicant:
Young at Art is committed to protecting children and young people, and keeping them safe from harm. It is also committed to promoting equality and discouraging discrimination. Staff, volunteers and artists are required to comply with its policies on Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Equality and Data Protection. By signing this form, I agree that if offered voluntary work with Young at Art, Young at Art Events or Fighting Words Belfast, I will uphold and support all aspects of its policies as detailed above. I give my permission that my referees may be contacted. I understand that this information will be held confidentially and may not be used for purposes other than described. I declare that the information I have given is true and accurate. *Please Note: As this is an online/typed form you are agreeing to the above Declaration but will be asked to sign a copy of your application for our records.
CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS DECLARATION FORM
PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL The following section is required in accordance with Young at Art's Child Protection policy. If it is not completed in full, your application cannot be considered. This information will be kept confidential and destroyed after information declared on it has been used.
You should include “spent” convictions and if possible, the offence, approximate date of court hearing and the court which dealt with the case.
EQUALITY MONITORING QUESTIONNAIRE
PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL Young at Art provides equality of opportunity for all volunteers. Recruitment is based on the application form and excludes consideration of an applicant’s beliefs, political opinion, gender, race, marital status, age or disability. To demonstrate its commitment to equality, Young at Art needs to monitor all applicants. This is not a compulsory form however your information will give us a true picture of the effectiveness of our policy. This form will be separated from your online application form. Any information provided will be kept confidential and destroyed after information declared on it has been used. This form is confidential and will not be used for selection purposes.
Please tick a box most appropriate to you:
Disability Discrimination Act
Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 a person is considered to have a disability if he/she has or has had a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term effect on his/her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 a person is considered to have a disability if he/she has or has had a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term effect on his/her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
NOTE:
It is a criminal offence under the legislation for a person to ‘give false information in connection with the preparation of the monitoring return’.