Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Leith

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 09 August 2021

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

Specific Hours: 15-30 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 recruiting a new team of Personal Assistants for someone that we have not started working with yet. We are recruiting for 15-30 hour contracts. This service will require sleepovers. A driving license is preferable but not essential.

We are seeking someone with excellent communication skills and broad life experience to provide assistance, support and personal care for a vibrant professional female in her mid fifties who is tetraplegic following a recent climbing accident. We have no preference as to gender and would value someone with a good character, flexibility and a willingness to engage.

S used to work as a GP but took early retirement to live the life that she wanted. Part of this was her passion for rock climbing. Unfortunately S broke her back and is currently in rehab. She is a lovely lady who loves life and determined to get back to the life that she wants.

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

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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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