William Simpsons
William Simpsons

Charity registered in Scotland SC000485

William Simpsons is a residential care home for both men and women and in addition we have respite and day care facilities. William Simpsons was established in 1832. We have a long history of providing caring and supportive residential services for men from the armed services who developed mental health and/or alcohol related problems. William Simpsons sits in 7 acres of well maintained private grounds including a cultivated walled garden and large floral gardens with arbours and sitting areas. We are well known and supported by the local community and are only 10 minutes walk from the village of Plean.

Current vacancies

Activity Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Stirling
  • Closing 30th October 2020

William Simpsons is a vibrant, forward thinking charity with a community of staff whose main focus is providing the best possible outcomes for up to 70 residents.

The charity is looking to recruit two part time activity coordinators to work with our care teams enabling every resident to live their best life.

We envisage the candidates will be sociable, fun, confident and organised people who are seeking a rewarding role in a caring environment.

It is not necessary to have previous care experience, it is more important that you are the outgoing, vibrant, caring personality that residents will want to engage with. A current, clean, driving license would be beneficial.

Every member of our team is important and valued. Together our staff teams make William Simpsons what it is and to help everyone reach their potential we provide extensive training opportunities available to all. We operate an open-door policy in the home, you will be encouraged to share ideas with all staff and can seek out the views of anyone at any time, we are here to support our residents and each other.

You should be aware that William Simpsons, like all care homes in Scotland, is currently operating under strict infection control procedures set out by the Scottish Government and Public Health. Social distancing, frequent handwashing and wearing masks are a requirement of working in any care home.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Team Leaders (Care) – Night Shift

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Stirling
  • Closing 27th March 2020

William Simpsons is a vibrant, modern Care Home which positively impacts on the lives of people with mental health issues. We are looking to expand our dedicated, committed care team and welcome interest from qualified Team Leaders with experience of working within the mental health care sector.

Why William Simpsons?

·Competitive pay rates - £11.55 per hour

·Work 3 shifts per week: 8.30pm to 9am (Night Shift)

·Excellent holidays– 7 weeks per annum for Team Leaders

·Extensive comprehensive training program: dedicated trainers providing quality onsite training to all staff; Team Leaders benefit from bespoke programme of ‘management skills training’ specifically tailored for team leaders in care; comprehensive online e-learning package.

·Electronic MAR system is used within the Home to assist with the safe handling of medications (full training is provided).

·Dine for free with quality meals provided by our excellent in house catering team.

·Uniform free environment

·Good public transport,frequent buseswith bus stops directly outside our driveway entrance

·Free, onsite parking.

What qualities and skills are we looking for?

·Applicant must hold a current SVQ Level 3 qualification or equivalent qualification in care

·Applicants should have, or must be willing to undertake, a PDA in Supervision (Professional Development Award)

·Ideally applicants will have a recognised qualification in Medication but if not, they must have experience of the safe handling and administration of medication.

·Previous experience of a Team Leader role within Care.

·Excellent communication and organisational skills

What are the main aspects of the role?

·Team leader duties including mentoring, supervision and support of junior staff members

·Administration and recording duties in correlation with the regulatory requirements of the Care Industry.

·Maintaining effective communication with residents, relatives and care professionals.

·Safe handling and administering of medication in conjunction with the eMAR medication system and the Home’s Safe Operation Procedures.

Further details of the role are provided as part of the application pack which can be downloaded below.