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 Practitioners

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,245
  • Midlothian GP Practices
  • Closing 25th June 2021

Thistle are looking for several Practitioners to join our team on initially a fixed term basis (until October 2022). These posts are available on a full time and part time basis, and are located within Midlothian GP Practices.

  • Are you a health and social care practitioner with experience of supporting people to self-manage living with Long Term physical and mental Health Conditions?
  • Do you cope well supporting vulnerable people who experience significant psychosocial barriers and health inequalities?
  • Do you believe people have strengths, are resilient and are experts in their own lives?
  • Do you thrive working autonomously in the community setting?
  • Do you have good solution focused coaching and group facilitation skills
  • Do you possess the self-belief and courage to influence change in the world around you?

If you do, then we would like to hear from you!

We are looking to recruit Practitioners to work within Thistle’s Midlothian Health and Wellbeing Team. The post holders will:

  • Deliver holistic one-to-one and group based self-management support to people living with long term health condition(s) across Midlothian and remotely to people living across Scotland
  • Work with a team of practitioners to deliver our Midlothian GP contract
  • Practice persistent engagement to help people who struggle to receive support
  • Support volunteers/paid peer supporters who have lived experience of long-term conditions and are supporting the Health and Wellbeing team.
  • Use a monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework to learn and develop practice
  • Develop and maintain links with referrers and services and supports we signpost people
Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Lead Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £29,206
  • Craigmillar, Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th April 2021

We are looking for a Lead Practitioner to join our Supported Living team on a full-time permanent basis.

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.

This vacancy has now closed

Practice Development Lead

  • Full time
  • £41,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st May 2021

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

Leading the design and development of support for people with disabilities whose behaviour is often labelled as "difficult" or "challenging," the successful candidate will be highly skilled in designing person centred support, collaborative working across multi- disciplinary teams and leading development of excellent person centred practice across Thistle’s Supported Living teams.

The work you lead will result in people living with disabilities achieving the things that matter most to them in their lives.