Impact Arts is a leading provider of school-based emotional and mental health Art Therapy services in Scotland. Established in 1994 its mission is to tackle inequalities in Scotland through creative engagement. It offers a flexible menu of school-based mental health services, available to children, their families and/or carers as well as CPD to teachers and staff of Glasgow’s schools and in a community setting within North Ayrshire. The opportunity has arisen for us to appoint this Children’s Services & Safeguarding Manager position which will allow us to effectively and safely deliver art therapy and other children’s services while looking to grow the reach of our children’s services nationally.
To lead and manage all aspects of the Art Therapy and therapeutic counselling service, currently in Glasgow and North Ayrshire, in line with the delivery targets and quality standards set by the organisation.
To lead and manage a range of projects for children, including Creative Outdoor Play and creative collaborations with schools aimed at supporting wellbeing and attainment as well as creative expression.
To play an active role as a key member of the Programme Management Delivery team.
To be the organisational Dedicated Safeguarding Officer, supporting our delivery team working with children, young people and vulnerable adults to ensure the highest standards of safeguarding are upheld across the organisation.
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Impact Arts delivers a number of different services aimed at young people between the ages of 14 and 26 - in 2020/21 almost 80% of our work focused on children and young people alone.
As a result of resent co-design projects we are aware that many of the young people we work with, have a desire to continue their engagement with the organisation as volunteers. Through further conversation and consultation we heard that these young people wish to undertake volunteer opportunities as either a Sketchy Youth or Peer Support Volunteer.
Sketchy Youths– are Impact Arts’ Youth Steering Group. The group currently comes together to explore how we can best support the young people we engage with and adapt or develop projects that respond to their needs. Looking forward we would like to expand this group, provide them with stronger support; explore the roles and responsibilities of this invaluable group and equip them with the tools and knowledge that support them in their roles.
Peer Support Volunteers – young people, particularly those with protected characteristics, told us that they would like to support others to engage with Impact Arts by sharing their stories and experiences with peers (many of whom are seen to be hard to or are too nervous/anxious to engage); and that they would be keen to do so as volunteers where these opportunities supported them to grow their skills and move closer to employment.
The Youth Volunteering Development Coordinator will help us to:
• Design and deliver best practice volunteer policy and practices within Impact Arts
• Co-design youth volunteer positions in partnership with those we seek to engage
• Achieve our ambitions of embedding youth volunteering across our services
• Ensure that every volunteer benefits from strong support and development
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To lead on the development of a new youth volunteering programme for Impact Arts that will significantly increase our number of youth volunteers and improve our offer to young people.
To develop robust youth volunteering policies and procedures
To coordinate the recruitment, engagement and development of youth volunteers at Impact Arts.
To enhance the capacity of Impact Arts and our staff to support young people with protected characteristics.
Impact Arts is a forward-thinking community arts organisation which uses the arts and creativity to enable and empower social change. We consider the arts as a positive tool for change – helping people to build confidence and attain new skills, get back into work or education, source work in the creative arts and enjoy better health or improve quality of life.
We currently have 10 Trustees on our Board from a range of different backgrounds and are recruiting for one more Trustee. You will contribute to the overall governance of the charity and bring specialist knowledge in any of the following areas –
The overall time commitment for this position is four quarterly meetings held in the evening, a half-day of strategy and the AGM. There may be ad-hoc duties throughout the year. Our Head Office is based in Glasgow, but we are keen to speak to individuals across Scotland.
To help Impact Arts’ achieve its aim of developing the life chances of young people by engaging suitable referrals to a range of our youth facing projects.
To proactively develop strong relations with third sector organisations, youth delivery partners and statutory services and across the geographies in which Impact Arts delivers to ensure project engagement targets are met.
To bring a strong knowledge of relevant sectors including youth employability, homelessness and education to the Impact Arts team.
To find out more about the role, please download the Job Pack below.
