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Newbyres Village Residential Home 20 Gore Avenue, EH23 4TZ
£21,208 - £22,128 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time

Job Vacancy


We are looking for committed and compassionate carers to join our team at Newbyres Village Care Home.   Newbyres is a 61 bedded care home in Gorebridge which caters for people aged 65+. Staff work 12 hour shifts from 0730-2030 (day shift) and 1930-0800 (nights) 2 or 3 shifts per week.


The Jobholder should be educated to at least SVQ level II in Social Care or a related subject and have practical experience working in a supportive role with clients delivering personal plans. If they do not hold SVQ level II they need to be willing to work towards it.  They need to be able to work without direct supervision and have a mature and self-reliant approach with the ability to respond to unplanned situations in a calm and flexible manner.

The Jobholder is expected to be registered with the SSSC within 6 months of starting in the post

The jobholder will undertake training specified within the Unit’s training & staff development plan in relation to administration of medication

CLOSING DATE: Tues 28th Sept 2021

INTERVIEW DATE:  Wed 6th October 2021

Job Advert

Position Title: Care Support Worker

Directorate: Health and Social Care        

Location: Newbyres Village          

Contract Status: Fixed Term to 31/3/2022          

Hours of Work: 1 x 36 hours and 3 x 24 hours

Working Pattern:  3 x 12 hour shifts over 7 days covering weekends (5 week rota)

                           2 x 12 hour shifts over 7 days covering weekends (2 week rota)

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £21,208.04 per annum.

Based on you working 24 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £14,138.69 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with Protected Adults. Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Protected Adults, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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