Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: West Edinburgh

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 19 July 2021

Salary: Starting salary £9.30 per hour (£18,860.40 per annum (pro-rata))

Specific Hours: 1 x 20.5 OR 2 x 10 Per Week

Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

 Job Details

Job Title

Personal Assistant

Line Manager

Lead Practitioner




£18,860.40 FTE


Supported Living


Director of H&W


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


Full-time & part-time


39 hours



We are currently looking for personal assistants to become part of the team who support a young man in his twenties. We are looking for someone who can work alongside the established team, to provide meaningful support to this young man who is looking to explore more life experiences. A driving licence is essential for this post.

He says:

“I am a young male who is a massive Emma Watson fan and loves to dance to Michael Jackson. I am enjoying going out for day trips in my car, going new places and learning about different things, I like listening to music and dancing my way through life. I’m not keen on dogs but like all other animals. During my time with my team I like to create music videos, sing in the car and going out to restaurants, I also like going to the cinema. However sometimes I like to chill in the house and watch Jackie Chan films.

I have my own car and when going outside the house I use my power wheelchair, however I can transfer into other seats when out and when in the house, independently.  I walk on my knees. I require assistance in the shower and to help me make meals. I don’t like certain foods but always up for trying new things and I also like baking cakes and many treats. I like to watch the Simpsons in the evening while eating dinner. I do not smoke and have no pets.

I am looking for someone who is willing to have fun, who will go on trips and not be shy to sing in the car. I am also looking for someone who is outgoing, funny and is up for a laugh, Someone who would like to make music videos with me and take me places I’ve never been before.

I usually attend Upmo but currently it is all online, except one day week staffs from Upmo come to my house and do virtual reality.”

Previous experience is not necessary. Your personal values and your life experiences that you can bring to the role are more important. Thistle provides outstanding training and support that is ongoing throughout your career with us. Sleepovers are desirable but not essential for this post.

Current support times are:

  • 3 days 9:30-19:30
  • 4 days 9:30-20:00

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