The Thistle Foundation
The Thistle Foundation

Charity registered in Scotland SC016816

Thistle Foundation aims to empower individuals, families and communities to maximise their potential and achieve the best possible quality of life.

If you are passionate about helping people to achieve and maintain a great life, we would welcome your application.  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.


Current vacancies

Health & Wellbeing Lead Practitioner – Supported Living

  • Full time
  • £29,206
  • Craigmillar, Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st March 2020

We have vacancies for 2 Full Time Lead Practitioners. Please note that this role has now been made permanent.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives. You will:

  • Lead a small number of teams delivering person centred support to a wide range of people living in their own homes.
  • Work alongside people we support to plan and create great support plans focused on what really matters to them.
  • Support teams to think creatively about all aspects of working with the people we work alongside so they have great lives.
  • Be able to provide teams with strong leadership, which motivates and delivers your passion for really high standards of support. You will be able to provide effective coaching and to give strong direction when required.
  • Set up new services and support the creative use of personal budgets to support people to have great lives.
  • Provide individual supervision to your staff, facilitate regular Practice Development Group meetings, and set clear objectives for all your staff.
  • Have 3 years’ experience in supporting people with disabilities, working in a person centred way, facilitating groups and ideally managing teams, together with excellent organisational and IT skills.

Please see the job description and person specification for more details.

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Health & Wellbeing Lead Practitioner – Supported Living

  • Full time
  • £29,206
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th January 2020

We have a vacancy for a Full Time Lead Practitioner, based in Edinburgh for a fixed term of 12 months.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives. You will:

  • Lead a small number of teams delivering person centred support to a wide range of people living in their own homes.
  • Work alongside people we support to plan and create great support plans focused on what really matters to them.
  • Support teams to think creatively about all aspects of working with the people we work alongside so they have great lives.
  • Be able to provide teams with strong leadership, which motivates and delivers your passion for really high standards of support. You will be able to provide effective coaching and also to give strong direction when required.
  • Set up new services and support the creative use of personal budgets to support people to have great lives.
  • Provide individual supervision to your staff, facilitate regular Practice Development Group meetings, and set clear objectives for all your staff.
  • Have 3 years’ experience in supporting people with disabilities, working in a person centred way, facilitating groups and ideally managing teams, together with excellent organisational and IT skills.

Please see the job description and person specification for more details.

In return we can offer you the following:

  • A highly attractive work environment in our brand new, award winning offices.
  • Structured support and supervision from your line manager and a supportive team of peers.
  • A structured development programme including support to achieve a professional

qualification if required and ongoing development with our internal leadership development

programme.

Some of our other staff benefits include…..

  • a contributory pension
  • a non-contributory death in service benefit 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.

A driving licence is essential for this role.

Thistle Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Successful applicants will be subject to a PVG check, which will be paid for by Thistle.

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Finance Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,643 – £26,013
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd January 2020

We have a vacancy for a full time permanent Finance Officer, based in Edinburgh.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives. You will provide financial processing support to the Finance Team with the following main tasks:

1. To prepare monthly management accounts, including income & expenditure statements and balance sheets, for Supported Living Services, including analysis of variances

2. To assist with the preparation of annual budgets and regular reforecasts

3. To complete the reconciliations for an agreed set of balance sheet control accounts

4. To support the operational managers in Supported Living with management accounts and ad hoc financial information

5. To work closely with the Finance Assistant around sales invoicing and debtor management

6. To assist with the implementation of the new organisation wide IT system

7. To prepare the monthly debtors reports for all Supported Living Managers, and a summary report for all Senior managers

8. To work closely with Finance team colleagues to deliver the Finance team priorities

9. To assist the Finance Business Partner with the relevant training which will support the organisational strategic transformation to a model of Self-organising teams

This role is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic team player, who has a willingness to learn, and to support the Finance team as well as colleagues in the wider organisation.

Please see the job description and person specification for more details.

In return we can offer you the following:

  • A highly attractive work environment in our brand new, award winning offices.
  • Structured support and supervision from your line manager and a supportive team of colleagues.
  • A structured development programme including ongoing development with our internal leadership development programme.

Some of our other staff benefits include…

  • a contributory pension
  • a non-contributory death in service benefit 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.

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