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Across East Ayrshire, KA1 1ED
£24,223 - £25,493 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent, Temporary
Position Type:
Part Time
0 hours per week

Job Description

Assist and support vulnerable people with personal and social care, encouraging independence, allowing them to remain in their own homes within their communities in order to assist with the promotion, delivery and integration of the Health & Social Care Partnerships key objectives and the Council’s Community Plan.

Roles include:
Community Care Officer - caring role in the community
Intermediate Care and Enablement team - providing enablement
Home from Hospital team - supporting hospital discharge and end of life
Community Alarms team - emergency response carers.

As well as a competitive salary of £12.59 - £13.25 per hour plus appropriate shift allowance, working for East Ayrshire Council also offers other benefits including:

  • A wide rangeof training and development
    opportunities including access to gain qualifications
    such as SVQ
  • We can offer a range of flexible shift patterns for
    permanent an temporary positions across
    East Ayrshire including static dayshift, static backshift,
    2 weeks dayshift and 2 weeks backshift pattern mainly
    worked on a 4 day / 3 day work pattern
  • Payment for all travel expenses
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Leave entitlement of 32 days per annum (pro rata)
  • Payment of SSSC registration fees
  • Employee discounts at a wide range of companies



The duties of the post involve Regulated Work with children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.  Successful applicants for such posts will be required to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member in respect of Regulated Work with either or both of these groups as appropriate, or if they are already a Scheme member, be subject to a PVG Scheme Record Update, before any formal offer of employment can be made by East Ayrshire Council.


Please note:- PVG members' records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises.  Any information that is disclosed on a PVG Scheme Record or Scheme Record Update, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant prior to any formal offer of employment being made.


Employment References

We follow the national guidance in relation to pre-employment checks namely “Safer Recruitment Through Better Recruitment”. With regards to requests for references and in line with this guidance, during your application process you should provide details of a minimum of two appropriate and relevant references, one of which should be from your current or most recent employer. It is also a requirement that the reference from your current or most recent employer is from an appropriate senior manager and it is not a reference from a former peer operating at the same level.


Additional Information

We are looking for people who are caring, flexible and enthusiastic about helping others

No previous formal care experience is required, suitable candidates may have personal experience with family & friends that can be transferable as full induction training will be provided

If you are compassionate, caring and enjoy working with people, why not come and join one of our excellent teams.

We can offer a range of permanent and temporary posts across East Ayrshire.

Temporary contracts can be flexible with either day shift of back shift posts available.


  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Engaged