Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity
Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity

Charity registered in Scotland SC020862

We support and complement the work of Edinburgh's Royal Hospital for Sick Children (The Sick Kids) as well as other children’s healthcare settings across Scotland. 


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Wellbeing & Resilience Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,415
  • Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh and East Lothian
  • Closing 19th February 2024

We are looking to recruit an exciting new post for our Children’s Wellbeing Services.

Are you a passionate and dynamic individual who can manage the delivery of the wellbeing and resilience outreach programme, and guide a team of project workers, sessional workers, artists and volunteers who alongside you, will provide support and advice to children, young people and their families (CYPF). You will deliver activities that build confidence and self-esteem, using wellbeing and resilience techniques enabling CYPF to better cope with their individual challenges.

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity have developed a new and exciting project which supports the wellbeing and resilience of children and young people who are struggling with their mental health. This project will support the whole family (child, parents/guardian, siblings, grandparents etc.) through these challenging times, by offering support and advice. We will pilot this programme over a two year period in two locations. The first will be rural, East Lothian based and the second will be identified throughout the pilot period. You will be required to travel to both locations and will be based at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh.

As part of this role, you will work alongside the hospital youthwork team to gain experience of working with children, young people and their families in a healthcare setting. You will initially work in The Hub wellbeing centre and on the hospital wards in the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, spending time with CYPF and ECHC’s Children’s Wellbeing Service team to understand our approach to working with CYPF. You will also be given bespoke training following the PACE model, to promote the experience of safety in your interactions with children and young people.

We are looking for someone who is educated to HND level in a relevant subject (youth work, social work, nursing, counselling/psychology teaching, mental health) and must have experience in delivering high quality youth work 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.

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Digital Marketing Executive

  • Part time
  • £32,897 – £36,612 pro-rata
  • ECHC Offices, Shawfair/Hybrid (other locations as required)
  • Closing 4th September 2023

Are you an ambitious self-starter with excellent digital skills looking for your next challenge? Do you want to showcase the innovative, ground-breaking support offered to children by the team at Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, as we enter our next, exciting phase?

We are looking for a creative and proactive digital marketing executive with at least two years’ multi-channel experience. You will drive innovation, delivering creative content which communicates our key goals and messages with impact, and boosts donations.

You will be adept at driving paid social media campaigns and storytelling through digital media.

You will provide data insights through analytics; bring new skills to our team, such as expertise in managing Google Grants, associated advertising programmes and PPC campaigns, as well as SEO skills. You will be skilled at content creation, particularly videography for social media.

All members of the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity team adhere to our values of being supportive, dedicated, encouraging, friendly, imaginative and fun.

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Volunteering and Project Assistant

  • Full time
  • £21,255 – £24,118
  • ECHC Offices Shawfair/RHCYP
  • Closing 12th July 2023

We are looking to recruit an exciting new post for our Children’s Wellbeing Services.

Are you a motivated individual who can support the recruitment of our Wellbeing and Resilience programme volunteers, and to support the administrative requirements of the staff team delivering the programme. Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity have developed a new and exciting project which supports the wellbeing and resilience of children and young people who are struggling with their mental health. This project will support the whole family (child, parents/guardian, siblings, grandparents etc.) through these challenging times, by offering support and advice. We will pilot this programme over a two year period in two locations. The first will be rural, East Lothian based and the second urban, within Edinburgh City. We are looking for someone who is educated to HND level or with equivalent experience in working with volunteers or admin support. 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.

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Project Worker x 2

  • Full time
  • £24,118 – £27,563
  • Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh and East Lothian
  • Closing 7th July 2023

We are looking to recruit two exciting new posts for our Children’s Wellbeing Services.

We are seeking two Project Workers who will deliver ECHC’s wellbeing and resilience outreach programme. You will work alongside sessional workers, artists and volunteers, under the guidance of the Wellbeing Lead and Wellbeing and Resilience Officer. Your role will be to provide support and advice to children, young people and their families (CYPF). You will deliver activities that build confidence and self-esteem, using wellbeing and resilience techniques enabling CYPF to better cope with their individual challenges.

