Care assistant

About Leuchie House

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. 

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

Working as part of our dedicated nursing and care team, you'll provide individualised personal care to our guests. This could involve helping guests get up and about in the morning, assisting them at meal times, giving them support throughout the day, joining in activities, going out on trips, and helping them get ready for bed.

A break at Leuchie is about much more than just a change of care environment for our guests though. It's about helping them do new things, try different experiences, make new friends and have fun. That's one of the things that makes Leuchie different, and you'll be an important part of that too!  You'll get involved in our daily activities programme, which includes everything from arts and crafts, to strolls in the grounds, to quiz nights, to cocktail evenings. You'll also accompany guests on outings around East Lothian and Edinburgh, so your day could involve a stroll round the Botanic Gardens, or a trip to the Scottish Seabird Centre, or out for a pub lunch, or even helping a guest take off on a microlight flight!

If you've already worked in a caring environment, we'll do everything we can to help you keep developing your skills and experience.

If you're new to care, 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 care assistants. Through our comprehensive 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. 


This is a permanent role working on a rotational shift basis. Standard shift times are 7.30am-3pm and 2.30-10pm. We have one part time and one full time vacancy.  

Salary and benefits

  • £9 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 including a 1pm finish on that Friday


How to apply

Please complete and return the application form below by email to, or send it by post to HR, 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.

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