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13 Queens Walk, EH16 4EA
£12.10 - £12.40 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time, Part Time
39 hours per week

Personal Assistants (Support Worker) – Edinburgh

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 currently have vacancies for Personal Assistants (Support Workers) to join our existing teams within Edinburgh.

We are looking for people to fill a variety of roles, but the majority of our vacancies are for Female Personal Assistants. This can include intimate support, driving, and sleepovers/waking nights.

Although we are an equal opportunities employer we are mainly seeking female applicants for our vacancies in Edinburgh. This an occupational requirement, as per the Equality Act 2010, due to the nature of the work which includes some intimate support. We do have some current vacancies where this occupational requirement does not apply, and these are open to anyone or maybe restricted to only males – please see our individual adverts.

About this opportunity

  • Are you looking for a life-affirming role where your values matter?
  • Could you bring your life-experience and can-do attitude to support someone else to live his or her life to the full?
  • Could you support someone living with a disability and/or long-term health condition to live life their way, doing the things they want to do?

For people who are passionate about people, we offer full and part-time roles, fantastic training and a package of benefits.

  • Previous experience is not necessary.
  • Your personal values and life experiences that you can bring to the role are more important.
  • Thistle has a reputation of providing outstanding training and support that is ongoing throughout your career with us

See your life differently. See the difference you can make. Join our team.

Please click here for the full job description.

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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

Thistle hold a UKVI sponsor license, however we have insufficient numbers of certificates of sponsorship and therefore are not currently considering applications who require sponsorship. We will update our website when this position changes.