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 per hour (£20,280 per annum full-time) 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.

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Location: Midlothian GP Practices

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Closing Date: 31 October 2021

Salary: £25,801 Per Annum FTE

Overview:

We are looking for a new Lothian Macmillan Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ) Practitioner. 

  • Are you a health and social care practitioner with proven experience of supporting vulnerable people to explore managing health, wellbeing and difficult life situations?
  • Do you believe people are experts in their own lives and with the right support people can tap into their own strengths and resilience to improve their lives?
  • Do you thrive working autonomously in the community setting with vulnerable people presenting with potentially high levels of distress?

Location: Willowbrae

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 06 December 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

A woman in her 40s is looking for a female Personal Assistant to join her team on a part time basis, primarily in the mornings (but some afternoons may be required).

She enjoys swimming as the exercising helps with her day to day pain management.

She likes to use her hours of support productively, and requires a stable team to help and support her to meet outcomes to live her life to the best of her ability.

Job ref: GM201

Location: Broomhouse

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

Closing Date: 06 December 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

A young man in his twenties is looking for a new Personal Assistant to join his existing team on a full time basis.

He enjoys being involved in his daily support including his daily routines, housework, cooking and baking.

He likes music of all genres, going for walks, playing and watching football, and going out in his car.

He is very engaging with lots of energy.

Job ref: CL202

Location: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 01 November 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (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: Thornton

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 06 December 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (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: CBe211

Location: Fife

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time

Closing Date: 06 December 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

This man is looking for someone that can support him to be out and about in the local area, and further when restrictions allow this to happen.

This man is a football fan, particularly the East of Fife club. If possible, it would be great to have someone that is also an East of Fife fan.

Job ref: AS211

Location: Inverleith

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 06 December 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

This young man, who lives at home in Inverleith, is looking for Personal Assistants to join his team.

He enjoys being social and keeping fit. He loves to travel.

He has a keen interest in art, media and film. 

Job ref: AG211

Location: Craigmillar

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

Closing Date: 31 December 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

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

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

Job ref: EG

Location: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 06 December 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

An active young woman living independently in her own home requires support to make sure that she keeps up the good work.

She enjoys spending time with her family, picnics, films and soap operas (especially Neighbours and Home & Away).

She needs people that can keep up with how active and busy she can be.

Job ref: MG211

Location: Leith

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time

Closing Date: 06 December 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

This young professional couple who live together are looking for a new Personal Assistant to join their established team. They also live with a pet cat.

They are looking for an individual that is young at heart, and they create a fun and inclusive work environment.

Job ref: J&M212

Location: Central Edinburgh

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

Closing Date: 08 November 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (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: AM212

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 06 December 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

This lively young man is full of energy and life and needs someone similar to help him through his day.

He leads a very busy and full life, with lots of scheduled activities to help him progress in his life. Animals are a big part of his life, so an interest in animals is desirable.

He is very into sporting activities, such as trampolining and cycling.

Job ref: AC212

Location: Morningside

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

Closing Date: 06 December 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (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: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Closing Date: 29 November 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

This lady loves to people watch, have a laugh and enjoys drives in her car.

She's looking for someone that is enthusiastic, fun, with a good sense of humour, a team player, flexible and have good communication skills.

Job ref: IG211

Location: Newington

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 01 November 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

A 57-year old gentleman transitioning to independent living in his own home, and is looking to build his team with Thistle. 

He enjoys being creative and puzzles. He listens to the radio a lot, especially to programmes on history, medicine and science.

He enjoys nature, particularly birds, flowers, butterflies and moths.

Job ref: PB211

Location: Penicuik

Contract Type: Pool Worker

Closing Date: 29 November 2021

Salary: Starting salary £9.50 per hour (£19,266 per annum (FTE)) rising to £9.64 per hour (£19,549.92 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package

Overview:

We are recruiting a female* Personal Assistant to join the team that support a young lady who lives at home and is supported by her family in the Penicuik, Midlothian area.

She requires someone that has good communication and social skills. You should have a warm and friendly personality, and be able to work professionally with her family and with support from other members of the team.

Job ref: CS211

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 08 November 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

Music is a huge part of this man's life. He enjoys both listening to and producing music. He even has a radio broadcasting license.

