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, Permanent - Full Time

Closing Date: 20 June 2022

Salary: £25,801 Per Annum (FTE) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

We have an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of many across Scotland. Thistle’s in-house face-to-face street fundraising team works to secure vital funds to support our health and wellbeing work, ensuring that a health crisis doesn’t become a life crisis. This is a unique opportunity to join our team and support both Thistle’s work and that of our charity partner, Children 1st.

Job ref: F2F211

Location: Craigmillar (HO)

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time

Closing Date: 05 June 2022

Salary: £21,294 per annum (FTE) plus generous benefits package, including a £500 welcome payment

Overview:

Working as part of Thistle’s Development team, the Fundraising Officer will play a crucial role in making this ambition a reality for people in Scotland living with the devastating diagnosis of a long-term health condition.

The main purpose of the role is to deliver high quality, responsive fundraising support across all fundraising income streams – including donor communications, data entry and analysis and reporting – to Thistle’s Development Team.

Job ref: FO221

Location: Morningside

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

Closing Date: 23 May 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: 23 May 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: 23 May 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: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 13 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:

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: West Edinburgh

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 13 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:

This sociable lady regularly attends groups - these include Boccia, Hobby Craft and going to a tea-dance. 

She is a very keen music fan, and has a wealthy knowledge on the subject with a huge repertoire of lyrics that she enjoys singing.

Job ref: LH221

Location: Craigmillar

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

Closing Date: 13 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:

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: Gorgie

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 20 June 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: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 26 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:

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: Duddingston

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 27 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:

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: Leith

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 27 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:

This young professional couple who live together are looking for a new Personal Assistant to join their established team. They have recently had a baby and returned home. 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&M221

Location: Willowbrae

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 27 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:

A woman in her early 50s 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: GM221

Location: Inverleith

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 27 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:

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 (HO)

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time

Closing Date: 05 June 2022

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

Overview:

Working alongside the Head of Fundraising, the Trusts and Foundations Manager will play a crucial role in making this ambition a reality for people in Scotland living with the devastating diagnosis of a long-term health condition.

The main purpose of the role is to secure transformational income from charitable Grants, Trusts, Foundations and statutory bodies to sustain and grow Thistle’s Health and Wellbeing service.

Job ref: TAFFM221

Location: Merchiston

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 06 June 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: Slateford

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 13 June 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: Edinburgh South

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time, Fixed Term

Closing Date: 27 June 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: Craigmillar

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

Closing Date: 27 June 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: Craigmillar

Contract Type: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 27 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 are recruiting for a female* 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: WBST221