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Gorgie Workshops

(Salary scale £16,260 – £17,567 for full time)

Following on from the re-structuring of support worker posts in our day services, we are recruiting 6 workshop support staff.

Each post will be linked with an area of work, either food preparation (Gorgie Canteen, Bakery and Confectionery) or the work areas of tools renovation, joinery and woodwork.

Post-holders will take an active role in the production of quality crafts and foods while supporting members (our service users) to learn new skills and make a positive contribution.

Women are required for 2 posts where personal care is an essential part of the job.

Each post includes sessions where the postholder may be asked to provide cover in another part of the service.

Applicants can put themselves forward for as many posts as they feel they are qualified for. This must be clearly stated on the application form. Relevant skills, knowledge and experience will need to be demonstrated in the applicant’s supporting statement.

Direct contact hours are 9-4 Monday to Thursday and 9-3 Friday. Additional hours are used flexibly to allow for preparation work and meetings.

Post 1: Monday to Thursday 30 hours

Female worker required.  This post is needed to support one person to take part in community activities as well to support members in the woodworking workshop.

Post 2: Full-time Monday to Friday 37 hours

This post is based in the Gorgie Canteen where lunches are prepared for everyone in the building.

Post 3: Monday to Thursday 30 hours

This post is based 2 days in the Garvald Bakery and 2 days in the Confectionery.

Posts 4 and 5: Full-time Monday to Friday 37 hours

Workshop support based in the 2 woodworking workshops (called Woodwork and Joinery Workshops). One post requires a female support worker.

Post 6: Full-time Monday to Friday 37 hours

This post is based in the Confectionery and other food workshops.

Closing date for all posts: 12 noon on 09/06/2017

Successful candidates will be required to join the PVG scheme before formal offer of appointment.

Please click on the links below for job description, application form and our Social Therapy charter.

Workshop Support Worker Job descrip

Application Form

Social Therapy Charter

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