Impact Arts
Impact Arts

Charity registered in Scotland SC032430

Impact Arts is a Scottish charity that works to help people and communities transform their lives through art and creativity.

Current vacancies

Artists Mentoring Programme Manager

  • Part time
  • £29,000 pro-rata
  • Irvine, North Ayrshire
  • Closing 6th December 2021

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.


Art Therapist

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th December 2021

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:

  • Impact Arts’ offices in Glasgow and Irvine
  • Schools across the areas
  • Community venues

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.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Head office is Glasgow based however we would welcome applications from across the central belt and beyond.
  • Closing 29th March 2021

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 –

  • Mental Health
  • Youth Employability
  • Criminal Justice
  • Homelessness
  • Local Authority or Scottish Government Policy
  • Fundraising
  • The Arts and Creative sectors
  • Older People

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.

This vacancy has now closed

Youth Recruitment Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,000 – £26,000
  • Glasgow - Remote home working may be required initially and dependant on local restrictions
  • Closing 20th July 2021

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.

This vacancy has now closed

Development & Partnerships Manager

  • Part time
  • £34,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow with option for home working
  • Closing 9th August 2021

We are on the search for a dynamic individual to play a key role in our growing Development Team and to:

  • Support and help drive forward our goals, ambitions and annual income targets (as outlined in our new 5 year business plan)
  • Ensure the sustainability of our 3 year pipeline

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,