Activities Assistant

  • Job Reference: EEH-AA-23.09.20
  • Date Posted: 9 September 2020
  • Employer: Erskine Hospital
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  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: £18,818 to £20,144
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Charity
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

ERSKINE has been caring for members of the ex-Service community for 100 years. Our reputation as a provider of quality care depends on recruiting staff of a high calibre who can meet resident needs and Erskine’s expectations.  If you think you’ve got what it takes to work at Erskine we currently have a vacancy for the following in our Erskine Edinburgh Home, Gilmerton:


Activities Assistant

35 hours per week, 5 over 7 days, evenings & weekends

Grade 2 Salary: £18,818 - £20,144 per annum (pro rata)


The successful candidate will be responsible for providing recreation and social activities for the residents in our Erskine Edinburgh Home.  This will take into account the residents preferences and choices, thereby creating a sense of purpose, opportunity and fun.


The ability to entertain on both a small and large scale is essential.  You will therefore possess a lively and outgoing personality, excellent communication skills along with the ability to work on your own initiative.


SVQ II in Health and Social Care is preferable but not essential; however, you will be required to achieve this qualification.  The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that they are a member of the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of joining Erskine.

We offer competitive rates of pay, a staff pension scheme and enhanced annual leave entitlement.

If you are selected for interview, you will receive an invite by email (please ensure you check your spam / junk mailbox).


The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure. 


If you have not received a response within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.