We are on the search for a dynamic individual to play a key role in our growing Development Team and to:
We are looking for a fantastic communicator, as well as an enthusiastic and experienced team member who can bring a proven track record of securing large grants/tenders and/or who has a wealth of relationships with a wide range of Scotland’s stakeholders, (including Local and National Government, public bodies, housing associations and 3rd sector organisations), across the themes on which Impact Arts delivers (namely Employability, Education, Housing Health, Regeneration, Culture and Youth Work). A confident and capable individual they will support our Leadership team to be a public face for Impact Arts.
Our current Development Team is strong and has a wealth of combined experience, skills and consistently achieves significant results and income targets. We are now looking for an individual that can complement these and help us fulfil the needs that arise out of our new ambitious and goals. It may be that you are able to support us with all of our development needs – but we also recognise that you may have significant experience & proven results by being more of a specialist. It is important to us that we recruit an individual with vitality and who can hit the ground running straight away. Work is fast paced, demanding but also fun and comes with significant benefits,
Impact Arts has a long history of working in North Ayrshire, delivering high quality youth employability, mental wellbeing and community based work. In 2020/21 we worked in partnership with West Kilbride Community Initiative to deliver our highly successful Makers & Artists Mentoring Programme. We are delighted to have received Community Renewal Funding via North Ayrshire Council to deliver this project in North Ayrshire once more.
The Artists’ Mentoring Programme is open to artists who are currently unemployed or underemployed, and provides a structured training programme, 1 to 1 mentoring and hands-on experience in community engagement practice. As a result, and whilst engaging members of their local community, participants become equipped with the tools and skills needed to have a viable and sustainable career within participatory and community settings and/or to support the development of a self-employed portfolio career.
The successful candidate will lead on the delivery of the Programme as well as Creative Scotland funded wellbeing work delivered in partnership with local schools. They will be responsible for a Coordinator and a team of mentors who will support 10 Artists to develop their skills in participatory arts practice.
We expect the successful candidate to be passionate about artist development, creative engagement and the role of artists in engaging our communities. They will be at ease engaging with a range of partners from artists to senior stakeholders and funders to community groups and schools, implementing best practice in their engagement and support and knowledgeable of local and national policies. The successful candidate must demonstrate adaptability and excellence in programme management.
We are looking for someone who is dynamic, who will bring considerable experience, creativity, energy and passion to the role and who wants to join our mission in tackling inequalities across Scotland.
We are currently increasing our pool of Art Therapists as demand for delivery of children’s Art Therapy across Glasgow and North Ayrshire has increased. Our Art Therapy services are targeted at those children most in need of support, including those experiencing significant trauma, those living with parental substance misuse and those residing in kinship care. We support high tariff child protection cases and as such require skilled art therapists who are experienced in working with this client group, of working closely with statutory services to provide holistic care and for whom following robust safeguarding procedures is of utmost priority.
Opportunities for work are available across the Glasgow and North Ayrshire regions and delivery will take place in a variety of settings including:
The purpose of the Art Therapist post is to provide Art Therapy for children identified and referred through the Art Therapy Programme, to assess children for suitability for individual therapy/ group therapy and/or Dyadic therapy with a parent or carer and to provide therapy and psychotherapy interventions for children on a 1:1 basis or in groups of 4-6 children.
Caseload numbers will be discussed with the Programme Manager and will depend on the availability of the art therapist.
Established in 1994, Impact Arts is a national arts organisation which tackles inequalities in Scotland through creative engagement. We envisage a Scotland where everyone values and benefits from the power of creativity to transform lives.
We are on the search for a dynamic individual to play a key role in our growing Development Team and to:
We are looking for a fantastic communicator, as well as an enthusiastic and experienced team member who can bring a proven fundraising track record of securing large grants/tenders and can deliver across the themes on which Impact Arts delivers (namely Employability, Education, Housing Health, Regeneration, Culture and Youth Work). A confident and capable individual they will be a key part of the Development team.
Our current Development Team is strong and has a wealth of combined experience, skills and consistently achieves significant results and income targets. We are now looking for an individual that can complement these and help us fulfil the needs that arise out of our new ambitious and goals.
It is important to us that we recruit an individual with vitality and who can hit the ground running straight away. Work is fast paced, demanding but also fun and comes with significant benefits.
If your skills and current experience aligns closely with our needs, we would like to hear from you!
