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


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Hybrid: Glasgow
  • Closing 24th June 2024

Impact Arts is a leading Scottish creative social enterprise and registered charity. As such we are governed by our Board that comprises up to 13 Trustees. All Trustees including our Chair (Jim Sweeney MBE), are volunteers and from a range of backgrounds. As a result they bring a wealth of experience and skills to the role. In order to take the organisation forward, the Trustees wish to appoint the following:

  • 2 x Trustees to the Board
  • 1 x Finance Co-optee to our Finance & HR Committee (meets 4 times/ year)
  • Associates who bring specialist skills and experience that helps to inform strategic decision making (do not attend quarterly Board meetings but are invited to attend annual Strategy Days and occasional other thematic meetings with Trustees & staff)

Trustee Responsibilities

  • Accountable for the overall strategic leadership and direction of Impact Acts
  • Championing and promoting the work of Impact Arts through their networks
  • Overseeing the affairs of Impact Arts through efficient, effective and accountable governance
  • Ensuring the organisation is professionally run, manages risk, operates strict financial controls and acts in accordance with its aims and objectives
  • Upholding our core values

Trustee Duties

As a responsible charity, we take best guidance in upholding our duties and responsibilities as Trustees. The following link provides a full overview: Roles & responsibilities - SCVO

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has produced ‘Guidance and Good Practice for Charity Trustees’. The document sets out in detail the duties and responsibilities of charity trustees in Scotland. v10_guidance-and-good-practice-for-charity-trustees.pdf (

Trustee Specification

Our Trustees will uphold and represent our purpose, vision, values and mission in a personal and professional capacity and will come from a range of backgrounds and relevant experience. Our current Board includes Trustees with a range of experiences including youth work, equalities, employability, mental health, social enterprise, placemaking, finance, HR and our youth Trustee with experience of Impact Arts’ projects.

We have a Board skills matrix which helps to identify the mix of experience and knowledge on our Board and also highlights what gaps exist and what priorities we should have for future recruitment.

We are keen to ensure that our Board is representative of those we aim to support through our delivery and as such we particularly welcome applications from people with diverse lived experienceto bring diversity of voice to our Board – being Black, Asian, Mixed Ethnic and/ or a person of colour, LGBTQI, living with a disability, care experience.

Previous Trustee experience is not essential and we are particularly keen to receive applications from Trustees with experience or knowledge of the following areas:

1. Arts/ culture/ creative industries

2. Commercial/ hospitality/ events

3. Digital/ IT/ Technology

In addition, the following skills & experience are beneficial:

  • Innovative thinking
  • Financial knowledge & understanding
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Collaborative team working
  • Data analysis & interpretation
  • Knowledge of or commitment to Charity Governance
  • Leadership skills

This post is not remunerated however reasonable expenses are payable in line with our standard expenses policy.

Full details can be found in the recruitment pack.