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The Action Group is about No Barriers.

It is about working in partnership with the people we support so that they live their life to its fullest potential.

No experience is necessary. The people we support want you to be caring, practical, great at communicating, and to have a positive outlook on life.

We are very proud to have achieved the Investors in People Gold award and to be a Disability Confident Employer.

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Our current
job vacancies

Administrator

  • Edinburgh
  • 39 hours per week
  • Starting salary £16,710 per annum

Are you secretly proud of being a perfectionist?

Do you like helping other people to be organised and get the details right too?

Want to make a difference?

We are looking for a fabulous new administrator to help a team of managers.  By helping them with the admin you love, you will free up their time to help them deliver excellent services to people with learning disabilities and other support needs.

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You will get involved with the following:

  • Data entry
  • Organising meetings
  • Organising events for people with support needs
  • General admin

Interested?  Download the job description and person specification to find out more, or call us on 0131 475 2342 if you have any questions.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk by 9:00 on Monday, 1 October.

Job shares or flexible working patterns will be considered for this role.

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

Employment Advisor

  • Edinburgh
  • 39 hours per week
  • £20,909 – £22,450 per annum

The Action Group’s Real Jobs service supports adults who encounter barriers to entering paid employment, helping them find and sustain paid employment opportunities.

We are currently looking for someone to join the team in Edinburgh on a full-time basis.  As a Real Jobs Employment Advisor you would work with clients to assess their skills and preferences, help them write CVs and prepare for interviews.  Employment advisors also support clients to prepare for a new role and complete workplace training, and continue to advise clients about career progression and employment issues as required.

Another aspect of the job is to market the Real Jobs service to employers and other organisations working to help them develop a better understanding of disabilities in the workplace and provide creative solutions to improve workforce diversity.

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The ideal candidate will have experience in working to break down barriers in society that restrict those with an additional support need. These may include experience in areas such as: vocational guidance, job coaching, occupational therapy or developing skills and independence. The right candidate will also have empathy, resilience and the desire to improve the wellbeing of those using the Real Jobs service. An understanding of supported employment and the work the Scottish Government is under taking in employability would be beneficial.

Benefits include:

  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

To apply, please read the job description and complete the application form.  You can send your completed application to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  If you have any questions, feel free to email or call us on 0131 475 2342.

Please note that we do not accept CVs for this role.

Closing date for applications is 09:00 on Monday, 24 September.

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday, 1 October and Tuesday, 2 October.

To apply, please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities forms to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

If you prefer to complete a paper copy, get in touch by email or on 0131 475 2342 and we would be happy to send one to you in the post. 

Waking Nights Support Worker

  • Edinburgh
  • 20 – 30 hours per week
  • Starting salary: £8.75 per hour, rising to £8.95 per hour with qualifications and experience

Are you good-humoured, considerate, patient and reliable?  Able to keep calm in difficult situations?  A night owl?  Then you we would love to hear from you for one of our Waking Night roles.

The job involves proving personal care and working with individuals who have complex needs (which could include physical or learning disability or mental ill health) throughout the night.  You are expected to stay awake throughout the night, carrying out some routine tasks and supporting individuals as needed.

Whilst the work is overnight, training and induction will take place during the day.

Waking night support can start between 22:30 and 23:15, and finish between 07:00 and 09:15.

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Benefits include:

  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Mileage allowance whilst on shift
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Pension

To apply, please, complete our application form and send it to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk

Any questions?  Want a paper application form?  Then email at recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk or call on 0131 475 2342.

As a Disability Confident Employer we particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will be invited to interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the job. If you feel that you fit this criteria, then please make us aware of this in writing when you apply.

To apply, please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities forms to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.

If you prefer to complete a paper copy, get in touch by email or on 0131 475 2342 and we would be happy to send one to you in the post. 

Support Worker for weekday sleepovers in Gorebridge, Midlothian

Do you want to work with adults who have support needs?  Do you have a passion for supporting young people to live independently in their own homes for the first time?

We are looking for people who are available on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to support someone between 5pm and 11pm, then from 7am until 8.30am the following morning, with a sleepover in between*, and are able to travel to Gorebridge in Midlothian.

We support our service users in pursuing their goals, and with practical things such as taking care of themselves and their homes. We tailor the support we provide according to the service user’s needs, so the job can include accompanying service users on outings or to go shopping and also lending a hand with keeping track of money, medication and schedules.

We are looking for people who are great communicators and who know how to have fun, people who are patient, practical and committed to The Action Group’s values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.

  • Start from £8.75 per hour (or £8.95 if you are qualified)
  • Sleepover payment of £62.64 per night
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Benefits include

  • Mileage allowance whilst on shift
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Want to know more? Call us on 0131 261 4554 for an informal chat and more information. To apply, please read the job description, complete the application form and send it to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  If you prefer to complete a paper form, please get in touch.  We would be happy to send one to you in the post.

* Please note that mandatory training will take place out with these times.

To apply, please read the job description and complete the application form.

Apply online

Downloads

You can also apply by downloading the forms below.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  

If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

Weekend Support Workers for Children and Youth Groups in Midlothian

This is an opportunity to make a real difference working with children and young people who have support needs.  We are looking for people who are great communicators and who know how to have fun.  The right candidate would be patient, practical and committed to The Action Group’s values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.

