Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Morningside

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

Closing Date: 02 August 2021

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

Specific Hours: 30-39 Per Week (Including Sleepovers)

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



We are looking for a female* Personal Assistant to join an existing team supporting a lady on a 30-39 hours per week basis. This will include 1-2 sleepovers per week.

The lady says:

"I am looking for someone to join my friendly team of women who support me to live in my flat in Morningside.

When Covid restrictions lift I look forward to shopping, going for coffee and cake, out for lunch, dinner and cocktails! I am sporty and walk as much as I can and enjoy swimming regularly. I also love getting my nails and hair done.

My Family are a huge part of my life and very important to me. I see them often as well as some of my good friends. I would love to meet new friends and would like your help to do this.

I love having a good laugh and good fun, but also like to chill so it is important that you are adaptable and take the time to get to know me.

My Team will be working towards and learning about self- organisation and will be taking on responsibilities and training to support each other with this

Currently my shift pattern is 9am-4pm and my evening shift runs 4pm-10pm with a sleepover which is paid in addition to your hours, these aren’t done on the same day and days vary on a rota basis. As part of my team you will be sharing the responsibility of organising the rota so that everyone works a mixture of these shifts with some flexibility and ability to help with team holidays and covering extra when needed

If you think that you would enjoy working with me and my team, please apply and I look forward to meeting you."

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*Exemption under Equality Act 2010


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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