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13 Queens Walk, Edinburgh, EH16 4EA
£12.10 - £12.40 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time, Part Time
20 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 two Personal Assistants to join the team that supports a young woman who lives in her own home in the west of Edinburgh.

We are currently recruiting on a part time basis within the team.

About this opportunity

The ideal candidate will be open-minded and able to provide a calming influence and have a warm sense humour & resilience.

To be successful for this role we are looking for someone with a strong work ethic and will carry out light to moderate housework as part of their role.

· This active young woman is a keen horse rider and enjoys working out at the gym. She is a massive Star Wars fan.

· She enjoys baking and cooking meals from scratch with the support of her team. She requires minimal support with personal care.

· Lover of animals big and small

· She enjoys good conversations about all sorts of things

· She is very close to her parents who she sees often.

· On a rainy day she loves exploring Edinburgh by car and therefore it is essential that candidates can drive

Shifts are 13 hours per day 9am-10pm or 10am –10pm Sleepovers are available but not essential for this post. Driving license is desirable for this position.

Support is provided 24/7 and shifts are planned on a rota basis in advance by the team.

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

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Job ref: SH231

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