Mobile Community Responder - ORK08306

Orkney Islands Council

Mobile Community Responder - ORK08306

£30,001 - £40,000

Orkney Islands Council, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 3 weeks ago, 19 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: 22-06-2025 (In 342 days)

job Ref: ORK08306

Full Job Description


Health and Community Care

Mobile Community Responder, Various Locations

Various contracts from 14 hours to 37 hours per week
£33,269 - £34,001 pro rata / £17.25 - £17.62 per hour (including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)

This post also attracts a Golden Hello Payment of £2,000 – please see attached Terms and Conditions, and the Job Pack(s) for more information about this scheme and other benefits.

You will work as part of a team to provide a Community Care Alarm Responder service to individuals living in the communities of Orkney. Assisting individuals to remain at home as independently as possible and deliver services, in line with the principles of the Health and Social Care Standards. Within the Responder service there are two different teams, the Red Team and the Green Team. The Red Team work three shifts including nights and the Green team work two shifts with no nightshift but a midnight finish time. The main difference between them is that the Green Team also helps to provide short-term support to individuals following discharge from hospital and delivery of support to prevent hospital admissions.

You will hold or achieve within 5 years, an SVQ 2 (SCQF Level 6) in Health and Social Care or other equivalent level qualification accepted by SSSC for registration You will hold a Full UK Driving Licence to be able to drive a car/small van You will have the ability to treat people with dignity, respect and compassion and ensure people are included in and supported to make decisions for themselves You will have good written and verbal communication skills and show a basic understanding of health and safety for yourself and others including risk assessment Further information relating to the role and the requirements for it is available in the attached Job Profile.

This recruitment campaign is ongoing until 22 June 2025. Submitted application forms will be considered every two weeks with interviews taking place on a rolling programme. If you are interested in these vacancies we would kindly encourage you apply without delay. Please select your preferred contracted hours and work location(s) in the Candidate Preferences in the application form.

For an informal discussion or further information about these roles, please contact: Erin Johnston – Registered Manager, on or at

Please note that interview and relocation expenses will be paid for this post, in accordance with Council policy.