Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 16 August 2021

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

Specific Hours: 10 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



We are looking for a couple of new Personal Assistants to join our team supporting a gentleman who lives in the Gorgie area.
He is a 60 year old man with learning difficulties, living in his own flat in Edinburgh. Born in England, he has lived here for over 30 years. He has sisters and brothers in Edinburgh who are an important part of his life.

His passions include:
  • Music
  • Motorbike Racing
  • Football
  • Family
  • Fun
He has been diagnosed as being on the Autistic spectrum, however this does not define him. Although he may feel anxious sometimes or struggle to express himself he is capable and intelligent.

He has painful legs, which gets him down and means that he sometimes uses a wheelchair.

He would benefit from respectful support with:
  • Housekeeping (Correspondence, Bills, and Appointments)
  • Cleaning
  • Food choices and Preparation
  • Entertainment – companionship/socialisation

Shift patterns are most likely to follow Monday – Friday 12:30-17:30

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


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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