In searching for the right person for this senior position, we are open to flexible working patterns/hours and the potential to work from home (with visits to our main office in Glasgow). We place more importance on the skills and experience you can bring to our organisation. Do feel free to have a conversation with us and let us know what you need in order to perform at your very best.
Impact Arts has a long history across Edinburgh and the East Coast delivering high quality youth engagement. We have recently been awarded funding through Edinburgh City Council’s Young Persons Guarantee to deliver a year round hub, offering creative and employability workshops to young people across Edinburgh. The role of Employability Youth Worker is essential within our organisation and reflects the increased need for specialised youth support within our employability work.
The role of Youth Worker has been designed to give our young people varying levels of support, from 1-2-1 conversations, group work, accreditation prep and ultimately, to support them to take their next positive steps.
We are looking for someone who is dynamic, who will bring considerable youth and/or employability experience, energy and passion to the role and who wants to join our mission in tackling inequalities across Scotland.
We use the arts and creativity to tackle social inequalities, but this role does not require the candidate to have any previous experience or qualifications in the arts. Our delivery teams are always made up of one artist and one youth worker to provide a balanced and rounded experience for our participants.
We are currently looking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator to provide maternity cover starting in July 2022. This is an exciting role, that provides great opportunities for the right person to make their mark; build on the strong foundations built by our existing member of staff and take forwards the significant branding and website developments that are currently taking place.
Based at: The Boardwalk, 105 Brunswick Street, Glasgow, G1 1TF. However, we are open to this role working in a hybrid way with a minimum of 3 days/ week based in Impact Arts’ Glasgow office.
Travel: You will be expected to work at other locations as required
Impact Arts have successfully delivered youth employability programmes for over 12 years and in that time have developed a successful track record which has resulted in us securing large scale employability contracts such as Skills Development Scotland’s National Third Sector Funding. At this time, we are looking for an enthusiastic, organised and committed Compliance Co-ordinator to join Impact Arts, who will support the employability team by ensuring the highest standards of compliance are achieved and outcomes are maximised through effective evidence and claims.
The Employability Compliance Co-ordinator will be instrumental in ensuring that our internal controls, processes and systems are implemented effectively and compliant with funder requirements. They will support the team to successfully achieve desired outcomes for a range of funders.
We have recently been awarded substantial funding from the Corra Foundation to deliver Art Therapy services across North Ayrshire. Our Art Therapy services are designed for children who may be experiencing significant barriers to their personal and educational development and present: low self-esteem, anxiety, aggression, depression, difficulties making transitions and/or engaging with their peer groups both in and out of school. This funding has a particular focus on children and families affected by substance misuse/addiction. Our Therapeutic group work is delivered where common themes amongst groups of children are identified. A particular focus will be on those at risk of struggling to make a successful transition from primary to secondary school (a key reason for referrals into our art therapy service to date).
A crucial element of this work is to make sure this is a fun, positive and supportive experience and not a stigmatised ‘therapy’ group. The group work aims to support those displaying emotional, social and behavioural issues, and the development of positive peer networks/ relationships, whilst helping to instil social skills/ emotional resilience that will enable successful and ongoing integration with mainstream education.
The purpose of the Art Therapist post is to provide Art Therapy for children identified and referred through the Art Therapy Programme, to assess children for suitability for individual therapy/ group therapy and to provide therapy and psychotherapy interventions for children on a 1:1 basis or in groups of 4-8 children. Caseload numbers will be discussed with the Head of Service. We require a skilled art therapist who is experienced in working with this client group, of working closely with statutory services to provide holistic care and for whom following robust safeguarding procedures is of utmost priority. In return we offer a supportive and professional working environment with regular supervision from our Art Therapy Supervisor, peer support sessions and support & supervision from the Head of Service.
This fixed term post is for the North Ayrshire region and delivery will predominantly take place from our Irvine base and Primary schools across the locality.
To support our Art Therapy and Children’s Services across Glasgow and North Ayrshire. To work closely with the Head of Service to manage referrals to the service, liaise with local schools and ensure that the service runs smoothly and efficiently.