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity have developed a new and exciting project which supports the wellbeing and resilience of children and young people who are struggling with their mental health. This project will support the whole family (child, parents/guardian, siblings, grandparents etc.) through these challenging times, by offering support and advice. We will pilot this programme over a two year period in two locations. The first will be rural, East Lothian based and the second urban, within Edinburgh City. You will be required to travel to both locations and will be based at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh.

As part of this role, you will work alongside the hospital youthwork team to gain experience of working with children, young people and their families in a healthcare setting. You will initially work in The Hub wellbeing centre and on the hospital wards in the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, spending time with CYPF and ECHC’s Children’s Wellbeing Service team to understand our approach to working with CYPF. You will also be given bespoke training following the PACE model, to promote the experience of safety in your interactions with children and young people. We are looking for someone who is educated to HND level in a relevant subject (youth work, community education, social work, nursing, counselling/psychology teaching, mental health) and must have experience in delivering high quality youth work 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.

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Wellbeing & Resilience Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,415 – £32,157
  • Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th June 2023

We are looking to recruit an exciting new post for our Children’s Wellbeing Services.

Are you a passionate and dynamic individual who can manage the delivery of the wellbeing and resilience outreach programme, and guide a team of project workers, sessional workers, artists and volunteers who alongside you, will provide support and advice to children, young people and their families (CYPF). You will deliver activities that build confidence and self-esteem, using wellbeing and resilience techniques enabling CYPF to better cope with their individual challenges.

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity have developed a new and exciting project which supports the wellbeing and resilience of children and young people who are struggling with their mental health. This project will support the whole family (child, parents/guardian, siblings, grandparents etc.) through these challenging times, by offering support and advice. We will pilot this programme over a two year period in two locations. The first will be rural, East Lothian based and the second urban, within Edinburgh City. You will be required to travel to both locations and will be based at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh.

As part of this role, you will work alongside the hospital youthwork team to gain experience of working with children, young people and their families in a healthcare setting. You will initially work in The Hub wellbeing centre and on the hospital wards in the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, spending time with CYPF and ECHC’s Children’s Wellbeing Service team to understand our approach to working with CYPF. You will also be given bespoke training following the PACE model, to promote the experience of safety in your interactions with children and young people.

We are looking for someone who is educated to HND level in a relevant subject (youth work, social work, nursing, counselling/psychology teaching, mental health) and must have experience in delivering high quality youth work 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.

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Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,118
  • Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th June 2023

We are looking to recruit an exciting new post for our Children’s Wellbeing Services.

Are you a caring and passionate Support Worker who wants to work as part of our Wellbeing and Resilience team, delivering support to families on our telephone Helpline. You will work under the guidance of the Wellbeing and Resilience Officer who will support you in delivering early intervention, support and signposting for families with a child who is experiencing mild-moderate mental health issues. Our aim is to increase emotional resilience, promote safety, improve mental health and wellbeing, promote recovery, and prevent problems escalating.

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity have developed a new and exciting project which supports the wellbeing and resilience of children and young people who are struggling with their mental health. This project will support the whole family (child, parents/guardian, siblings, grandparents etc.) through these challenging times, by offering support and advice. We will pilot this programme over a two year period in two locations. The first will be rural, East Lothian based and the second urban, within Edinburgh City.

As part of this role, you will work alongside the hospital youthwork team to gain experience of working with children, young people and their families in a healthcare setting. You will initially work in The Hub wellbeing centre and on the hospital wards in the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, spending time with CYPF and ECHC’s Children’s Wellbeing Service team to understand our approach to working with CYPF. You will also be given bespoke training following the PACE model, to promote the experience of safety in your interactions with children and young people and their families and will be given regular support and supervision.

We are looking for someone who is educated to HND level in a relevant subject (youth work, social work, nursing, counselling/psychology teaching, mental health) or equivalent experience and must have experience in delivering support to children, young people and/or families. 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.

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Corporate and Partnerships Lead

  • Full time
  • £31,620 – £35,190
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd September 2022

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) transforms the health experiences of over 120,000 children and young people from across Scotland each year, making their time in hospital magical, fun, engaging and positive, instead of the scary and upsetting experience it might otherwise be. The charity is in a period of growth and rapid development so this is a very exciting time to be joining a high-performing fundraising and marketing team.