He likes to do as much as possible from the confines of his wheelchair.

Experience/knowledge of cerebral palsy would be advantageous, but full training will be given.

Job ref: KD214

Location: Grange

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 29 November 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

This young lady is a very gentle person with a good sense of humour. She attends Garvald, and works very hard at the workshops to produce exceptional work.

Job ref: LMacF211

Location: Leith

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 06 December 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

This lady loves animals from the bottom of her heart, and would save animals from all over the world and look after them if possible. She has three cats in her home.

She likes to be independent and enjoys her own space, but is also very sociable.

Job ref: CM212

Location: Duddingston

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 08 November 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

This family orientated gentleman is looking for two new Personal Assistants to join his team.

He enjoys spending time in the garden, reading, and watching documentaries.

Home ventilation experience would be preferred but is not essential as full training will be provided.

Job ref: JS211

Location: Barnton

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 01 November 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

We have a lovely part-time vacancy to join the team of female* Personal Assistants who support a 27 year old woman who lives in Barnton, Edinburgh.

The young woman is very sociable, and adores dogs and cats.

Job Ref: DB212

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 01 November 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

This cheerful lady loves nothing more than being outside, and it important to her that she does get out of her home every day where possible. 

She loves music (a big Elvis fan), dancing, and spending time with her family is very important to her.

Job ref: NOF211

Location: Merchiston

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 08 November 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

A gentleman in his early 40s is looking for a new male Personal Assistant. He loves blasting music, particularly dance music.

He's very handy and has a very keen interest in DIY, and is happy to show people what he knows. He enjoys cooking as well.

As he lives with his partner, it is important that they need staff that the couple can both get along with. Most of their support is separate, and this will be primarily to support the gentleman.

Job ref: KT211

Location: Stockbridge

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

Closing Date: 22 November 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

This man you will be working alongside has a varied and interesting week.

He enjoys any social activities, swimming, cycling, live music and being out and about with his team.

He has close family support and enjoys any new challenge and meeting new people.

Job ref: JG212

Location: Burntisland

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

Closing Date: 22 November 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

This man enjoys social activities, swimming, cycling, all music (gigs and discos) and being out and about with his team.

He has close family support and, with the right support, happy to try new activities.

Job ref: DMcL211

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 29 November 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

This gentleman is proud of his appearance and the way he looks. He is sociable and approachable, but cautious and likes routine. It takes time for him to trust new staff members, but he will engage and try to get to know them.

He is a passionate football (Hearts) and rugby (Scotland) fan, and goes to rugby games when they are on (outside of Covid).

Job ref: BN213

Location: Leith

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 15 November 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

This gentleman has a wide range of interests. He regularly attends gigs and the theatre in Edinburgh and Glasgow throughout the year, especially during Edinburgh’s festivals. He enjoys a wide range of music, films and tv boxsets (particularly the horror genre).

He enjoys seeking out new experiences, learning new things, seeing new places, and going on holiday.

Job ref: JN212

Location: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 29 November 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

This lady has recently suffered from a stroke, and has incredible zeal for life. We are looking for an individual who can match this energy, whilst supporting her to enjoy a healthy diet and lifestyle. 

She is incredibly strong, kind, creative and compassionate. She enjoys painting, being sociable, nature documentaries and looking after her pet fish.

Job ref: SY213

Location: Merchiston

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 29 November 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

Two gentlemen living in Merchiston are looking for a new Personal Assistant to join their team.

The first man is very friendly and relatively independent. He is big on music, being active and film and movies. He likes cars and enjoys watching Top Gear.

The second gentleman is very knowledgeable on world politics, history, geography, human rights and law. He is fluent in several languages, and would appreciate having a staff member that is multilingual but this is not necessary. 

Job ref: MB212

Location: Merchiston

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 29 November 2021

Salary: Starting salary £10 per hour (£20,280 per annum (FTE)) rising to £10.50 per hour (£21,294.00 (FTE)) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

This lady is very talkative and good fun. She enjoys dancing, cooking, and loves to shop. 

She has a keen interest in movies, particularly Disney. She enjoys taking walks in Edinburgh, and stopping for coffee and some lunch.

Job ref: HL212