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£13.21 - £13.47 per hour
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35 hours per week

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Shetland Islands Council as a Modern Apprentice, working in either Community Care Resources or Adult Services.

A career in the Social Care Sector can bring great satisfaction for both staff and customers.

  • Are interested in working with people?
  • Do you have a caring nature and good communications skills?
  • Are you a reliable and honest individual with a non-judgemental attitude?
  • Would you welcome the opportunity to become a fully qualified Social Care Worker and join a registered profession?

If so, Community Health and Social Care would welcome your application.

Community Health & Social Care are recruiting Modern Apprentices to join existing residential care teams across Shetland, supporting elderly adults, adults with mental health and adults living with learning disabilities and autism. The Modern Apprentices will learn how to provide person-centred support in accordance with legislation and guidelines, and how to attend to the physical, social and emotional needs of customers within residential accommodation. Support will be given to study in the work place and via the Shetland College. This will allow the successful candidates to understand their role fully and to gain a SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 6.

Modern Apprentices work 35 hours per week (fewer hours are available on request) in a shift rota system, including evening and weekends, working flexibly to meet the requirements of customers within 24 hour Services. An enhanced hourly rate is paid for weekend working.

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

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Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is SLGLW / AB
  • Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.3161per hour
  • Fixed Term Part Time posts for 35.0 Hours per Week, 52.18 weeks per year
  • 2 years apprenticeship
  • Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made
  • The successful candidate will have to complete registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of the agreed start date
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland
  • We are happy to talk flexible working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based in various locations throughout Shetland

For further details relating to this post, please contact: Robbie Simpson, Team Leader on 01595 744463 or e-mail


Muriel Forbes, Team Leader, Mental Health Community Support Services & Support at Home Central Services. 01595 744344 (direct dial)

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.

If you’re a kind, compassionate person who’d like to make a difference to people’s lives, then social care could be the right career for you.

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Information about Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.

Find out more about:

Living and working in Shetland: here

The Shetland Islands Council: here



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