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Join the Impact Arts Team

As Impact Arts continues to grow and support more people and communities, we recognise the need to strengthen and develop our team. We are delighted therefore to be able to offer new positions to join the team.

Impact Arts is made up of a warm, fun and caring team and in joining the organisation you will be working with creative and skilled individuals who believe deeply in the impact our work has on the lives of those we work with and who place our values at the heart of all we do.

In line with our mission to tackle the inequalities that exist in Scotland, we welcome applications from all people and encourage those from under-represented groups to.

Creative Lead

We are looking for a Creative Lead for our 'Creative Confidence' programme. The Creative Lead will be expected to design and deliver high quality, dynamic virtual workshops with specific learning outcomes. Be responsible for the personal development and training of the young people on the programme and liaise with the Opportunities Coordinator to support young people’s progressions onto further education, employment or training.

The creative lead will be contracted from Monday 25th January – Wednesday 31st March. This provides 1 week of prep and planning (including the creation of Art Packs to be delivered to each participant) at the start of the project and 3 days of additional evaluation at the end of the project. The creative lead will be employed 5 days a week and deliver for 3 of these days. It is expected that the other 2 days will be used for ongoing admin, evaluation and supporting individual participants. A creative assistant will support the delivery of each session during the 3 days of delivery. All delivery will be done digitally via Zoom sessions supported by emails and phone calls. Support will be available to help the participants achieve the personal development award but it is the creative leads role to bring the participants together as a group for creative activities that support their confidence and wellbeing and support them individually to address personal barriers as needed.

Job title: Creative Lead

Hourly rate: £13.05 per hour for 37.5 hours per week (£489.38 per week) (equivalent to a salary of £25,440)

Based at: Virtual Delivery – you will need to be able to deliver sessions from your home although equipment will be provided

Reporting to: Rachel McEwen, Programme Manager

Duration of contract: Fixed term contract until 31st March 2021

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week over 5 days: Monday – Friday between 8am – 6pm

Qualifications & Experience:

  • SCQF level 9 in a relevant arts discipline
  • At least 2 years’ experience in delivering creative activity in diverse community settings
  • Experience of delivering sessions online, in particular via Zoom

Other Essentials: Subject to PVG check

Closing date: Friday 15th January 2021 at 12 noon

Interviews: w/c 18th January 2021

Expected Start Date: 25th January 2021

All completed applications should be sent to by 12 noon on Friday 15th January 2021.

Download the full job pack

Application form

Equal opportunities form

Connect 2 Employability Tutor (Creative Lead – maternity cover)

Connect 2 is a partnership Stage 1 employability programme for young people in Glasgow delivered by Impact Arts, Move On and Fare. Working with groups of young people aged 16-19 who are unemployed or disengaged from school and facing barriers to progress positively in their lives. We are looking for an Employability Tutor to cover maternity; assessing the needs of young people to correctly plan and deliver the Connect 2 programme alongside Employability Tutors from Move On and Fare. You will offer support and guidance on wellbeing related issue such as health, fitness, smoking, drugs, gangs, violence, relationships and bullying, as well as facilitating group discussions.

Working in partnership with families and other key people in the young person's life, as well as with professionals from other organisations involved with young people such as social care, health, police, education, youth offending teams and local authorities, in order to build a strong support network.

Job title: Connect 2 Creative Employability Tutor (maternity cover)

Salary: £23,460 per annum (£21,896 pro rata for 35 hours per week / £14,076 pro rata for 22.5hours per week)

Based at: Monday: Fare, Easterhouse, Glasgow

Tuesday & Wednesday: Yoker Community Centre

Thursday & Friday: TBC (Glasgow)

Travel: Travel to venues and both Fare’s and Impact Art’s premises on occasion

Reporting to: Programme Manager

Duration of contract: Fixed Term 5th January to 16th June 2021

Working Hours: 35 hours per week over 5 days Monday – Friday from 5th January – 14th May 2021. This will then reduce to 22.5 hours over 3 days Monday, Thursday and Friday from 17th May – 16th June 2021.

Qualifications & Experience: SCQF level 9 in a relevant discipline

Other Essentials: Subject to PVG | Disclosure Scotland check

Closing date: Midday Friday 7th Dec 2020

Interviews: Thursday 10th Dec 2020

Expected Start Date: Tuesday 5th January 2021

Download the full job pack

Application form

Equal opportunities form

All completed applications should be sent to by 12 noon on Friday 4th December 2020.

