Wellbeing & Resilience Officer

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

  • Advertised from 24th May 2023
  • 37.5 hours per week, two year fixed


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.

Application notes

The closing date for applications is 26 June 2023 at 12noon. Interview date is 5 July 2023.

Application pack can be found here: echcharity.org/join-our-team

For further details or if you have any questions please contact Alice Mallinson, at alice.mallinson@echcharity.org

Application forms or CV with a suitable covering letter should be emailed to Leigh Drake, Executive Support - leigh.drake@echcharity.org