Hearts & Minds
Hearts & Minds

Charity registered in Scotland SC027040

Hearts & Minds is an Edinburgh based arts-in-health organisation, the home of the Clowndoctors who interact with children in special schools, hospitals, and hospices and the Elderflowers, a programme for people living with dementia in care-homes or hospital settings.

Current vacancies

Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th December 2021

We are looking for motivated and dedicated individuals to join our Board of Directors. We are interested in people from all walks of life to bring fresh thinking, skills and knowledge to our organisation.

Hearts & Minds aim to improve health and wellbeing one smile at a time by providing extraordinary creative arts programmes.

We achieve our aim through two specialist arts-in-health programmes; Clowndoctors who work with children and young people in hospitals, hospices and education settings and Elderflowers who work with participants who are living with dementia in a care setting.

We are looking for motivated and dynamic individuals who are sympathetic to the aims and objectives of Hearts & Minds to fulfil their voluntary duties and who have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Working in the arts or background in the creative sector
  • Those who work in Health or Social Care
  • Experience of marketing and communication
  • Experience of fundraising in the third sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of project evaluation

We particularly encourage applications from people who are ethnically and culturally diverse, and who experience racism in our society, women, disabled people , those from LGBTQI+ community, people from a working class background, young people under 30.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Digital Engagement Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • Flexible- Working from home and at the office in Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th September 2021

At Hearts & Minds we believe that meaningful human connection is vital for wellbeing, and that this is especially important when we are at our most vulnerable.

Hearts & Minds is an arts and health care charity that uses the art of clowning to help people overcome feelings of powerlessness, anxiety and isolation.

We are a Scottish charity that works in collaboration with paediatric healthcare units, respite centres, schools for learners with complex additional support needs and Dementia units to deliver laughter, friendship and support to those who need it most.

Our Clowndoctors Programme supports children and young people to cope with life in a hospital, hospice or respite care setting and in schools for learners with complex additional support needs.

Our Elderflowers Programme helps people living with dementia or dementia-related conditions in hospitals and residential care homes. Through playfulness, smiles and laughter, we help all of these vulnerable people to deal with the anxiety, fear, confusion and sadness that their situations and conditions may bring.

We are seeking a part-time Digital Engagement Officer for 12 months. This post will drive forward the digitization of Hearts and Minds, helping to create ways to engage with our partners and service users in new, innovative digital environments.

This is a new role for the charity and expect this to be a driving force, championing the evolution of our charity in a digital environment and supporting us to make all digital content and engagement inclusive.

The post holder will work with the full team but in particular the Marketing and Communications Officer and the Fundraising Manager and a range of stakeholders.

It is an exciting time to work with the organisation, as we move forward in our development, implement strategic plans, aiming to grow our services and build on our relationships with partners the people we serve and our funders.

We are looking for someone who is dynamic, passionate and experienced in working in a digital role with energy and an innovative approach. The post-holder will be committed to pushing Hearts & Minds forward and to raise the profile of our work across Scotland.