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Listening Expert

Impact Arts is delighted to be part of The Listening Fund portfolio in Scotland, , as we want to grow our organisational capacity to listen, co-design and influence our strategic direction by creating more channels of communication between the children and young people we engage and our team.

This year marks Impact Arts’ 25th Anniversary year. In this time we have worked in 30 of Scotland’s 32 local authorities and reached hundreds of thousands of people, the majority of whom are under 25 years old. We support people and communities who are often the most marginalised in society – e.g. affected significantly by adverse childhood experiences, poor mental health, poor educational attainment, relative and absolute poverty, disability, lack of services, social and geographic isolation – and will often feel as though they are not listened to and have little or no platforms for doing so, reflecting feelings of low self-worth and disenfranchisement.

We have identified a need to embed a listening culture and structured process for listening and co-design activities within our programmes. Whilst we already deliver elements of co-design and consultation, we currently do not have the resource or capacity to deliver this across the organisation. This means we are at risk of excluding children and young people from having their voices heard/shared, something we want to address as a point of urgency within our organisation.


Job title: Listening Expert

Rate of Pay: £143/ day + 5% contributory pension

Based at: The Factory, 319 Craigpark Drive, Glasgow, G31 2TB

Travel: Travel will be be required for project and partner visits across Glasgow, and to Impact Arts other delivery areas in Ayrshire/Edinburgh/Renfrewshire

Reporting to: Natalie McFadyen White, Head of Delivery

Duration of contract: 48 days before end March 2020

Working Hours: Contact time within this to be agreed with line manager

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject
  • Experience in community consultation, particularly with children and young people
  • Experience in project development
Closing date: Monday 29th July at noon

Interviews: w/c 12th August 2019

Expected Start Date: as soon as possible following interview


For further information please download a job pack.

To apply, please complete an application form and equal opportunities form. Completed applications should be sent to by 12 noon on Monday 29th July 2019.

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