Welcome to Thistle!

To help you find your perfect role more easily, you can select the boxes in the purple panel and then press ‘search’.

Our pay starts at £10.57 per hour (£21,435 per annum full-time) for supported living roles with a generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment. You can find out more about working with us here.

All of our supported living vacancies are personalised - written with the person we support. Because of this, you’ll see quite a lot of vacancies in our list below.

If you can’t find the role you’re looking for, you can set up an account with us and we’ll send you an email when new vacancies are posted. Just click here to sign up.

This spring, we’re excited to be launching Thistle Academy. We are offering a fantastic 10-week introduction and training programme (in Edinburgh) for new joiners. For more information and to apply, please click here.

Location: Craigmillar (HO)

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 13 July 2022

Salary: 29,849 per annum (FTE)

Overview:

We’re looking for someone to take our branding to the next level. This role will be pivotal in developing  a clear brand identity for Thistle by delivering engaging and impactful graphic and multimedia design content that will help us to tell the story of who we are and what we do.

Job Ref:GMD221

Location: Morningside

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

Closing Date: 04 July 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

Overview:

This lady is looking for a female* Personal Assistant to join her established team that support her to live independently in her flat in Morning.

She is very sporty and active, particularly enjoying walking and swimming.

Her family are very important to her, and a huge part of her life. She loves to meet new people and friends.

Job ref: AD211

Location: Central Edinburgh

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 04 July 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

Overview:

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.

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

Job ref: AM221

Location: Thornton

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

Closing Date: 04 July 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

Overview:

A young gentleman is transitioning to living independently in his own home. He needs to have people who are confident, outgoing, and keen to get involved and encourage him to build on his independence.

He enjoys football, politics, and likes to keep updated on current affairs.

Job ref: CBe221

Location: Craigmillar

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

Closing Date: 11 July 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

Overview:

This lady is looking for two female* Personal Assistants to join an established team. She lady has a good sense of humour and enjoys arts and crafts including card and jewellery making.

She is enthusiastic and has an active lifestyle and would therefore prefer similarly minded people. 

Job ref: JP221

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 25 July 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

Overview:

This man enjoys a good life with many interests in both his local area and further afield. He loves the Arts, Theatre/Cinema and visiting historical places.

It is important to this man that he is supported by people who will share these interests with him and enjoy working closely with the other team members.

Job ref: KA221

Location: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 25 July 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

Overview:

This man is a 60 year old man with learning difficulties, who lives in his own flat in Gorgie, Edinburgh. His family are an important part of his life.
 
He is passionate about multiple things, such as motorbike racing and football.
 
Job ref: MC211

Location: Inverleith

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 25 July 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

Overview:

This young man is looking for individuals to join his team. He enjoys keeping fit, socialising and when possible loves to travel. His team often accompany him to concerts and shows. His wide array of interests helps to keep the job varied and interesting.

Job ref: AG221

Location: Craigmillar

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

Closing Date: 25 July 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

Overview:

This lady loves the theatre and music, recently she combined the 2 and performed on the stage in the Kings Theatre live over zoom and she was amazing. She picked 3 songs, which she practiced every day on the build up to the event.

She loves all things Disney and has an extensive collection of Disney DVD’s. She has also been on holiday to Disneyland and met most of the characters. 

She is looking to become more active in her community, which was significantly impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic. She is keen to get back into swimming, and getting her nails and hair done. 

Job Ref:AMM221

Location: Leith

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 25 July 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

Overview:

J is currently studying and M is in full time employment. We are looking for a young at heart individual who can provide personal care and social support to help us live independent lives.

We need you to be able to use your initiative and think creatively to problem solve in the moment whilst keeping a sense of humour. You will need to be able to work flexibly to meet the demands of our changing schedule. Shifts include sleepovers, day and evening support hours. All days are different and you will need to be able to adapt to different situation be that going to University or travelling to other areas of the country or support to do sports. We enjoy socialising and spending time with friends and family.

J&M 221

We also have childcare support from another provider, so our house can be quite busy.

Driving Licence is essential for this position. Please be aware that we have cat.

We like to think we create a fun and inclusive work environment. We would also ask that you are fully vaccinated. You will be part of a larger team and be responsible for creating rotas with the support of other PAs and your Lead Practitioner.

Location: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 01 August 2022

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

Overview:

We currently are looking for one new female* Personal Assistants to join the team to support a young lady who has her own home in the Gorgie area. 

She is very active and enjoys long walks, swimming and going to the cinema. 

Job ref: MG221

Location: Leith

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 01 August 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

Overview:

I enjoy seeking out new experiences, learning new things, seeing new places. l regularly attend gigs, theatre, and cinema. I also enjoy listening to folk, rock and blues music and watching horror films/series. I often find recipes to cook with PAs.”

Job ref: JN221

Location: Craigmillar (HO)

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 13 July 2022

Salary: 27,000 - 29,849 per annum (FTE)

Overview:

We’re looking for someone with 3+ years’ experience of working in a social media and/or a digital communications role. You’ll be a creative team player with experience of planning, developing and delivering engaging, creative digital content.

 Job Ref: SDCO221

Location: Merchiston

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 11 July 2022

Salary: Starting salary £10.57 per hour (£21,435.96 per annum (FTE)) rising to £11.67 per hour (£23,666.76 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

This gentleman likes a daily cleaning routine, going for drives in his own car, walks, cinema, swims, pubs, meals out, drawing and writing. He is very affectionate and happy in general, requiring close support and guidance with cooking, eating, bathing, medication, and daily activities.

Job Ref: JH221

Location: Edinburgh South

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time, Fixed Term

Closing Date: 25 July 2022

Salary: Starting salary £10.57 per hour (£21,435.96 per annum (FTE)) rising to £11.67 per hour (£23,666.76 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

This lady is very enthusiastic and energetic and is looking for a new team member to help her live her life to the full and do all the things she enjoys.

She is very close to her parents, loves animals, and enjoys art. She occasionally sells and displays her artwork. 

Job ref: KL211

Location: Slateford

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 25 July 2022

Salary: Starting salary £10.57 per hour (£21,435.96 per annum (FTE)) rising to £11.67 per hour (£23,666.76 FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

This young woman is looking for something enthusiastic, enthusiastic, approachable and confident. She enjoys walking, music, arts and craft, visiting the zoo and going horse riding.

She also enjoys swimming, going to the theatre, seeing the pipe bands and going on holiday when circumstances allow.

Job ref: RF221

Location: Craigmillar

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

Closing Date: 25 July 2022

Salary: Starting salary £10.57 per hour (£21,435.96 per annum (FTE)) rising to £11.67 per hour (£23,666.76 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

Music, comedy, and movies are things that are important to her, and she likes arts and crafts and loves to people watch when out and about. Good food and a lovely pamper evening are things that makes her happy and is important to and for her.

Job ref: SK221

Location: West Edinburgh

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

Closing Date: 04 July 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

Overview:

 

We are recruiting for 3 female* Personal Assistants to join our Wellbeing and Support Team at Thistle Foundation Head Office on a full time {2x39hrs}part time{1x28hrs}, permanent basis. The full-time shift patters are worked over 3 days 9am-10pm and the part time over 2 days 9am-10pm an additional 2hrs are added to the part time post to allow attendance at team meetings or other job-related activities which are incorporated into the full-time positions.

 

Job ref: WBST222