Support Workers - Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • £17,290 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th October 2021

  • Advertised from 7th October 2021
  • £13,462 - 27 hours per week


Inclusion Alliance is a small not for profit organisation person-centred community-based daytime service supporting adults with high support needs to lead ordinary lives in their communities. Inclusion Alliance was created by families who wished for alternative community-based support compared with historical models of care and has been established for over 20 years.

We are seeking an enthusiastic person to join our team to work with 2 people providing one-to-one support. Monday and Tuesday would involve working with one person and Wednesday and Thursday would involve working with a second person.

We are looking for a person to provide one-to-one support for two gentlemen with learning difficulties to help be included in ordinary life. You would work would include helping the men to access social, leisure and volunteering opportunities in the community.

The person who requires support on a Wednesday and Thursday has his own car and enjoys visiting a variety of places therefore a car driver with the relevant licence and experience is required for the role.

Candidates must have excellent communication skills and be committed to working in a person centred way ensuring that support is built around this person’s wishes and needs. No experience or formal qualifications are necessary as full training and development will be provided.

Monday- 9am-4pm

Tuesday- 9am-4pm

Wednesday 9.30am-4pm

Thursday- 9.30am-4pm

Additional hours may potentially be available in a relief capacity to cover annual leave and other absences.

Benefits include

  • Employer contribution pension scheme
  • Funded SVQ 3 Learning opportunities
  • Excellent paid annual leave entitlement
  • Regular paid supervision sessions
  • Regular training and development opportunities
  • Daytime Monday to Friday Working
  • Working for a well-established small organisation where person centred values are at the core
  • Free access to an employee support app

Organisation profile:

Inclusion Alliance exists ‘to enable those who need long-term support to lead the lives that they and the people closest to them choose, as full members of their local communities’.

  • The work of Inclusion Alliance is underpinned by the values of inclusion.
  • We have a commitment to people with learning difficulties and a belief in their rights as human beings to a full, participative community life.
  • We believe that everyone has a positive contribution to make to their community.
  • We believe that services should work together with the families of people with learning difficulties, and that decision-making should be a shared responsibility.
  • We believe services should be small, flexible, responsive and tailored to an individual’s wishes.

Application notes

Closing date: 25th October 2021

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CVs for this position.

The successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced PVG disclosure check.

Completed applications should be sent to or to: Inclusion Alliance, Office C, 2 Quayside Mills, Quayside Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6EX

Please download the application form, or email us at to request a paper copy