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Edinburgh, EH7 6AE
£18,525 - £20,614 per year salary pro rata, dependent on skills and experience.
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Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
37.5 hours per week

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Job title: Support Worker, Edinburgh services

Reference: LLSWAAUG21

Salary: £18,525.00 - £20,614.00 per annum, pro rata (dependent on skills & experience). (Plus, an on-call allowance of £20 per shift if applicable)

LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people of all ages to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. We deliver our support to service users through a range of models including:

  • Personal development and employability programmes
  • Self-help coaching 
  • Supported accommodation
  • Care at home 
  • Housing support 
  • Befriending 
  • Social cafes 

At LinkLiving, our values and people are at the heart of everything we do including recruiting our employees. We put the people we support first. It is important to us to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. Our values are:

  • Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)
  • Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
  • Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
  • Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

We’re seeking to recruit some great new Support Workers to join the different services we provide. We have a variety of roles available on a full-time, part-time or relief basis. Please see the job descriptions attached for the roles we are currently recruiting for. Please state in your application which role/s you wish to be considered for and if you are looking for full-time, part-time or relief hours. You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications for some of our roles. If you share our values, we would love to hear from you.

LinkLiving’s Services (Please click on the below services to find out more about them)

Young People Services

Edinburgh Young Persons’ Service – Supporting Our Young Adults (SOYA)

Edinburgh Young Persons’ Service – Visiting Housing Support

Edinburgh Young Persons’ Service – Independent Living Skills

Steps to Resilience

Steps to Success

Mental Health and Wellbeing Services

Building Resilience for a Better Home

Help on Managing Everything (HoME)

Edinburgh Transform Through Transitions

Fife Trauma and Accommodation Services

Fife Temporary Accommodation with Support

Fife Better than Well

Fife Carers’ Self Help Project

Fife Visiting Support Services

Fife Visiting Support Services

Older Person’s Services

Fife Older Persons’ Service – Help to Stay at Home

Fife Older Persons’ Service – Social Café’s

Fife Older Persons’ Service – Volunteer Befriending

Mental Health Services

Edinburgh Mental Health Services

Training and Groupwork

Link Academy

Some roles involve lone working and these posts require the job holder to display a high level of resilience and initiative when working with people in their own tenancy or in the community when they may be in distress.

To find out more about a career in care, the following video provides an insight into what you can expect - 

Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

Applications will be evaluated as they are received, with candidates meeting the specifications being invited for interview

For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for the post/s you are interested in, please refer to the Job Specification in the relevant Job information Pack/s  on our online recruitment portal.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.  

You will work with colleagues who share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities including support and payment towards required qualifications, payment of SSSC registration fees and PVG checks, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.

Support Worker roles are subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration check. 

How to Apply

Our online application method is the most efficient way to apply and can be started by clicking the “Apply Now” button below. You must complete an application form to be considered for any of our vacancies. Also, if you aren’t sure about how long you have to fill in the form, you will be able to save it and return to it by clicking on the ‘My Applications’ tab of the vacancy search page and entering your username and password. Please state in ‘matches to role requirements’ section which position/s you wish to be considered for and if this is on a full-time, part-time or relief basis.

We can offer suitable alternative methods to apply if requested including although not exclusively; hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by emailing our Resourcing Team at and detailing which format you would require. 

Please note that CV's will not be considered.

Please note should an internal applicant be successful in applying for these positions on either a seconded or permanent basis, they will move to the terms and conditions associated with the role for the duration of the time they are in post. The terms and conditions are outlined in the job information pack. 

LinkLiving is an equal opportunities organisation, and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and, as a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

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