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Commonwealth House, 32 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1LH
£31,578.25 - £36,678.29 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Glasgow Life is looking for a passionate Project Manager - Social Impact for a period of up to 24 months. This role will initially sit within the organising committee of the World Athletics Indoor Championships 2024 (WAIC24), leading on the events social impact strategy including: sustainability, equality, diversity and inclusion amongst others.
Your time will be split from leading on WAIC24 social impact programme to supporting the wider Glasgow Life events team with social impact initiatives and strategy development with a longer-term focus. From April 2024 – April 2025, this role will sit within the Glasgow Life events team full time as WAIC24 will come to a close. 

More about our Events team
Glasgow Life is the strategic lead for events in the city. The team invests to attract, create and grow major cultural and sporting events. We deliver high-profile events, including the Merchant City Festival and Glasgow Mela. Our team also organise the World Pipe Band Championships and Glasgow's winter events. We are preparing to deliver the inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships in 2023. We are also coordinating a programme of activities as the European Capital of Sport 2023. And we are building a team to deliver the World Athletics Indoor Championships 2024. Our team work on behalf of the Glasgow Events Board. We act as an initial point of contact for events coming to the city. This includes working with local, national and international partners to maximise the benefits of events to the city. We aim to position and promote Glasgow as a world-leading event destination. Events boost the city’s tourism economy and provide memorable moments.

About Glasgow Life 
Glasgow Life is the charity which inspires people to lead richer, more active lives through culture and sport. Simply put, we believe that everyone deserves a great Glasgow life. We do this by delivering innovative cultural and sporting programmes and events which improve the mental, physical, and economic well-being of Glasgow. Glasgow Life also creates unforgettable experiences for tourists, strengthening the city’s visitor economy. We help put on world-class events, conferences and festivals which enhance Glasgow’s international reputation. Glasgow is the first city to be named European Capital of Sport twice sport and was also the first place in the UK to be named a UNESCO City of Music. 

The role 
As Project Manager - Social Impact you’ll be an integral part of the team by leading on the development of our social impact programmes and initiatives. Reporting to the Championships Director and working alongside a newly formed local organising committee team. 

The candidate 
If you’re interested in joining us as a Project Manager - Social Impact, you’ll need: 
•    A passion for creating positive social impacts
•    Professional working experience within an area of social impact, including: Sustainability; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Health and Wellbeing; Community Engagement; Sport Participation
•    Solid project management experience, with a diverse range of stakeholders and interests
•    Strong communication skills, including ability to prepare reports and briefings and deliver presentations to a range of stakeholders 
•    Excellent relationship management & influencing skills



You can read the full person specification for this role under the ‘Job Attachments’ section.

Some of our roles are currently piloting hybrid working, with teams working between the office and home. Your line manager will agree these days with you. This balance enables you to continue much-needed collaborative working. When based in the office, you will work from Commonwealth House, Albion Street, Glasgow.

We believe in the transformational power of the programmes and events we provide for the people and visitors of Glasgow. If you would like to be a part of what we do, we’d love to hear from you.

Important Dates: Closing date 9th April 2023 and interviews are provisionally scheduled for week commencing 17th April 2023


Benefits at Glasgow Life 
•    A holiday allowance of 30 days plus 6.5 public holidays (for full-time roles). This will rise to 35 days after 5 years
•    Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme – which pays 19.3% in employer contributions 
•    Discounted Glasgow Club membership and money off in our museum shops and online store
•    Option to buy extra annual leave
•    Cycle-to-work scheme
•    Flexible retirement
•    Family-friendly policies 

Diversity matters at Glasgow Life
We're determined to reflect the extraordinary diversity of Glasgow in our workforce. Glasgow Life is on a journey to develop a workplace that reflects the communities we serve. Where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We're a Disability Confident and Carer Positive employer and invite candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Read more about our commitment to equality and diversity on our website. 


Application Packs

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054.

Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request.

Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us.

Further Information

For further information about working for us please refer to our website