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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.

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Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time

Closing Date: 02 February 2022

Salary: £33,486 per annum plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

We are recruiting a Practice Development Facilitator to join our Supported Living team to provide training and support for teams to learn how to use the tools, processes, and procedures required to do their job.

Thistle’s self-organised teams support individuals, families and communities to maximise their potential and achieve the best possible quality of life.

The work you do to support teams will result in people with disabilities achieving the things that matter most to them in their lives.

Job ref: PDF221

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time

Closing Date: 02 February 2022

Salary: £33,486 per annum plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

We are recruiting a Team Coach to join our Supported Living team to enable self-organised teams to plan and delivery effective person-centred support for people and their families.

Thistle’s self-organised teams support individuals, families and communities to maximise their potential and achieve the best possible quality of life.

The work you do to support teams will result in people with disabilities achieving the things that matter most to them in their lives.

Job ref: TC221

Location: Willowbrae

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 24 January 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 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: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 24 January 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: Thornton

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 24 January 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: CBe211

Location: Craigmillar

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

Closing Date: 30 June 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 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: Central Edinburgh

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

Closing Date: 31 January 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: AM212

Location: Morningside

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

Closing Date: 21 February 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: Leith

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 24 January 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 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: 31 January 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 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: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 24 January 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 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: Burntisland

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

Closing Date: 31 January 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 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: Leith

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 31 January 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:

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

Job ref: JN212

Location: Prestonfield

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 21 February 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 a fun person to be around. She loves telling jokes, doing puzzles (especially playing Scrabble), dancing, singing and eating out.

Job ref: DM213

Location: Colinton

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

Closing Date: 24 January 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 has a great sense of humour, watching movies and playing on his Xbox. He enjoys watching wrestling on the tv.

Job ref: RMC211

Location: Restalrig

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 31 January 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 woman loves chatting and getting her hair styled. She is a warm, friendly woman whose family and friends are central to her life.

She has a great sense of humour and so is looking for someone who has a fun bubbly personality.

Job ref: KD213

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 31 January 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 caring and loving, and considers himself a cool person. He loves flamboyant things, loud colours and he has a great sense of humour.

He has a variety of interests including gaming, nightclubs/dancing, photography and music.

Job ref: CB212

Location: Craigmillar

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

Closing Date: 31 January 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 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: JP214

Location: Inverleith

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 31 January 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: AG213

Location: Craigmillar

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

Closing Date: 24 January 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. 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.

Experience in supporting people with Autism, learning Disabilities and Epilepsy is preferable.

Job ref: AMM215

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 21 February 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 lives in his own home, and has a regular schedule of weekday activities that he requires support to attend.

He's very active, energetic and engaging but does require a consistent approach from the team,  and support and structure to allow him to develop and benefit from a wide range of positive life experiences.

Job ref: MT213

Location: Newington

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 21 February 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 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: Fife

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time

Closing Date: 24 January 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 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: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 24 January 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:

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: MG212

Location: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 31 January 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 looking for Personal Assistants to join the team to support a young animal loving woman who lives in her own home in the west of Edinburgh.

She is a massive Star Wars fan and enjoys cooking with the support of her team.

On rainy days she loves going for drives around Edinburgh and therefore a driving license is essential for this position.

Job ref: SH212

Location: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 21 February 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 a sociable person and has a cheeky personality. She’s 66 years old who is a wheelchair user with Cerebral Palsy.

She enjoys listening to music, knitting and going out and about however does like her own space from time to time.

She is looking for someone who is a good communicator, listener and able to support her in her activities.

Job ref: JR221

Location: Merchiston

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 21 February 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 currently have vacancies for one male* Personal Assistant to support a couple living together in their own home. They have lived together for several years. Most of their support is separate, but because they live together, they need staff that they can both get along with.

The lady loves watching quiz shows on Challenge TV and get lots of the answers right, sometimes staff can’t keep up with her which she finds funny.

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

Job ref: NLKT221

Location: Leith

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 21 February 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:

The lady 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 she broke her back and is currently in rehab.

We would value someone with a good character, flexibility and a willingness to engage with the lady who loves life and is determined to get back to life that she wants.

Job ref: SM221

Location: Morningside

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time, Fixed Term

Closing Date: 31 January 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: Central Edinburgh

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

Closing Date: 07 February 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 a Personal Assistant to join our Wellbeing and Support Team at Thistle Foundation Head Office on a permanent basis.

A position within the wellbeing support team also entails a level of independent on-call response from home, including overnight. Shifts are agreed alongside the team on a rota basis. There is the potential for sleepovers. You may be required to drive in some services. 

Requiring a calm, flexible and logical approach, successful candidates will be working shifts across three days of the week on a rota created by the team itself.

Job ref: WBST214