Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Restalrig

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 26 July 2021

Salary: Starting salary £9.50 per hour (£19,266 per annum (pro-rata))

Specific Hours: 14 Per Week

Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

 Job Details

Job Title

Personal Assistant

Line Manager

Lead Practitioner




£19,266 FTE


Supported Living


Director of SL


Thistle Foundation, 13 Queens Walk, Edinburgh, EH16 4EA


Full-time & part-time


39 hours



We are looking for a female* Personal Assistant to join the team that support a young woman who lives in her own home in the Restalrig area of Edinburgh.

This young woman requires support in the mornings only, specifically to help her and her two early primary children and one adolescent to get ready for their day.

This young woman loves chatting and getting her hair styled. She is a warm, friendly woman whose family and friends are central to her life. She has a great sense of humour and so is looking for someone who has a fun bubbly personality.

Working with young children is also an important aspect of this role and so confidence in this area is essential.

The shifts would be between Monday-Friday 7-9am Saturday and Sunday 9-11.00am. With the occasional Saturday/Sunday with longer hours

We are looking for someone who lives locally or who would be happy to travel to work for the 2 hour shift. Commitment to one or two shifts will also be considered.

It is important to her that her Personal Assistant is female.

As a member of this small, personalised team, you would be expected to take part in the additional responsibilities that come with this, such as attending meetings and planning sessions, supporting the person to achieve her outcomes, and carrying out a share of admin tasks for the team as required.

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

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

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As a Thistle employee you will have access to our fantastic training programmes (on full pay).

Everyone at Thistle takes part in our induction training within their first few weeks of joining us and our 4 day course, ‘Life is for Living’ within six months.

We also run our own courses,

  • enhancing learning in person-centred practice,
  • developing leadership skills

and we support all personal assistants to achieve their SVQ Level 3 accreditation because we are committed to creating career development opportunities.

You will have regular support and supervision meetings with your Lead Practitioner and team meetings, all of which are paid.

Some of our other staff benefits include…..

  • a contributory pension
  • The “Refer a Friend Scheme” which pays £150 for every successfully recruited person that a staff member recommends.
  • Free access to the Thistle Gym.
  • FREE membership* of the HSF Health Plan which gives, amongst other things,
    • money back for everyday healthcare costs,
    • a GP advice line,
    • shopping discounts.

*This membership can be extended to cover immediate family members after completion of a satisfactory probationary period.  

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