Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity: Arts Officer

Pay: £21,132 – £25,726
Closing date: Tue 9 May 2023: 12pm

Children’s Wellbeing Service
Position: Arts Officer
Part time: 30 hours per week
Starting Salary: £21,132 – £25,726 (FTE £26,415 – £32,157)
Location: Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh

As Arts Officer, you will be responsible for line managing the Arts Coordinator to deliver the current Arts Programme activities which run throughout the year. This includes delivering and organising a range of activities, workshops and events for babies, children, young people and their families. You will support the Arts and Wellbeing Manager to identify and support the non-clinical needs of a wide range of babies, children and young people in the hospital, and provide a range of creative activities, which are age appropriate.

You will work with teams in the hospital to help develop complementary programmes which support babies, 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 Arts Programme activities form part of the Children’s Wellbeing Service and as such you will work alongside our youth and family support team and ECHC’s Wellbeing Hub activities to support the hospital’s needs.

They are looking for someone who is educated to HND level in a relevant subject (Arts, Music, Design or similar) and must have experience in delivering high quality creative workshops to children and young people. This is a demanding role within a fun and fast paced organisation. The right candidate will be passionate about working for a children’s and young people’s healthcare charity and possess the drive and skills to balance a varied workload and achieve objectives. 

For further details or if you have any questions please contact Catriona McIntyre, Arts and Wellbeing Manager, at catriona.mcintyre@echcharity.org

For further information, please contact LEIGH.DRAKE@ECHCHARITY.ORG (Leigh Drake), call 0131 668 4949 or visit https://echcharity.org/join-our-team/

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Closing date: Tue 9 May 2023: 12pm