Operations Lead

Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity

Job Location

Type of Job

Application Deadline

Shawfair, Danderhall, Dalkeith EH22, UK

P/T 25 hours per week

Pay rate for all jobs

£24,891 – £30,302k pro rata (It is ECHC policy to start new employees at the first point of the salary scale)

Published Date

19 July 2021, 12:00:00

Job Title

Operations Lead

About the job

The Operations Lead will work as part of the central head office team, located at Shawfair, Danderhall,

supporting the Business Manager to co-ordinate and deliver the effective day to day operational

management of the charity.

We are seeking a positive, proactive individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and has the skills to

successfully collaborate cross-functionally within the staff team and to manage key external relationships.

The role is ideally suited to an experienced individual who is a seeking a flexible, part-time 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.


Experience, Skills, Personal Qualities, Essential Criteria:

  • Proven experience in a similar role.

  • Evidence of ability to thrive in a continually fast-paced, high-volume work environment with the ability to work efficiently and effectively, managing multiple tasks and prioritising accordingly.

  • Track record of a proactive, positive, solution focused approach to problem solving.

  • Competence to build and effectively manage and maintain interpersonal relationships across the organisation and externally. 

  • Evidence of ability to develop and implement organisational policies and procedures.

  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail and success in working accurately to tight deadlines.

  • An effective communicator – able to absorb a wide range of information and clearly communicate as required to the staff team.

  • Experienced in all aspects of senior level administration including developing and maintaining systems and processes.

  • Experience of collating and preparing papers/ reports and using spreadsheets and databases.  Ability to display ECHC’s organisational values; be supportive, dedicated, encouraging, friendly, imaginative and fun!

  • Passionate about the strategic aim and purpose of ECHC. 

Desirable criteria

  • An understanding of the charity sector and charity governance

  • Knowledge of HR best practises, employment legislation and its application.

  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation relating to Health and Safety

  • Knowledge and understanding of GDPR Legislation/Information Governance

About the Company

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. 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 

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, tablets at every bedside, landscaped outdoor areas and overnight accommodation for parents. We also run a Grants Programme which distributes grants to enhance the healthcare experiences of children and young people to RHCYP and other children and young people’s community healthcare settings.

Other Info and How to Apply

A closing date will be set once the requisite number of applications have been received.  We would therefore encourage early application.

For further information, please click the Apply button above, download the Job Description/Person Specification, complete the application form and return it to leigh.drake@echcharity.org

A closing date will be set once the requisite number of applications have been received.  We would therefore encourage early application.

Start Date: The role is available now but there is flexibility on the start date