Art in Healthcare recruiting Support Workers

Art in Healthcare are looking to recruit freelance Support Workers with a Community Development background for Room For Art, an arts and social prescribing project for adults with long term health issues, disabilities and/or mental health issues to participate in visual art workshops.

The posts are £10 per hour, 2 hours per group per week split over 30 weeks. Room for Art holds regular groups at Piershill Library, North Edinburgh Arts, WHALE Arts.


  •  To attend the arts project every week and encourage participants to engage with the art.
  •  Make people feel welcome, facilitating group discussions, and if necessary one to ones.
  •  Meeting with the Outreach Manager on a regular basis to discuss how the participants are engaging with the project, highlighting any successes or issues.
  • Signpost participants to additional relevant activities if requested.
  • To support the participants to complete project evaluations.
  • To keep a register of participant’s attendance at the project.
  • To support participants to complete registration forms and photo, film and social media consent forms.
  • To adhere to Art in Healthcare’s policies and procedures.
  • To take photos and film activities when consent is given.
  • Being responsible for the well-being and safety of participants.
  • Interacting respectfully with the participants, partners, artists and Outreach Manager.
  • Keep all matters related to participants confidential at all times.
  • In the case of disclosure or health-related issues, notify the Outreach Manager, the Community Link Worker and if appropriate the participant’s GP.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 12 January 2020.

To apply

Please send your C.V and a covering letter with ‘SUPPORT WORKER’ in subject and email;

or post to;

Art in Healthcare
Out of the Blue
32-36 Dalmeny Street

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