We aim to ensure that ECHC, which supports Edinburgh’s world class Royal Hospital for Children and Young People is THE charity of choice for the many corporates, institutions and organisations head quartered or represented in in our city. You will develop, cement and strengthen our existing relationships alongside growing new partnerships. You will help shape and support new and ambitious fundraising campaigns, ensuring that ECHC secures its place as an iconic Edinburgh institution.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the art of creating and nurturing strong, mutually beneficial corporate partnerships and understands what their growth can do for a charity. You will have gained experience in a similar or related role and will be smart, articulate, credible and persuasive, able to turn interest into support. This is a demanding role within a fun and fast paced organisation. The right candidate will be target driven with the skills to balance a varied workload and achieve objectives.

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Finance Manager

  • Part time
  • £36,795 – £42,371 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd June 2022

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) believes that nothing should get in the way of being a child. We exist to transform the lives of children and young people in hospital so that they can be a child first and patient second.

As a result of what we do, we know that:

  • Children and young people’s lives are less interrupted by illness
  • Children and young people are less scared of hospital and have a positive experience
  • Children and young people’s families are better supported and comforted
  • Children and young people have an improved experience of healthcare in their own community

The charity supports and complements the work of Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Children and Young People as well as other healthcare settings across the Lothians, Borders and Fife. We provide vital services through our Children’s Wellbeing Service who deliver a range of activities and supports to help children and young people to have a positive experience in hospital. In addition, through our funding of play and family support we provide distractions to enhance hospital visits including play areas and landscaped outdoor areas. We also run a Grants Programme which distributes grants to enhance the healthcare experiences of children and young people at the hospital, in community healthcare settings and within mental health services.

The opening of the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in March 2021, marked the beginning of an exciting new chapter for ECHC. Demand for our services continues to grow and the charity is needed now more than ever before. We are looking to recruit a high-calibre, driven professional with the experience and skills required to support the Chief Operations Officer in the smooth and efficient operation of the finance function of the charity. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced finance professional to join a dynamic, friendly and ambitious organisation determined to make a real difference to the lives of babies, children and young people in hospital.

As Finance Manager, you will be responsible for co-ordinating and delivering the effective day to day financial management of the charity including; preparing monthly management accounts, leading the annual audit, managing the annual budgeting process and driving improvements in policies, processes and procedures. A positive, proactive manager who thrives in a fast-paced environment, you will have the excellent leadership and communication skills required not only to manage a team of three but also for ensuring success when collaborating cross-functionally within the wider staff team of 37 and for managing key external relationships. A high level of accuracy and attention to detail will be needed for responsibilities such as the preparation of management accounts, managing the annual audit and reviewing business processes and policies.

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

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Hospital Youth Work Team – Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,181 – £26,493 pro-rata
  • Royal Hospital for Children and Young People
  • Closing 10th March 2022

We are looking to recruit an exciting new post for our Children’s Wellbeing Service.

As Project Worker, you will support the Children’s Wellbeing Officer 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 Youth Work team will also link with the ECHC Arts Programme and hospital’s needs.

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

All members of the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity team adhere to our values of being supportive, dedicated, encouraging, friendly, imaginative and fun.

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity operates from premises at 1st Floor, 1 Wester Shawfair, Danderhall, Dalkeith EH22 1FD, however this post will be based at 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 days’ holiday including public holidays, the option of flexible working hours, a system of TOIL and mileage allowance.

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Social Impact Manager

  • Part time
  • £36,074 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th March 2022

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) believes that nothing should get in the way of being a child. We exist to transform the lives of children and young people in hospital so they can be a child first and a patient second.

This is a new role, and an exciting opportunity for an impact specialist to shape services, help us communicate our impact, and learn from and continually improve what we do.

The Social Impact Manager will support the Senior Management Team to develop an overarching evaluation framework for the charity with a strategy for monitoring and reporting across the organisation. You will work with multiple stakeholders to ensure we take a major step forward with our evaluation capabilities, helping us evidence the difference our work makes to children, young people and their families. Our goal is to leverage insights to maximise the impact we have over time, learning from feedback and building improvement into service design.

