Residential Child Care Workers

  • Full time
  • £24,697 – £30,815
  • Balerno
  • Closing 22nd October 2021

  • Advertised from 6th October 2021
  • £24,697 to £30,815*, depending on qualifications and experience


Harmeny Education Trust is a sector-leading children’s charity providing therapeutic care and education for children with complex additional support needs. We currently work with children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis, with exciting plans to extend our service offering for an older age group.

Harmeny is situated in a beautiful 35-acre woodland estate, which includes residential and education accommodation, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats, children’s play areas and a mountain bike track. Harmeny is located in Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh, at the foot of the Pentland Hills; we are easily accessible by bus and there is ample parking.

We are currently looking for Residential Child Care Workers to join our Care Team on a full-time employed basis. Permanent and temporary positions are available. The post-holders will contribute to a culture and ethos in which we make the needs of the children paramount and provide them with security, safety, care and social development to enable them to reach their potential.

The successful candidates will work 39 hours per week, working five days from seven, according to a rota system. Evening and weekend work is required.

Applicants should be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) in line with the requirements for residential child care workers, or they will need to register within the first six months of employment. A driving licence allowing the use of our vehicles is essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for qualified or part-qualified Residential Child Care Workers to join an established and successful organisation. Successful candidates, together with colleagues in Care, Education and Support Services, will have the opportunity to contribute positively to the lives of some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children.

A fuller job description can be found on our website at

An excellent benefits package is offered including the following:

  • A salary of £24,697 (part-qualified) or £27,916 to £30,815 (qualified), depending on qualifications and experience *(please note that these figures may increase when the inflationary increase for 2021 has been agreed)
  • 35 days’ holiday per year
  • Pension scheme
  • Policies and practices that promote a healthy work-life balance and wellbeing

We are highly committed to the professional development of all our staff and the post-holders will have access to comprehensive training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact Lynsey Moncrieff on 0131 449 3938.

Application notes

To apply, please complete the application form available for download on our website at Please note that CVs will not be accepted. Alternatively, you can request an application pack by email at or by telephone on 0131 449 3938.

Closing date: 9am, Friday 22 October 2021

Interview date: Thursday 28 October 2021