Makers & Artists Mentoring Programme

On behalf of Craft Town Scotland, West Kilbride, Magnox Socio Economic Scheme, Creative Scotland Place Partnership, and North Ayrshire Council; Impact Arts are delighted to offer a unique and exciting opportunity to become a member of our North Ayrshire Creative Team over 9 months.

Makers & Artists Mentoring Programme (M& AMP) will train 10 Makers/Artists from across North Ayrshire and surrounding areas, who are currently unemployed or under-employed, in participatory arts practice over a 9 month period. After the programme, Makers/Artists will be 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 programme offers successful candidates a bespoke training schedule, mentoring from skilled and respected professionals, community project placements and the opportunity to deliver their own participatory arts projects. There will also be opportunities to access studio spaces within the beautiful and renowned Craft Town of West Kilbride (

The programme will include:

  • Weekly training in a range of subjects including Safe Guarding (First Aid, Child Protection/Protection of Vulnerable Groups), Cultural Training (Visual Art in a Community Setting, Working Within a Museum or Gallery Context) and, Enterprise and Cultural Entrepreneurship (Negotiating a Project; Costing and Writing a Proposal; Project and Session Planning/Documenting and Evaluating Projects Being Freelance/Personal Business Skills)
  • Community placements and shadowing alongside Impact Arts’ own programmes, and further trainee-led projects within North Ayrshire’s Three Towns, to offer experience in working within a number of different environments including: Early Years, Young People and Older People.
  • Each trainee will have a personal Mentor who will be available 16 hours of 1-2-1 support sessions.
  • Working towards a Community Achievement Award
  • Access to Industry contacts and networks

Qualifications and Experience: We are looking for talented Makers/ Artists seeking opportunities to gain the skills and knowledge required to deliver high quality participatory arts projects and engage communities.

Personal Skills and Qualities: Impact Arts is looking specifically for people who demonstrate:

  • An ambition to work within the participatory arts sector
  • An ability to engage and communicate with people of varying ages and abilities
  • Excellent making/creative and artistic skillset
  • Strong communication abilities

Fees/Costs: This is a free programme, however candidates must be able to commit to the full 9 month period. Travel costs to/from placements will be reimbursed. We will provide candidates with materials budget for community projects.

Covid-19: Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we anticipate that the first 3 months of the programme will be delivered predominantly remotely. We are reviewing delivery on an on-going bases in line with Government guidance. Support with IT and Data can be discussed at interview.

This programme is funded by: Magnox Socio Economic Scheme, North Ayrshire Ventures Trust, Creative Scotland Place Partnership, May Lockhart Trust, West Kilbride Community Trust and North Ayrshire Council.

Further Details: Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as places are limited. Priority places will be given to Makers and Artists. We have dedicated spaces available on the programme for a Printmaker and Textile Artist who will be offered access to Craft Town Scotland’s dedicated Risograph and Gucco printing studios.

Based at: Remote / The Barony West Kilbride/ Various venues throughout North Ayrshire’s Three Towns

Travel: Travel to training and placements will be compensated on a monthly basis at £60/month per trainee, over 8 month period.

Reporting to: M&AM Programme Co-ordinator

Duration: 9 months (October 2020- June 2021)

Days/Hours: Maximum 2 days per week commitment approx. (Mon-Fri)

Qualifications: The programme is open to all ages and those with untypical CV’s (e.g. self-taught, working from home), not just those with formal arts/craft degree/training. No prior community experience is required

Eligibility: Must be unemployed or able to demonstrate that they are not maximising their economic potential. Priority will be given to those living or working within North Ayrshire and surrounding areas.

Other Essentials: Subject to Disclosure/PVG check.

Equalities: In all our work, Impact Arts aims to tackle the inequalities that exist in Scotland and to ensure everyone has equal opportunity. We encourage all applications for this post, particularly from those who are currently under-represented in the creative and arts sectors. Impact Arts welcomes all people no matter their age, race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, class, cultural background, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity status.

We want to make sure that process barriers do not get in the way of applicants, so if you have any accessibility needs in regards to any parts of this process (or want to discuss alternative ways to show your skills and relevant experience), please get in touch.

There are currently 3 spaces left on this project - on-going recruitment

Please submit a CV and one-page covering letter to stating your reasons for applying, ambitions, where possible relevant links to your work and any other relevant information.

More information: For general enquires please contact: Christine Novosel, M& AMP Co-ordinator on or 07436 225196.

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