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Support Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,252
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th September 2019

  • Advertised from 12th August 2019
  • 39 hours per week.


Are you passionate about helping disabled people to live a full and enjoyable life?

Do you believe that with your support vulnerable adults can achieve choice and control over their lives?

Are you a person who can build equal, emphatic and positive relationships?

Are you looking for a job where you work over the weekends and nights as well as day shifts on a rota basis?

Are you flexible enough to work over various sites as and when required to cover for your colleagues?

Do you have SVQ Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards it, with funding from employer?

If your answer is yes to the above questions Freespace is the place for you!

We are currently looking for Support Workers to join our dedicated team on a full time (39 hours per week), permanent basis at various locations in Edinburgh on the starting salary of £18252 pa.

You are looking for a rewarding job, but you have other commitments and perhaps you can only work now and again, or at weekends/certain times?

We also have Relief Support Worker vacancies available on a £9.00 per hour rate.

On top of this we offer an enhanced rate for night shift and the opportunity to earn more with sleepovers at the rate of £8.21 per hour. We will offer you 30 days of annual leave (pro rata holiday pay for relief workers) which increases as the length of your employment grows, Life Insurance and auto enrolment pension.

To apply please send your current CV and supporting statement (no longer than 500 words) to

This post is excluded or excepted from provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore questions may be asked about all convictions, including those regarded as ‘spent’. PVG membership will be required and the cost of it will be met by Freespace.

This post is exempt as an occupational requirement under paragraph 1 schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please contact us on or 0131 346 9030

All successful candidates will be required to register (or re-register) with SSSC within 6 months of their starting date.

A Person Specification is available for download below.

Application notes

To apply go to: Or email your CV to:

Please add the following reference number in your application: GM0719