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Various Locations In East Lothian, EH41 3HA
£10.95 - £14.05 per hour
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Vacancy Details

URGENT - Care Workers Required

During the current challenges we are all facing, it is our priority to maintain essential services and continue to support the most vulnerable in our community.

As the COVID-19 breakout continues, East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership are looking for locum staff to support in various care roles during this unprecedented period. 

Hours available will vary (as per the requirements of the service), and there will be no guaranteed set number of minimum hours per week. 

We are looking for locum care workers in the Community:
Emergency Care Workers, Grade 6
Care Support Workers, Grade 6

We are looking for locum care workers in our Residential Homes:
Social Care Assistants, Grade 5
Social Care Workers, Grade 7

Hourly rates as follows:
Grade 5:  £10.95 per hour
Grade 6:  £12.33 per hour
Grade 7:  £14.05 per hour

When you complete the application form you will be asked to note which job role(s) you wish to be considered for and in which location(s).  This information will be shared with our relevant service areas.

In completing the application form you are registering your interest.  We will only contact you should there be a position available in your noted area(s) of interest and your application demonstrates that you meet the criteria for the role.

Who should apply?

We are especially looking for applications from:

  • Students training in a Health Care profession
  • Those who have previously worked in a care role and have past experience
  • Those who have worked for us previously in a similar role and have retired
  • Those already working for us willing to take on additional hours in a care role

Please refer to the Job Outlines for each of the above posts (available further down the page under Job Attachments), to see which role suits you best.


Relevant Qualifications
Qualifications required for each of the roles advertised will vary.  Please refer to the specific Job Outline/Person Specification for the role you are interested in.

PVG Membership
These posts are considered as Regulated Work with protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member.  PVG applications in respect of successful applicants will be expedited at this time to ensure there is no delay to commencing employment.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:

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If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on

Please note: we do not accept CV's. There is no function to allow you to upload a CV to MyJobScotland and we do not accept CV's by post or email. All our vacancies must be applied for by completing the on-line application form.

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