  • Support work at youth groups on Fridays and Saturdays weekly, then on one Sunday a month*
  • One-on-one support for children on Fridays and Saturday
  • Location: Midlothian
  • Rate: Starts from £8.75 per hour (or £8.95 if qualified)

No experience or formal qualifications are necessary, but some experience of working with young people in an educational or care setting would be an advantage.

Our Youth Groups are for children and young adults with additional support needs to help them lead fulfilling, inclusive lives by broadening their experiences through having fun and enjoying being part of the community.  The role may involve outdoor or indoor sports, arts and crafts and organising events and transport.  You must have an understanding of and interest in young people and their needs, as well as an enthusiastic and positive approach to working with them.

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Providing weekend support for children means working closely with the family to support our young service users to have fun, take part in activities and pursue their goals.  You need to be energetic, creative and have great attention to detail.

Benefits include

  • Mileage allowance whilst on shift
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Want to know more? Call us on 0131 261 4554 for an informal chat and more information. To apply, please read the job description, complete the application form and send it to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  If you prefer to complete a paper form, please get in touch.  We would be happy to send one to you in the post.

* Please note that mandatory training will take place out with these times.

To apply, please read the job description and complete the application form.

Apply online

Downloads

You can also apply by downloading the forms below.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  

If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

Female Support Worker (Drivers only) – West Lothian

Candidates must be great communicators and problem solvers, and be fully committed to the Action Group’s values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all. No experience or formal qualifications are necessary.  For our service in West Lothian, we need female* support workers who can drive.  Full-time, part-time and casual positions are available.

  • Start from £17,745 per annum pro rata
  • or £18,150 per annum pro rata, if you are qualified
  • Sleepover rate (if applicable) £62.64 per night
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The Action Group provides services for people with learning disabilities and other support needs. Our support workers support our service users in pursuing their goals, and also with practical things such as taking care of themselves and their homes. We tailor the support we provide according to the service user’s needs, so the job can include accompanying service users on outings or to go shopping and also lending a hand with keeping track of money, medication and schedules.

One of the people we support within the team is looking for people to join her staff team and would like you to know the following.

“I am a young woman living in my own flat in Armadale. My staff support me with my day to day activities, to maintain my home and do sleepovers with me. I have autism and a learning disability. I have limited verbal communication which means that some people can find it a challenge to understand my needs and find it difficult to work with me. I am looking for positive, reliable, fun and enthusiastic women* to support me. I need staff who are able to work with me when my emotions become challenging, who can drive my car for me and who are able to work at all times of the day, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and sleepovers. Can you support me to have a fun and fulfilling life?”

Benefits include:

  • Mileage allowance whilst on shift
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Want to know more? Call us on 0131 475 2342 for an informal chat and more information.

To apply, please read the job description(PDF) and complete the application form.

You can also download the MS Word-version of the application form.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

*exempt under The Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1.  Male support workers are welcome to apply to vacancies in Edinburgh, East Lothian or Midlothian.

To apply, please read the job description and complete the application form.

Apply online

Downloads

You can also apply by downloading the forms below.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  

If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

Support Worker (Drivers preferred) – East Lothian

Do you want to make a big difference to people’s lives and have fulfilling career?

The Action Group provides services for people with learning disabilities and other support needs. We are looking to recruit fun, friendly, caring, energetic, motivated staff to work with two young women in Gifford, East Lothian.  They will shortly be living together in the same flat and are looking for female* support workers to join their team. They love socialising and having lots of fun, and they want staff who will involve them in all aspects of their support, helping them to live fulfilling and independent lives. Typical activities on support include assisting with household chores, cooking, assisting with finances, completing paperwork, encouraging hobbies and interests, medication administration and providing personal care.  Both have motability cars so drivers are preferred, but non-drivers will also be considered.

We are also looking for male* support workers in Haddington.  Having a driving licence and your own transport would be an advantage.

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Shifts are varied and include day shifts, early mornings, evenings, weekend shifts and sleepovers, and may include providing support to other service users in other parts of East Lothian.  Full-time, part-time and casual positions are available.

  • £17,745 – £18,671 per annum pro-rata
  • Casual support worker hourly rate: £8.75
  • Sleepover Payment of £62.64 per night

Candidates must be great communicators and problem solvers, and be fully committed to the Action Group’s values of equality, inclusion and opportunity for all. No experience or formal qualifications are necessary.

Benefits include

  • Mileage allowance whilst on shift
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Want to know more? Call us on 0131 475 2342 for an informal chat and more information.

To apply, please read the job description(PDF) and complete the application form.

You can also download the MS Word-version of the application form.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

*exempt under The Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1.

To apply, please read the job description and complete the application form.

Apply online

Downloads

You can also apply by downloading the forms below.  Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.  

If you prefer to complete a paper form, get in touch and we would be happy to send one to you in the post.

Please note:
As a Disability Confident Employer we particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will be invited to interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the job.  If you feel that you fit this criteria, then please make us aware of this in writing when you apply.

Some posts are covered by exemptions listed in schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

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