Domestic Assistant

Location: Craigmillar (HO)

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 06 August 2021

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

Specific Hours: 22 Per Week

Domestic Assistant

Job Details

Job Title

Domestic Assistant

Line Manager

Facilities Co-Ordinator




£19,266 FTE




Corporate Services


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


22 Per Week





We are looking for an experienced Domestic Assistant to join our friendly team based at the Centre of Wellbeing in Craigmillar. This vacancy is for 22 hours in the evenings (Monday to Friday).

The normal working hours will be:

  • 15:30 to 20:00 Monday to Thursday
  • 15:00 to 19:00 on Friday

The role will include: -  

  • Lock and alarm the Centre of Wellbeing and Garden Suite (full training provided)
  • Buffing floors on the ground floor
  • Cleaning office, conference, training and kitchen facilities on a daily basis
  • Dusting/polishing surfaces and vacuuming carpets
  • Dust/polish surfaces and vacuuming carpets
  • Clean toilets and wash hand basins daily
  • Empty recycling and rubbish bins
  • Washing doors, skirtings, woodwork and radiators
  • Report faulty equipment
  • Maintain an awareness of Thistle Foundations Health & Safety Regulations
  • To work flexibly with the other team members to ensure the requirements of the domestic service are met. This will include covering for other team members’ absence
  • To attend and actively participate in supervision, appraisals, team and general meetings and training
  • Undertake any further duties deemed necessary by the Facilities Manager or Facilities Coordinator

Do you have the following experience and skills?

  • Previous cleaning experience, particularly of using small floor buffers, is desirable
  • Excellent customer service skills and professional approach
  • An ability to use initiative in cleaning

If so, we want to hear from you.

Closing date for applications is 6th August. Interviews are to take place 18th August.

Thistle Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Successful applicants will be subject to a Standard Disclosure check, which will be paid for by Thistle.

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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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