We are looking for an individual who is skilled and practised at:

  • designing and delivering monitoring and evaluation systems, using a range of fully accessible formats to produce qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • designing and facilitating co-design and participatory engagement approaches.
  • interpreting and analysing findings, using abductive thinking to draw insights.
  • presenting findings in interesting, engaging and remarkable ways to amplify our work.
  • reporting to stakeholders in a range of ways.
  • working with facilitators and others to develop understanding of evaluation and their role when capturing data or feedback
  • working with the leadership team to develop insights into actions to improve service design.

The role is ideally suited to an experienced individual who is seeking a flexible role in a dynamic, friendly organisation where they will have an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of babies, children and young people in hospital.

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 occasional 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 days’ holiday pro-rata (including public holidays), the option of flexible working hours and a system of Toil and mileage allowance.

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Hospital Youth Work team - Assistant Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £18,766 – £23,181 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th November 2021

We are looking to recruit an exciting new post for our Children and Family support service.

As Assistant Project Worker, you will support the Children’s Wellbeing Officer 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 Hospital Youth Work team will also link with the ECHC Arts Programme and hospital’s needs.

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

All members of the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity team adhere to our values of being supportive, dedicated, encouraging, friendly, imaginative and fun.

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity operates from premises at 1st Floor, 1 Wester Shawfair, Danderhall, Dalkeith EH22 1FD, however this post will be based at 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 days’ holiday including public holiday’s (pro-rata), the option of flexible working hours, a system of TOIL and mileage allowance. The starting salary for this post is £18,766.

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Events Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £25,389 – £30,908
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th September 2021

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 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 and using risk analyses and 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 networking 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 communication skills and the ability to quickly develop and maintain a rapport with a variety of stakeholders. Experience 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 days’ holiday 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.

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Finance Assistant

  • Part time
  • £18,398 – £22,727 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st May 2021

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity transforms the lives of over 120,000 children and young people, from across Scotland, each year, so they can be a child first and a patient second.

We are looking to recruit a Finance Assistant to join our team who will be responsible for undertaking a wide range of financial administrative tasks to ensure the efficient running of the accounts function. Tasks would include; processing invoices and payments, recording and posting sales and preparing payment reports.

The successful candidate will come from a strong finance background having been educated to HNC level in a finance related discipline or have equivalent professional experience. Ideally you will have a working knowledge of QuickBooks but full training will be given.

You will be an enthusiastic, motivated, team player with a keen attention to detail and excellent organisational skills. Communication and relationship building skills will be required in order to efficiently and effectively follow up queries or outstanding information both internally with staff members and externally with our suppliers.

All members of the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity team adhere to our values of being supportive, dedicated, encouraging, friendly, imaginative and fun.

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Hospital Youth Work Team – Assistant Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,398 – £22,727
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th May 2021

We are looking to recruit an exciting new post for our Children and Family support service.

As Assistant Project Worker, you will support the Children’s Wellbeing Officer 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 Hospital Youth Work team will also link with the ECHC Arts Programme and hospital’s needs.

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

All members of the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity team adhere to our values of being supportive, dedicated, encouraging, friendly, imaginative and fun.

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity operates from premises at 1st Floor, 1 Wester Shawfair, Danderhall, Dalkeith EH22 1FD, however this post will be based at 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 days’ holiday including public holidays, the option of flexible working hours, a system of TOIL and mileage allowance. The starting salary for this post is £18,398.

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THE HUB – Children’s Wellbeing Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,891 – £30,302
  • Royal Hospital for Children and Young People
  • Closing 19th March 2021

In anticipation of the move from the current hospital site at Sciennes to a new purpose built facility at Little France, we are looking to recruit an exciting new post for our Children’s Wellbeing Services.

As Children’s Wellbeing Officer, you will 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 will be experienced in supporting young people to feel empowered and able to support children and young people in the hospital, through a meaningful programme of engagement and activities. You will have an excellent 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 HND level in a relevant area and will have experience of working with children, young people and families; of delivering project outputs and achieving outcomes; and of engaging young people through positive relationships.

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