Support Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,376 – £21,189
  • Edinburgh, Falkirk, West Lothian, Midlothian and East Lothian
  • Closing 17th December 2021


  • Advertised from 18th November 2021
  • Casual hourly rate: £10.02 per hour. Sleepover payment of £80.16* (*this applies from 1 December 2021). Sleepovers are not counted as part of your contracted hours, and are paid in addition to your regular salary.

Role

Working with The Action Group is about making a difference in the community and in people’s lives. By joining us you are joining an enthusiastic team committed to making a real difference to the lives of others!

The Action Group is about ‘no barriers – for all of life’. We offer support and advice to over 1700 children, young people and adults across East Central Scotland: Edinburgh, Falkirk, West Lothian, Midlothian and East Lothian. We are a big team and our Support Workers play a vital role in the lives of the people we support to encounter no barriers in their chosen lifestyle, and to follow a path of choice and enrich their opportunities.

  • We have full-time, part-time and casual vacancies available.
  • £20,376 – £21,189* per annum, pro rata and based on 39-hour work week (*these apply from 1st December 2021).
  • Casual hourly rate: £10.02* per hour (*this applies from 1st December 2021).
  • Sleepover payment of £76. Sleepovers are not counted as part of your contracted hours, and are paid in addition to your regular salary.

We are looking for people who are caring, fun, motivated, creative and great at problem solving. The people we support want workers who are friendly, practically minded and are great communicators. The ideal candidate will be fully committed to The Action Group’s values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.

We tailor the support we provide according to each person’s needs and wishes. The job can include anything from supporting people to get out and about, taking care of themselves and their homes, and going about their lives in general, to support with work, health and well-being, or attending and participating in activities.

No experience is required since we will provide bespoke training and support you in achieving relevant qualifications. In fact, many of our support workers go on to complete formal qualifications in social care as they develop their professional skills!

Benefits include:

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, bespoke training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable

Application notes

To apply, please go to our website, read the job description and complete the online application form.

If you prefer to download the application pack, you can do this from our website.

Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

The application closing date for this position is Friday, 17 December 2021 at 09:00.

Do you have questions before applying? Send an email to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk