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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

24 hours per week – including evening and weekend working
Salary £21,000 pro rata

This is a really exciting time to join Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity and manage our new shop situated within the busy atrium of the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People.  The shop will sell a combination of confectionery, drinks and snacks along with toys, gifts and books.  All profits from the shop are donated to the charity to help transform the experiences of children and young people within the hospital.

We are looking for an experienced retailer to set up and manage a team of staff and volunteers to deliver a welcoming, vibrant and profitable retail unit.  You will have significant experience working within a busy sales environment, and have experience in merchandising, stock control, sales, cash handling and customer service.  In addition, we are looking for an empathetic individual who recognises that many of our customers are children, young people and their families who may be facing anxious times; and you will be able to balance their needs with the requirements of the business.

You will report to the Finance and Operations Director and will play a key role as a member of the charity’s management team.

Due to open in 2018, the post holder will originally be placed within our shop currently located in ‘The Sick Kids’ Sciennes Road, Edinburgh.

Please download documents below and send your completed application form to The closing date for applications is 27 November (10am).  The interview date is 6 December 2017.

For further details or if you have any questions please contact Nicola Wallace Finance and Operations Director 

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