Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 02 August 2021

Salary: Starting salary £9.30 per hour (£18,860.40 per annum (pro-rata))

Specific Hours: 1 x 18 or 2 x 9.5 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 one or two new female* Personal Assistants to join the team who support an active young woman who lives in her own home in the Gorgie area of Edinburgh.

She says:

"I’m a young woman with autism living in the west of Edinburgh. I am quite independent and settled in my home but need support to make sure I keep up the good work.

Usually, I would go swimming, play a variety of sports, go to the cinema, football and attend college. But due to the recent pandemic, I have had limited options. Currently, I enjoy long walks, picnics, watching films and soaps (especially Neighbours and Home and Away), spending time with family, baking and cooking.

I am a very active person who likes to stay busy and would therefore like to meet people who can keep up with me. I like people who are fun-loving, confident and have a good sense of humour like me. I like to meet potential candidates for cake and coffee to see if we get on."

Support is provided

  • Mon-Fri: 8am-9pm
  • Sat and Sun: 9am-8.30pm

The contract(s) will be made up of shifts during those times. The rota is decided by and agreed upon by the Team.

Sleepovers are not an essential requirement for this vacancy but are available.

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

*Equality Act 2010

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