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Various Locations In Orkney, KW15 1NY
£12 - £15 per hour
Contract Type:
Permanent & Temporary & Casual
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time

This position has expired.


Social Care Opportunities

Care at Home Assistant, Permanent & Relief
£25,909 - £27,989 pro rata (including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)

Social Care Assistant, Older People’s Services & Short Breaks and Supported Accommodation, Temporary, Permanent & Relief
£24,339 - £25,591 pro rata (including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)

Mobile Community Responder, Permanent, Temporary & Relief
£25,337 - £26,645 pro rata (including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)

Domestic, Permanent & Relief
£23,150 pro rata (including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)

We have a variety of posts available ranging from relief to 30 hours per week.

Orkney Health and Care delivers services which are seen part of the fabric of our community. Our teams of skilled Carers make a world of difference to the people who use our service by providing the best possible care and support to our service users.

So, I ask you; are you a caring, compassionate and reliable person who is interested in supporting people in your own local community, in a care home setting or in Very Sheltered Housing? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people? Do you want to help people thrive, not just survive? Then being a Social Care Assistant or Home Carer could be just the job you are looking for. We are looking for people who share our values, and our commitment to providing a high quality of service while continually striving to be the best they can be.

Working in care provides excellent flexibility in terms of working hours and will include working shifts, evenings, and weekends. We have many different types of roles available on a full-time, part-time, or casual basis.

All salary/hourly rates quoted include shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance payments. Shift Allowance will be paid for appropriate hours.

These posts are subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults.

If you are interested and want to find out more - come along to the open day to learn about this great career opportunity and potentially leave with the offer of a job!

The open days will be held as follows:-

Kirkwall Town Hall - Wednesday 3 August 2022 10am-2pm

Stromness Warehouse Building- Thursday 4 August 2022 10am – 2pm

We would ask that you complete the short application and book at time for a discussion at the open day.

We can also offer a telephone or online discussion for anyone that can’t attend or would prefer this.

If you need a paper application or have any queries, contact HR Support on 01856 873535 ext. 2250

Closing Date for Applications: Sunday 24 July 2022

Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.

Orkney Islands Council ensures that the pay for all posts meets the Scottish Local Government Living Wage.