part-time Personal Assistants (Support Workers)

Thistle Foundation

Would you like to make a real difference in people’s lives – and be rewarded for it?

Due to an exciting expansion of our supported living services we are currently recruiting full
& part-time Personal Assistants (Support Workers) at locations throughout Edinburgh and Fife.

To see all of our current vacancies please visit our website at:- us/current-vacancies

Hours: Various hours available
Location: Various areas in Edinburgh & Fife
Salary: £17,137 per annum pro-rata (£8.45 per hour)
Sleepovers: £67.50 per sleepover

Applicants must have, or be willing to work towards a qualification meeting the standards required for
registration with the Scottish Social Services Council.
In return you will have the satisfaction of working for an organisation at the cutting edge of designing
individualised support arrangements that make a real difference to people’s lives.
As a Thistle employee you will have access to our fantastic training programmes (on full pay).
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 because we are
committed to creating career development opportunities.
Some of our other staff benefits include…..

 a contributory pension
 childcare voucher scheme
 The “Refer a Friend Scheme” which pays £150 for every successfully recruited person that a staff
member recommends.
 Free access to the Thistle Gym.
 FREE membership* of the HSF Health Plan which gives, amongst other things,
o money back for everyday healthcare costs,
o a GP advice line,
o shopping discounts.

*This membership can be extended to cover immediate family members after completion of a satisfactory
probationary period.
“We support people with long term health conditions to live life on their terms”.