Skip to main content

Community Living Assistant - Riccarton

Job details
Job Type:Adult Services
Job Location:Edinburgh
Service:Riccarton Hub
Contract Type:Permanent
Hours:Various hours
Salary Details:£9.35 per hour
Salary Band:Competitive Salary
Closing Date:31 March 2020
Job Reference:CS1907RH

Our Riccarton Hub is based on the Heriot-Watt Edinburgh campus.

We offer positive experiences and flexibility to individuals with disabilities and complex health needs. We promote wellbeing, through therapeutic and sensory experiences whilst supporting individuals with all aspects of daily living.

We're easy to get to by bus. You can travel on Lothian Bus services 25, 34, 35, 45, and 63. There's also plenty of on-site parking.

Do you want to make a real difference to people's lives?

We are looking for Community Living Assistants to support our customers between Monday and Friday, during the day at the moment. But this might change in the future and we might also require our employees to work during the weekends. We're also paying a generous £9.35 per hour. As well as planning, supporting and leading activities, you will also provide personal care, mealtime assistance, and medication administration - all of which we'll fully train you to do competently, supporting you each step of the way.

We will also fund you through your SVQ 3 qualification when it is time to register with the SSSC - a qualification that is yours for life.

You can learn more about this role by watching our staff interview here.

What we're looking for

  • Experience is beneficial but we want to see passion, enthusiasm, and new ideas; not necessarily years of service - however, if you have both then great!
  • Willingness to undertake personal development opportunities
  • A care related SVQ Level 3 or willingness to complete this
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative.
  • A driving licence is useful but not required

Why work for Capability Scotland?

  • Rewarding Career Choice
  • Fully paid induction and shadowing with experienced staff.
  • Competitive Salary - £9.35 per hour
  • 32 Days Annual Leave (increasing to 37 days with service)
  • Extensive Training provided and fully funded SVQ.
  • Payment of PVG
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • Death in service benefits
  • Free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programmee
  • Professional Development and support for SVQ
  • Access to credit union

How to Apply

Get in touch with us if you want to informally discuss the role, or if you want to apply. We would also welcome you to pop in for a tour.

We're happy to accept CV applications - a supporting statement helps but isn't necessary if your CV reflects your character.

Application forms can be found on the right. Completed applications or CV's can be returned as follows:

Contact Email: 

Post: Capability Scotland, Research Avenue North, Edinburgh, EH14 4AP

Contact Number:        0131 347 1021

General Information

Capability Scotland is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity. We are happy to consider job-share applications.

Capability Scotland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people and as such undertakes to conduct thorough pre-employment checks on all preferred candidates.

A copy of Capability Scotland's Equality and Diversity Policy is available on the Intranet or upon request from the HR Department. Capability Scotland, Scottish Charity SC011330.

Disability Confident Employer

As a Disability Confident Employer we are committed to employing and retaining disabled people; we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job and consider them on their abilities and we will make reasonable adjustments to ensure disabled people are not disadvantaged when applying for and doing their jobs.


Interview Details
Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis.