Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Central Edinburgh

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

Closing Date: 31 January 2022

Salary: Starting salary £10.57 per hour (£21,435.96 per annum (FTE)) rising to £11.07 per hour (£22,449.96 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Specific Hours: 35 Hours 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

Would you like to make a difference in a young woman’s life?

A sociable young woman that we support requires an enthusiastic, committed female* staff member to help her enjoy her life and connect with her community.

This position is for 35 hours per week. The woman lives in central Edinburgh, and the support will include sleepovers.

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010

About this opportunity

You would be working in a small, friendly team and will build a relationship with the person and her family.

The ideal candidate will be someone:-

  • with a creative mind
  • who enjoys music
  • who is flexible
  • who is good at forward planning and using their initiative

Support is provided 24/7, and the shift patterns is typically 2.30pm until 10pm, followed by a paid sleepover and then from 7am until 3.30pm the following day.

You would be doing these shifts per week and the opportunity to do more during holidays or for sickness. Hours can be discussed at the interview stage.

Thistle has a good reputation for being at the heart of person centeredness and you will receive excellent training as part of your induction. If this sounds interesting to you, we would love to hear from you.

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 £10.57 per hour (£21,435.96 FTE) and rising to £11.07 per hour (£22,449.96 FTE)
  • £500 welcome payment for contracted employees
  • 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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