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  • Ref no: ABS20137
  • Published: 3/10/19
  • Closes: 17/10/19
  • Location: Various Locations In Aberdeenshire, AB16 5GB
  • Rate: £9.07
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Hours: 24 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for young people to work within the community as a Modern Apprentice within Home Care. We are looking for young people who have a genuine interest in delivering a service to clients within the community, enabling them to live as independently as possible. We have 2,500 clients whom we assist with daily living tasks such as personal care, medication, meals, sitter service, and re-ablement.

Aberdeenshire Council is committed to increasing the opportunities in the local area by providing Modern Apprenticeships (MA's). These allow you to gain skills, experience and knowledge in the world of work as well as gaining a formal qualification.  

Successful candidates will be placed on an approved programme of training through the Aberdeenshire Council Modern Apprenticeship Scheme for SVQ Level 2.  In order to qualify for the appropriate funding from Skills Development Scotland this MA programme is open to candidates aged 16-19.  If you have a disability or are a care leaver then you are also eligible to apply up to the age of 29.  Academic achievement to Scottish National Level 4 or 5 or Standard Grade in Mathematics and English, or equivalent transferable experience and Skills is essential.

For information re the Modern apprenticeship -

Aberdeenshire Council currently applies a Living Wage Supplement to all Council employees earning less than £9.07 per hour.

Location - we have 3 positions available working in various areas across Aberdeenshire including

North - Fraserburgh/Peterhead/Maud/Banff/Portsoy
Central -Ellon/Oldmeldrum/Turriff/Inverurie/Westhill/Kintore/Blackburn/Kemnay
South - Portlethen/Stonehaven/Laurencekirk/South coast/Mid Deeside/Aboyne/Banchory/Alford/Huntly.

Work pattern - hours would vary depending on area/team but normally consist of 4 day working week with a mixture of am/pm and one weekend in 2.

One of the positions available may be working with our ARCH team who provide an on-call service (including out of hours) to residents in Aberdeenshire.  This role will involve shift working on a rota basis (day, evening, night and weekend shifts).  Based in Alford, Banchory, Stonehaven, Turriff, Oldmeldrum, Fraserburgh and Peterhead and Banff. For more information visit:

Fixed Term For a period not exceeding 12 months

Informal enquiries to Lynda Firth - 01467536388


There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service and the organisation.

This post is regulated work with Children and/or Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

This post will require you to have obtained SSSC Registration within 6 months of employment.

This post has a minimum requirement of two references, one of these must be your current or most recent employer.

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