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Erskine Home, PA7 5PU
£23,400 - £24,225 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
34.5 hours per week

Care Assistants

Erskine Home, Bishopton

Full Time & Part Time applicants considered

Our service is provided in a 24/7, 365 days environment:

shifts include weekends & bank holidays

Our standard shifts are 12½ hours (includes unpaid break)

and are rotational between Day Shift and Night Shift

Day Shift: 07:30 – 20:00

Night Shift: 19:30 – 08:00

Grade 2 Salary £23,400 - £24,225 per annum (pro rata)

Closing Date: Sunday 26th May 2024

Working for Erskine:

“ERSKINE is an iconic Scottish charity, formed in 1916 by Scotland’s compassionate response to the horrors of war. A century later, we still believe that Veterans and their families deserve our utmost respect and compassion, for the sacrifices they made and the challenges they now face. At Erskine, we work as a dedicated team to ensure that Veterans of all ages are cared for to the highest of standards in a beautiful, fun-filled environment, made up of two care homes and a Veterans Village of cottages, activities centre and apartments.

Working in social care can be demanding. However, at Erskine it will also be rewarding and fulfilling. You will be making an incredible difference to the lives of our residents and their loved ones, at a critical time. We value skills and qualifications, but we prize kindness and compassion, above all. Our team is crucial to providing the best care possible, so we recognise and reward our employees with benefits including employer pension contribution, fantastic career opportunities, and enhanced annual leave.

If you are kind and committed, then you do have what it takes to be part of the team here at Erskine! The ultimate aim is exceptional care and support to our ex-service community and everyone in every role, in every department plays their part.”

The Role:

Be compassionate! Be exceptional! Be a Care Assistant for Erskine Veterans Charity!

As a Care Assistant at Erskine, you will work under the supervision of senior care staff to provide the highest quality of care to out residents who have wide-ranging and complex needs including dementia.

This is a demanding role, duties will be varied and no day will be the same. You will support residents with personal care activities such as washing, personal hygiene, dressing and assisting with meals. You will also care for their psychological and social needs promoting independence and personal choice, whilst encouraging them to take part in the wide range of activities that Erskine have to offer.

You will have a kind, warm and caring nature, be patient and understanding and be able to work well as part of a team but also use your own initiative. Excellent communication skills both verbal and written are essential as you will be required to update records, write reports and liaise with residents, relatives and staff.

Whilst previous care experience is desirable along with SVQ II in Health and Social Care or SVQ Social Service and Healthcare SCQF Level 6, it is not essential. You will, however, be required to achieve this qualification and Erskine will support you through this. You will also be responsible for ensuring you are a member of the Scottish Social Services Council within 3 months of joining Erskine.


  • Dayforce Wallet – employees have the power to request up to 50% of their earned pay, on-demand, in between pay periods with Dayforce Wallet
  • Successful candidates for this post will receive a welcome bonus of £500 (pro rata for part time) paid in instalments - £250 after 3 months service and a further £250 after 6 months service
  • 28 days annual leave plus 5 public holidays, increasing to 33 days per year, at the rate of 1 additional day for 5 years
  • Employer pension contribution
  • Re-imbursement of professional care fees
  • Structured Induction programme
  • Flexible working considered
  • Opportunities for training & development
  • Enhanced sick & maternity pay
  • In-house Occupational Health Service
  • Free On-Site Parking
  • Health and Wellbeing Scheme
  • Employee Reward Scheme

Please note:

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. Erskine are unable to provide sponsorship. If you are selected for interview, you will receive an invite by email (please ensure you check your spam / junk mailbox).

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure Scotland Check. Where a candidate has resided in the UK for less than five years and lived / remained in a country for six months or more, in addition to a Disclosure/PVG, they will be asked to complete a criminal records check application via HireRight.

Please apply online at If you require the application in another format please contact the HR Department on 0800 085 7191. Erskine are an Equal Opportunities Employer