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Leith, EH7
£12.10 - £12.40 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
25 hours per week

Job Purpose

Our Personal Assistants support people to lead full, active and socially connected lives, supporting people to achieve the things that matter to them.

Applicants should have, or be willing to work towards, a qualification meeting the standards required for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

Job Details

We are looking for a part-time (25 hours per week) Female Personal Assistant with a full valid driver’s licence to join an existing all female team to provide support to a woman who lives in her own home in Leith (along with her three cats!).

This is a permanent post, and the hours will be made up of shifts occurring during the times in which support is provided. This is usually between 9am and 7pm on various days of the week. However, the candidate would need to be flexible and adaptable to respond to changing needs.

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

The woman we support loves animals (especially cats), watching telly (soaps, Midsummer murders etc), and getting out and about in her car. She loves shopping and going out and catching up over coffees. She is very chatty and sociable and is looking for someone with similar interests.

The most important thing for this woman is that her new PA must have a fantastic sense of humour! The woman we support also requires support with personal care, cooking, shopping and housework.

You would be joining a small, personalised team and you would be expected to take part in the additional responsibilities that come with this, such as rota planning, attending meetings and planning sessions, supporting the person to achieve her outcomes, and carrying out a share of admin tasks for the team as required. Time for these tasks is built into your contracted hours.

If you would like an informal chat about this vacancy, please contact

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Job ref: CM231

What we offer

We are committed to supporting you to develop your skills as a practitioner and creating career development opportunities. At Thistle, you will have access to sector-leading training courses and be supported to achieve your SVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care accreditation.

Employee Benefits

· Salary: From 1st April 2024, starting salary £12.10 per hour (£24,538 per annum (FTE)) rising to £12.40 per hour (£25,147 (FTE)).

· Fantastic training (on full pay)

This includes enhanced learning in person-centred practice, leadership skills, IT and other bespoke training courses.

· SSSC registration paid for by Thistle

· Support to achieve SVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care

· Support from regular meetings with your team, Lead Practitioner or Coach

· Contributory pension scheme

· Non-contributory death in service benefit scheme

· 30 days of annual leave, increasing by 1 day/year up to 35 days

· Free Thistle Gym membership

· Membership of the HSF Health Plan

· Refer a Friend scheme, paying £250 for successfully referring someone to work with us