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Ref no:
Edinburgh, EH8
£12.10 - £12.40 per hour
Contract Type:
Supply/Casual/Relief, Temporary
Position Type:
Full Time, Part Time

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 have an opportunity for a female* Personal Assistant to join a small team supporting a woman living in Willowbrae, Edinburgh.

We are looking for a Pool Worker. Shift patterns are:

Mon 08:00-14:30

Tue 08:00-17:00

Wed 08:00-10:30, 13.00-18:30

Thu 08:00-11:00

Fri 08:00–17:00

Sat 08:00 –10:30, 12.00-17:00

Sun 08:00-11:00

A driving licence is required for this position.

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

She says:

“I am a woman in my 50's who needs support with my daily living such as meal preparation, assistance getting ready for the day. I love wandering around book shops and art galleries and enjoy the conversations around these. I have an interest in plants too and can relax at gardens in town or visit garden centres. I enjoy swimming as this helps me with exercising as part of my day-to-day pain management. If you have an interest in cooking fresh food, art gardening and or swimming this job could be ideal for you.

I prefer my team to drive and have a car as I have use of disabled badge. I am willing to subsidise fuel costs in accordance with Thistle expenses criteria (40p/mile) and for any costs to insurance changes that apply as they must have business insurance.

My shift patterns are primarily in the morning for a few hours, but on the days I go shopping or swimming, I have afternoon support in place. I prefer to have variety from my team in that they do not support me one day after another as I feel this will be overwhelming for myself as well as my team.

I like to use the hours I have productively but need a stable team around my so that I can meet my outcomes that I set myself going forward in my life to the best of my ability with my teams support.”

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

Please click here for the full job description.

Job Ref: GM223

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