We believe life is for living. Thistle Personal Assistants (PAs) support people with long term health conditions and disabilities to live the life they choose both in their homes and in their community.
Follow the link below to see a summary of our current vacancies. There are positions for female and male only PAs (Exemption under Equality Act 2010) and positions for male or females. Click on the reference for more details of each vacancy.
To apply for any one (or more) of the vacancies follow the Apply Here link below
Successful applicants will be invited to take part in the first part of our interview process which is a telephone conversation. The call is a chat which allows the person who is recruiting to get to know a little about you by asking some open, conversational questions and also to give you a chance to hear more about Thistle and our work and to ask any questions you might have for us.
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
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
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.
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.
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.