Hospital Youth Work Team – Assistant Project Worker

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

  • Advertised from 30th April 2021
  • Starting salary £18,398 - £22,727. 37.5hours per week, 2 year fixed.


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.

Application notes

An Application Pack is available from our website

The closing date for this role is 18 May 2021 at 5pm. If you are successfully shortlisted for the interview process, you will receive an invite to interview by 5pm on Monday 24 May 2021 with interviews taking place on Tuesday 01 June. For further details or if you have any questions please contact Fiona O’Sullivan, Deputy Director of Children’s Wellbeing

Application forms should be emailed to Leigh Drake, Executive Support -