Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 20 September 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Specific Hours: 22.5 Hours Per Week

Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Job Purpose

Our Personal Assistants support people to lead full, active and socially connected lives, supporting people to achieve the things that matter to them.

Applicants should have, or be willing to work towards, a qualification meeting the standards required for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

Job Details

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

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

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

  • This sociable lady uses a walker both at home and when she is out and about
  • She attends several regular groups including Boccia, Hobby craft, and goes to a tea-dance
  • She is a very keen music fan and has a wealth of knowledge on the subject and a huge repertoire of lyrics that she enjoys singing.
  • She requires minimal prompting to accomplish her housework, cooking and personal care
  • She is very close to her parents
  • She loves to dine in nice restaurants and have a good blether.
  • At home she likes spending time on her iPad and has recently discovered Alexa.

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.

Support is provided 24/7 and this vacancy would be for a variety of shifts over the week and weekend. 

Shifts are planned on a rota basis in advance by the team. Sleepovers are available if required but not mandatory.

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

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What we offer

We are committed to supporting you to develop your skills as a practitioner and creating career development opportunities. At Thistle, you will have access to sector-leading training courses and be supported to achieve your SVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care accreditation.

Employee Benefits

  • Starting salary at £9.50 per hour (£19,266 FTE) and rising to £9.64 per hour (£19,549.92 FTE)
  • Fantastic training (on full pay)
    This includes enhanced learning in person-centred practice, leadership skills, IT and other bespoke training courses.
  • SSSC registration paid for by Thistle
  • Support to achieve SVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care
  • Support from regular meetings with your team, Lead Practitioner or Coach
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Non-contributory death in service benefit scheme
  • 30 days of annual leave, increasing by 1 day/year up to 35 days
  • Free Thistle Gym membership
  • Membership of the HSF Health Plan
  • Refer a Friend scheme, paying £250 for successfully referring someone to work with us
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