Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Broomhouse

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time

Closing Date: 09 August 2021

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

Specific Hours: 39 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



Please note that a driving licence is essential for this position.

We are currently looking for couple of male or female personal assistants to become part of the team supporting a young man in his twenties.

  • Support is provided on a 2:1 basis
  • He enjoys being involved in his daily support including his daily routines, housework, cooking and baking.
  • He likes music of all genres, going for walks, playing and watching football, and going out in his car.
  • He is very engaging with lots of energy.

This young man requires a consistent approach from his team, in terms of support and structure to allow him to develop and benefit from a wide range of positive life experiences and to reduce situations that might bring about feelings of anxiety whereby this young man can communicate using behaviour that can challenge the team.

Support is provided 24/7 and the shift patterns are as follow:

  • Daytime Support: 7.45am – 8pm
  • Additional Daytime Support: 8am – 8.15pm
  • Waking Nightshift : 8pm – 8am

Shifts will be on a rota basis decided by and agreed upon by the team.

Experience in working with people with complex needs and Epilepsy awareness would be preferred but is not essential because Thistle provides outstanding training.

If you have excellent communication skills, are creative, kind, understanding and able to develop positive relationships then this could be the perfect role for you.

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

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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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