Personal Assistant Vacancies

To see full details of the vacancies please click on the reference number(s) that interest you

 To apply for any of these vacancies and view a job description please follow the links below. We look forward to hearing from you:

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To apply for any of the vacancies below follow the 'Apply Here' link above

FEMALES ONLY*

LOCATION

WEEKLY HOURS

 CLOSING DATE

AD192

Morningside

15 + 30 + sleepover(s)

June 17th

JPR192

Loanhead & Craigmillar

20 + 30 + sleepovers

June 23rd

JR191

Craigmillar

15 to 20 + sleepovers

June 30th

JPE191

Craigmillar

16

June 30th

GM191

Willlowbrae

5 with the possibility of more

June 30th

KMC191

Craigmillar

18 + 35 + sleepovers

June 30th

AMM191

Broomhouse

16, 30 + 37

June 30th 

CS191

Penicuik

20

June 30th

MD191

West Edinburgh

30 + Sleepover

July 7th 

EM191

Southside & Leith

15 + sleepover + 7.5

July 7th

 

MALES ONLY*

LOCATION

WEEKLY HOURS

 

AC191

Craigmillar

20

June 30th

MALES OR FEMALES

LOCATION

WEEKLY HOURS

 

DF192

Leith

16

June 23rd  

WFT191

Gorgie

Various

June 23rd

JDMC192

Leith/Newhaven

12 to 15

June 30th  

CD191

Craigmillar

18 + 35 + sleepovers

June 30th

CL192

Broomhouse

20 + 39

June 30th

SH191

West Edinburgh

37

June 30th

EH192

Kirkcaldy

10 to 15

July 7th

LR192

Craigmillar

16 + sleepover

July 7th

 *Exemption under Equality Act 2010

 The Wellbeing Support Team

Established in 2018, the Wellbeing Support Team works alongside established teams within supported living services to provide a back-up service through workforce co-ordination; ensuring that our values are embedded and that continuity of support is provided.

We are continuing to build on this new concept as we go through an exciting period of transitioning to a new way of providing the very best person centred support. As a result we are seeking 3 more experienced male or female Personal Assistants to join the team.

 To apply please follow the link at the top of the page and quote vacancy reference WBS192

Closing date Sunday 30th June

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In submitting your application, you agree to Thistle Foundation keeping applications on file for a period not exceeding 6 months after the closing date of a vacancy. During this time Thistle Foundation may contact applicants in relation to any new vacancies. All unsuccessful applications will be permanently deleted after 6 months. Shortlisted applications will be shared with the families that Thistle support as part of the selection process. If you do not wish for your application to be processed in this way or if you would like your application deleted sooner, please contact recruitment@thistle.org.uk.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to reply to all applicants.  Please note that all successful candidates will be contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date.  

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Frequently asked questions

  • What kind of training will I get?

    We will to support you to be a confident and able member of our team and to keep learning and developing your skills throughout your employment. 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

  • What’s it like working as a Personal Assistant at Thistle?

    Working as a Personal Assistant means flexible hours, superb training and the chance to make a real difference to someone’s life – just take a look at Alan and Steve’s story. 

  • Do I need previous work experience in health and social care?

    Experience is good, but not essential. It’s more important that you share our ethos and values. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in training to improve your skills and build confidence; we’ll also support you to gain qualifications, such as SVQ Level 3 accreditation. 

  • How does the recruitment process work for personal assistants?

    If you are invited to an interview then you’ll initially meet with members of our supported living team. If this goes well then we’ll invite you back for a second interview, where we’ll introduce you to the person you may support and/or their friends or family members. It’s important to us that the people we support are involved in the recruitment process – they have the final say on whether you’ll work with them.

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