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  • Ref no: HAR00076
  • Published: 5/2/2020
  • Closes: 19/2/2020
  • Location: Mansfield Road, Edinburgh, EH14 7JY
  • Salary: £22,623.00 - £29,917.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 39 hours per week

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Harmeny Education Trust is a sector leading children’s charity providing therapeutic care and education for children with complex additional support needs for the past 60 years. We work with children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis. Harmeny is situated in a beautiful thirty-five-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 and is 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 permanent, full-time basis to contribute to a culture and ethos in which the needs of the children are paramount and provide them with security, safety, care and social development to enable them to reach their potential. This is an excellent opportunity for qualified/ part-qualified Residential Child Care Workers to join an established and successful organisation during a period of growth.

The successful candidates need to be registered or will need to register within the first 6 months of employment with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

Hours:           39 hours (inclusive of meal breaks) as part of a 5 from 7-day contract, according to a rota system. Evening and weekend work is required.

An excellent benefits package is offered including the following:

  • Holidays: 35 days
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Family Friendly Policies and other benefits


  • Qualified         Point 28 to 31 (£27,103 - £29,917) 
  • Part-qualified  Point 24 (£23,978)
  • Unqualified     Point 22 (£22,623)

Residential Child Care Workers, together with colleagues in Care, Education and Support Services, will have the opportunity to contribute positively to the lives of some of the nation’s most vulnerable children, ensuring Harmeny continues to offer an excellent service. We are highly committed to the professional development of all our staff and the post holders will access comprehensive training and development opportunities. Driving licence is essential.

If you would like to find out more about this rewarding opportunity, please contact Ian Reid, Service Manager (Residential) on 0131 449 3938.

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

Closing date:           Wednesday 19th February 2020 at 12pm 

Interview date:          Monday 2nd March 2020

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