Social Care Assistant - ORK08308

Orkney Islands Council

Social Care Assistant - ORK08308

£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: ORK08308

Full Job Description


Health and Community Care

Social Care Assistant, Various Locations

Various contracts from 14 hours to 37 hours per week
£31,827 - £32,515 pro-rata / £16.50 - £16.85 per hour (including 15% shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)
£30,562 - £31,220 pro-rata / £15.84 - £16.18 per hour (including 10% shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)
£28,034 - £28,632 pro-rata / £14.53 - £14.84 per hour (No shift allowance but including Distant Islands Allowance)

For more information on our jobs with shift allowance please read the job profiles attached to this advertisement.

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 provide person centred care and support to older people and / or to people who have a learning or physical disability to enable them to live as independently as possible, in line with the principles of the Health and Social Care Standards and the Scottish Social Services Codes of practice and local and national policies in relation to the protection of vulnerable adults.

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 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: Caroline Penman, Team Manager, Social Care. Telephone or email

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