Personal Assistant (Support Worker)

Location: Fife

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

Closing Date: 02 August 2021

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

Specific Hours: Various

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 currently have vacancies for Personal Assistants (Support Workers) to join our existing teams within Fife.

We are looking for a people to fill a variety of roles. This can include personal care, driving, and sleepovers/waking nights.

  • Are you looking for a life-affirming role where your values matter?
  • Could you bring your life-experience and can-do attitude to support someone else to live his or her life to the full?
  • Could you support someone living with a disability and/or long-term health condition to live life their way, doing the things they want to do?

For people who are passionate about people, we offer full and part-time roles, fantastic training and a package of benefits.

  • Previous experience is not necessary.
  • Your personal values and life experiences that you can bring to the role are more important.
  • Thistle has a reputation of providing outstanding training and support that is ongoing throughout your career with us

Applicants seeking a permanent post must have, or be willing to work towards a qualification meeting the standards required for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). 

See your life differently.  See the difference you can make. Join our team.

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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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