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Current vacancies

We are looking for exceptional people to join us. If you have the drive, ambition and expertise to raise the money needed to fund our activities we want to hear from you!

In return we will offer you the chance to work in a supportive, fun environment with dedicated, encouraging and friendly colleagues; where imaginative approaches to transforming children’s experiences are welcomed.

Current vacancies

37.5 hours per week – with regular evening and weekend working
Starting salary £21,422

In anticipation of the move from the current hospital site at Sciennes to a new purpose built facility at Little France, later this year, we are looking to recruit two exciting new posts for our youth work, child and family support service “The Hub”.

As Project Worker, you will support the Hub Manager to identify and support the non-clinical needs of a wide range of children and young people in the hospital, and provide a range of focussed activities, in an age appropriate, engaging facility.  You will work with teams in the hospital to develop complementary programmes which support children and young people to engage with treatment and feel less anxious or stressed.  You should be experienced in supporting young people to feel empowered and able to support families and carers, of children and young people in the hospital, through a meaningful programme of engagement and activities.  You will have a good knowledge of other agencies and organisations to signpost children, young people and their families to places of support and advice.  The activities of The Hub will also link with the ECHC Arts Programme and hospital’s needs.

You will be educated to degree level in youth work or community education and will have significant experience of working with children, young people and families; of delivering project outputs and achieving outcomes; and of engaging young people through positive relationships.

To apply or for further information please download files in the recruitment pack below.  Send your completed application form to  The closing date for applications is 12 February (noon).  Interview date is 1 March 2018.

For further details or if you have any questions please contact Fiona O’Sullivan, ECHC Arts Programme Manager at

Weekly or one-off sessions
Fees paid at £40 per hour

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) are recruiting freelance artists and creative practitioners from a range of backgrounds for our hospital Arts Programme. We are looking for innovative artists/creatives whose practice could link with medical departments or procedures, helping to make a child’s stay in hospital less daunting. 

Download further infromation, role description and person specification:

To apply:

Please send a covering letter of one A4 page outlining how you meet the person specification, why you are interested in working with ECHC Arts Programme, an up-to-date C.V.  and three to six examples of your work to

Closing date: 16 February 2018
Shortlist confirmed:  23 February 2018
Interviews:  Week commencing 5 March 2018