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

JPR191

Craigmillar

20 + 30 + sleepovers

February 15th

AD191

Morningside

30 + sleepovers

February 17th 

DB191

Barnton

16

February 24th

AG191

Inverleith

15 + sleepover

February 24th 

KL191

Morningside

18 + sleepover

March 3rd

AM191

South Edinburgh

18 + 35 + sleepover

March 8th

MALES OR FEMALES

LOCATION

WEEKLY HOURS

CLOSING DATE

JG191

Central Edinburgh

Pool (various)

March 3rd

MT191

Craigmillar

30 + sleepovers

March 3rd

CL191

Broomhouse

30

March 3rd

EW3191

Central Edinburgh

16

March 3rd

MS191

West Edinburgh

Negotiable to 30

March 8th

LR191

Craigmillar

16 + sleepover

March 12th

We are seeking to recruit experienced  male and female Personal Assistants to our Wellbeing Support Team

WBS191

Craigmillar

30

March 17th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Exemption under Equality Act 2010   

 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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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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