Personal Assistant Vacancies

To see full details of the job please click on the Role

 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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 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.

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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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To apply for any of the vacancies below follow the 'Apply Here' link at the top of the page  

FEMALES ONLY*

LOCATION

WEEKLY HOURS

CLOSING DATE

PA/NN/14/18

Central West Edinburgh

20

December 9th 

PA/RN/13/18

Broomhouse

16 + 30

December 9th 

PA/SH/10/18

Leith

8.75

December 16th 

PA/CMcC/11/18

Morningside

16 + sleepover

December 30th   

PA/AS/02/18

Inverleith

Negotiable  

December 30th

 

MALES OR FEMALES

LOCATION

WEEKLY HOURS

CLOSING DATE

PA/IN/04/18

Leith/Newhaven

10 – 20 + sleepovers

December 9th

PA/SHE/02/18

Craigmillar

30 + sleepovers

December 23rd

PA/AG/06/18

Broomhouse

25 + 30

December 23rd

PA/CMcC/12/18

Kirkcaldy, Fife

10 or Pool Worker

December 30th  

PA/CMcC/13/18

Craigmillar

Full or Part-time

December 30th

PA/PS/09/18

Leith

16

December 30th

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010  

 

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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