General assistant

About Leuchie House

This is a really exciting time to join Leuchie! We have gone from strength to strength since becoming an independent charity in 2011 and are now looking to the future.

Set in the beautiful East Lothian countryside beside North Berwick, Leuchie House is Scotland's only dedicated respite centre offering short breaks to people with a wide range of long term conditions including multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s. 

We are committed to ensuring all our guests have a five star experience and every member of staff plays a part in creating the fun and positive country house feel that is central to that.

Our focus is as much on social care as on health, ensuring that every guest has the chance to take part in the kinds of things that will make their break special.

The learning and development of our staff is crucial. We provide full support and training to all new members of staff through a comprehensive induction programme. And with further ongoing training provided, a positive and friendly approach is the first thing we look for in candidates.

The role

​Leuchie’s general assistants play an important part in creating the welcoming, friendly environment Leuchie House is known for. The main focus of the role is to help our guests at mealtimes, making sure they have all the support they need. You'll provide eating and drinking assistance at breakfast or evening meal times, and on the evening shift you'll also help our guest engagement team with our activities and entertainment programme. This is a very social role where you'll chat with and get to know Leuchie's guests, helping deliver the warm, person-centred support that makes each guest's respite break enjoyable and memorable. A varied and interesting post, you'll work with colleagues in our operations and guest engagement teams.

If you haven't worked in this type of role before, we'd still love to hear from you. A friendly, caring, person-centred approach is one of the most important things we ask of our general assistants. Through our induction and training process, we'll make sure you get all the support and skills you need to deliver the five star service Leuchie is famous for. In return, we can offer you a great package of benefits, a special place to work, and a chance to be a light in the lives of people living with long term conditions.


This is a part-time permanent role working 28 hours each fortnight. These hours will be split between four hour shifts: 8am-12 noon and 5.15-9.15pm.

Salary and benefits

  • £8.75 per hour
  • The chance to make a real difference to the lives of people with long term conditions
  • A unique and beautiful working environment
  • Paid training and induction
  • 35 days holiday entitlement pro rata
  • Life assurance, workplace pension, discounted gym membership, employee assistance programme, health cash scheme, access to SCVO Credit Union, discounted home cooked food, free will writing and amendment service
  • At least every other weekend off and a 1pm finish on that Friday

How to apply

Please complete and return the application form below, or email your CV to Nicole Turner, HR Coordinator or by post to Nicole Turner, Leuchie House, North Berwick EH39 5NT.

All posts at Leuchie are subject to either a Protection of Vulnerable Groups register check or a Police Act Disclosure check. Leuchie is a charity registered in Scotland SC042249.

Closing date

Monday 30 July 2018

More information

General assistant job description

Leuchie House application form

Five star team commitments

Secure handling of Disclosure/PVG information

Recruitment of ex-offenders policy

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