Vacancy: Arts in Health Project Manager DEADLINE CLOSED



ROLE: Arts in Health Project Manager

St. George’s Circus London, SE1
5 days per week Mon – Fri
2-year fixed term 
c. £31,000 

About Breathe Arts Health Research

The Breathe Arts Health Research team believe everybody has the equal right to lead a happy, healthy and fulfilled life. For some people, however, there are significant barriers to this: ill health, a stressful job, loneliness, or simply living in a society that is not well adapted to their physical or emotional needs. There is strong evidence that the arts can offer people facing these challenges something very special: the chance to discover their creativity and interact with others, giving them purpose and value.  By drawing on this research and breathing music, magic, dance – and much more – into healthcare spaces and communities, we offer people hope, friendship and fulfilment when they need it most. We do this through a diverse range of evidence-based performing arts programmes, co-created with clinicians and artists in order to deliver life-changing experiences.

About this role

The Breathe Performing Arts Programme at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is a renowned, innovative programme of live and participatory performing arts delivered within hospital and community settings. Funded by Guy’s & St Thomas Charity, the programme has been running for over 10 years and consists of a range of bespoke projects such as a staff choir, a singing for lung health group and dancing for strength and balance, underpinned by a year-round residential musician and public performance programme in the wards, clinics and public spaces.

In this varied and exciting role, you will be responsible for designing and curating the programme, selecting and booking performers and artists to go into healthcare environments and deliver the best possible performances and workshops for patients and staff.  Success is down to having amazing knowledge of, and great relationships with, a multitude of healthcare staff and spaces.  You will also get to know the needs of patient groups and suggest new projects. Always aiming to transform the healthcare environment and experiences through creativity, you will gain access to wards, clinics and public areas and bring music, magic, dance and poetry to patients and staff, offering them relief, distraction and a more caring, fulfilling experience of healthcare.

About you

You are highly empathic and excel at building effective relationships.  You’ll ideally have some experience working in arts in health, or in a healthcare setting, and you are comfortable in a busy and challenging hospital environment. Specifically:

  • You have the resilience and credibility to build effective relationships with busy and pressured healthcare staff across a wide range of hospital and community spaces
  • You are passionate about improving patient experiences and outcomes through contributing to a better care environment
  • You have a natural and authentic approach to working with vulnerable people in challenging situations
  • You are a proactive and creative person, who wants to work for an organisation that values kindness, innovation and excellence

Download the Full Job Description and Equal Opportunities Form:

Job Description – Breathe AHR – Project Manager PAP – Oct 2019

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form 2019

How to apply

Breathe Arts Health Research is an equal opportunities employer and we embrace diversity within our team. We positively welcome applications from individuals who identify as Deaf and/or disabled and people of all ethnicities.

To apply, please combine into one document (Word or PDF) your tailored CV – up to 3 pages – and a supporting statement – up to 1,000 words – outlining why you want to work for Breathe, why this role particularly appeals to you, and how you match the criteria outlined in the person specification in the job description. Please also complete an equal opportunity monitoring form and return this with your application to

Deadline for applications:  DEADLINE CLOSED
Interviews: 20th November 2019 in Central London

For general enquiries please call the Breathe office on 020 3290 2013 or email