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: 23 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 woman in her fifties. We are looking for someone who can work alongside the established team, to provide meaningful support to this young woman who is looking to explore more life experiences. A driving licence is essential for this post.

She says:

“I am a young woman who is looking for a friendship groups and would like my support to assist me with this. I am very outgoing and enjoy meeting all types of folks.

I have my own car and when going outside the house I use my manual wheelchair, however, I can transfer into other seats. I sit up front in my car. 

I can walk but need assistance as my balance is not the best. I require assistance in the shower and to help me make meals. There are some food types that are not safe for me to eat. I am registered blind. I love to paint, Art is my main hobby.

I use a wheelchair most times within my flat.

I am looking for someone who is willing to have a bit of banter & fun, who will go on trips and not be reluctant to sing in the car.

I am planning on going on a world cruise, once the safe to do so, perhaps within the next 2 or 3 years.”

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:

  • 10 am – 8 pm (one day as support finishes @ 8:30pm)

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

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

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