Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

ECHC are looking to appoint an Arts Officer who will be responsible for creating and delivering a new weekend arts programme for The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh.

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 an exciting new post for our innovative and expanding Arts Programme.

As Arts Officer, you will be responsible for creating a new weekend arts programme, including delivering and organising a range of activities, workshops and events for children, young people and their families. You will support the Arts Programme 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 creative 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 children and 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 arts agencies and organisations to signpost children and young people to after their hospital stay. The activities of the Arts Programme will also link with ECHC’s Hub and hospital’s needs.

You will be educated to HND level in a relevant subject (Arts, Music, Design or similar) and must have significant experience in delivering high quality creative workshops to children and young people.

This is a part time post, 16 hours per week (weekend work)
3 year fixed term. Starting salary £22,064 pro rata.

To apply or for further information please download a recruitment pack from our website www.echcharity.org
Send your completed application form to: maggie.pearson@echcharity.org
The closing date for applications is Thursday 21 February (noon). Interview date is 4 March 2019.

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

Location: Edinburgh City

For further information, please contact Fiona.osullivan@echcharity.org (Fiona O’Sullivan), or call 0131 668 4949, or visit https://echcharity.org

The deadline is Thursday 21 February 2019 at 12:00.