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We are looking for exceptional people to join us. If you have the drive, ambition and expertise to transform the experiences of children and families in hospital and healthcare, 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.


37.5 hours per week

Salary scale £25,389 - £30,908

As we move beyond level zero and look forward to the return of special events, we have a hugely exciting opportunity for the right candidate to make a great career move and join our thriving team, to take the lead in shaping the future of events at Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity (ECHC).

We are looking to recruit a positive, persuasive, proactive individual with a passion for fundraising, events and the work of the charity, to join our fundraising and marketing team of 10. As Events Fundraiser, you will be responsible for developing and delivering a portfolio of exceptional special events, which surpass supporters' expectations and maximise income generation against agreed targets.  you will have experience of managing budgets in excess of £100,000 ad using risk analysis, while balancing cost/time ratios to ensure the highest chance of success and ROI, will be second nature. 

A track record in delivering successful fundraising events from conception through to evaluation is essential and you must have an eye for detail and possess the creativity and flair to drive new and imaginative fundraising concepts.  Your remit will also include designing a series of fun and quirky events to showcase our work and establishing hospital based events, to raise vital funds and awareness, improve staff wellbeing and make the hospital experience more positive for children and young people.

We need someone who is friendly and extremely well organised, with excellent communications skills and the ability to quickly develop and maintain a rapport with a variety of stakeholders.  Experiences of working with volunteers is essential and you will enjoy collaborating with the wider ECHC team and seeking out new opportunities to elevate our events.  You will be confident in making the ask for support and dedicated to providing a positive experience of ECHC to everyone you work with.  Developing personal stewardship programmes to celebrate our loyal supporters and encourage future giving is something you will take great pleasure in doing.

The successful candidate will display our organisational values in all that they do; they will be supportive, dedicated, encouraging, friendly, imaginative and fun!

Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity operates from premises at 1st floor, 1 Wester Shawfair, Danderhall, EH22 1FD and this post will be based here, with regular working from the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Little France, Edinburgh.

All staff have access to an employer pension scheme and are entitled to 30 day's holiday allowance including public holidays, the option of flexible working hours and a system of TOIL and mileage allowance.  It is our policy to appoint on the first point of the salary scale, which for this post is £25,389.  

To apply  - please send your completed application form to by 12.00pm (noon) on Monday 20 September 2021.  Interviews will be held on Tuesday 28 September 2021.  For further details or if you have any questions, please contact Rachel Baxter, Director of Fundraising and Marketing,

Job Description

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Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity (ECHC) is looking to recruit two new Trustees to join our Board.  We are seeking applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, reflecting the make-up of the children and young people we support, and especially encourage applications from earlier-career applicants and those whom this would be their first time serving as a Board member.  We particularly welcome applications from those aged between 18 and 26 years.

We believe that nothing should get in the way of being a child.  Everything we do transforms the lives of babies, children and young people in hospital and healthcare so they can be a child first and patient second.

We will offer you:

  • The change to have early decision-making experience and influence strategic direction
  • The opportunity to make a difference for children and young people in healthcare 
  • A three-month induction prior to joining the Board
  • Regular chances to visit services, the hospital and to meet our staff
  • A dedicated mentor/buddy
  • Introduction to governance, charity law and charity finance
  • Support with understanding Board papers

if you have skills in, or experience of, one or more of the following areas, we'd love to hear from you:

  • Child rights, for example, an interest or activism in equality for children with disability; children and young people in the LGBT community; children and young people with long term health conditions and/or children and young people with mental health conditions
  • Development and delivery of services for children or young people
  • Volunteering in a role with children and young people
  • Experience of being in hospital and/or healthcare for a substantial part of your life
  • Policy and public affairs

We are not expecting anyone to fulfil all the aspects of the role description (or you may have another set of skills or experiences that you think would be beneficial for us), so if you're at all interesting but unsure if you fit the bill, please get in touch.

This is a voluntary post with reasonable expenses reimbursed, including travel to and from meetings.  There are six Trustee meetings throughout the year, usually on Monday evenings from 5.15pm to 7.30pm held in accessible locations.  We are hopeful that a Trustee will remain with us for a three-year term.

You can find out more about our current Board members, in the Who-Are-We/Trustees section of this website.

To apply  - please send your CV and a short supporting statement explaining why you are interested in this position, to by 12.00pm (noon) on Monday 20 September 2021.  Second stage of the progress, for successful applicants, will be an informal interview with the ECHC Chair and CEO at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh.

Trustee Role Description

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