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Donaldson Court, Burlington Street,, EH6 5JN
£9.90/hr; £8,236 (19,305 FTE, pro-rated per annum)
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
16 hours per week

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NEW Assistant Opportunity in Edinburgh

Bield have a fantastic opportunity for a part-time Assistant to join our team in Edinburgh. Donaldson Court provides a Retirement Housing with Meals service to tenants, aged 60 and over, who wish to retain their independence and the right person will help make this possible. You will benefit from daytime work and great work life balance as you will assist with the preparation and delivery of our flexible meals service. 

The local area is near shops and bus stop into princess street, there are lots of local doctors in the area, lots of cafes and pub tenants can access. Once tram line is open the will be able to access this too.

The successful candidate will undertake a range of cleaning duties to ensure that internal communal areas are clean, hygienic and meet the standards expected by our tenants and visitors to the development. You will also assist by preparing the dining room for mealtimes, heating prepared meals and delivering these dishes to tenants.

On occasion, the Assistant will be expected to clean vacant flats and/ or external pathways of the development and provide general and emergency assistance to tenants, as required. In addition you will respond to property emergencies, taking appropriate action when the Manager is off duty and providing cover for the development office as required.

Hours of employment are 16 hours per week, organised as follows:

Monday and Sunday from 10am to 7pm with 1hour unpaid break.

Bield Offer: 

  • Excellent holidays of up to 34 days each year (pro rata for part-time employees)
  • On the job and work related training, including access to accredited qualifications
  • Option to buy or sell holidays each year
  • Bield cover the cost of Disclosure checks for employment opportunities
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • Long Service Awards
  • Family Friendly Policies
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Career breaks
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Role Requirements:

Bield is one of the largest providers of housing and support services to older people in Scotland and everyone plays an important role in making sure that our services improve the lives of older people in Scotland. We value kindness above all and as part of our team you will have a unique opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of older people. 

An interest in working with older people and an understanding of their needs is essential. Although relevant experience in a similar post is also desirable, it is not essential as induction and training will be provided.

Please select the attachment for the full job description and person specification.

Interviews are expected to be held 15th September 2022.

If you are interested in working with us on a flexible basis, providing cover for holidays, absence or at peak times, please contact Bield’s HR teams directly at to find out more about casual work opportunities.

If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact us using the details above. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) which means you must disclose all unspent and relevant spent convictions on your application.

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