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Help Rebuild the Night Time Economy

Only 6 Spaces Left for the Upcoming Purple Flag Assessor Training in Liverpool

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ATCM is calling for volunteers working across place management and the evening and night time economy in the UK to join the community of assessors for Purple Flag. Purple Flag is growing. We are also dealing with the impact of churn in staffing in the industry following the pandemic and the cost of living crisis. As a result, this recruitment drive is necessary for us to ensure we have the capacity to manage busy assessment rounds.

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What is Purple Flag?

Purple Flag is an accreditation for safe and vibrant evening and night time economies. It is the gold standard for the management of destinations after-dark, assessing issues like partnership, policing, venue engagement and late-night transport options. Purple Flag has around 100 accredited destinations globally with districts in cities such as Liverpool, Dublin, Stockholm, Auckland (New Zealand), and Sydney (Australia) flying the flag.


The Role of the Assessor

To be credible, Purple Flag’s accreditation process has to be robust. To be robust, we must assess each destination in person with a lead assessor and a junior assessor. This takes place once every two years for every area as part of a full assessment.

Do not be fooled by the use of the term volunteer. While Purple Flag assessors are unpaid, we are looking for those already working in the evening night time economy who bring experience and an eye to detail. Our assessors are critical to upholding the credibility the accreditation relies on. We welcome assessors from venues, licensing, place management, visitor economy, policing and any other sector related to the broad church that is night time economy.

While assessors are not paid, all costs for travel and accommodation are covered by ATCM. Better still, assessors will get the opportunity to visit and experience night-time destinations across the UK and Ireland, getting a ‘behind the scenes’ look at how they are managed, supporting professional development. ATCM will provide free assessor training and will pair new assessors with experienced assessors to support their introduction into Purple Flag.

The training will be held in Liverpool on the 7th of May, the places are limited with only 6 spots open for this session. More details will follow shortly.  

If you are interested in becoming a Purple Flag assessor, then email the ATCM Purple Flag and Policy Lead, Laura Blake

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