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VSA is always pleased to consider applications from highly skilled and dynamic individuals. This page provides a list of current career opportunities. Please submit an application form for advertised vacancies as CVs are only accepted in conjunction with completed forms.

For further details of each individual vacancy below, please click on that vacancy’s ‘read more’ link and the full job description, including terms and conditions, can be viewed by following the ‘Adobe PDF’ link at the end of the vacancy.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for any of the jobs here then you can:

  • APPLY ONLINE (remember to take a note of the job reference, post title, workplace and closing date before going to the online application form)
  • CONTACT JOB LINE on 01224 358589 for further information and to request an application form (please quote reference number)

Trusts & Foundations Fundraising Co-ordinator

Closing date: 16th October 2017

Established in 1870 VSA is a leading social care charity in the UK with a firm commitment to delivering the best of care to the most vulnerable of people living in Aberdeen. Since the charity was first established we have helped thousands of people and their families across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Today VSA provides support and services to people of all ages across four core areas: Children and Families; Adult and Community; Education and Learning; and Carers Support.

As a charity we rely on a diverse range of funding to enable us to deliver a wide range of services across the city. As we seek to further diversify our sources of funding, VSA has recently undertaken a strategic review of its fundraising activities.

As part of this review, VSA is now recruiting a Trusts & Foundations Fundraising Co-ordinator, to help us grow and diversify our income from trusts, foundations and grant making bodies. This is a newly created role within the organisation which will report into our Head of Fundraising. This is an exciting time to join the fundraising team as we are in the process of developing a campaign in the lead up to our 150th anniversary in 2020.

You will be responsible for researching, writing and submitting detailed and engaging funding applications as we seek to develop and expand support for our services. You will be responsible for developing relationships with charitable trusts and other grant giving bodies and will need to demonstrate a proven track record of financial success in these areas, or other similar experience.

Prior experience of communicating with funders and providing grant compliance reports, together with the ability to work on your own initiative, is also required. The ability to work on multiple funding applications at the same time is essential, as is having accurate and clear reporting skills and a natural flair for writing compelling and tailored applications. You will possess excellent research, organisation and communication skills and display a proactive, enthusiastic and flexible approach to work.

In return, a competitive salary is on offer, together with flexible working arrangements. Working as part of a team passionate about the work that we do, this represents an exceptional opportunity for a talented and driven individual to build new networks and to work collaboratively with colleagues across VSA in shaping funding approaches and applications to help support the work we do with some of the most vulnerable people living in Aberdeen.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H07717
Status Full-time, Permanent (35 hours per week)
Salary £ Competitive
Informal contact Jennifer Mitchell (Head of Fundraising) -
Job description link Trusts & Foundations Fundraising Co-ordinator
Closing date 15th October 2017
Interview date Anticipated week commencing 23rd October 2017
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Relief Support Worker

Join our relief pool and enjoy the flexibility of picking up shifts to suit your lifestyle.

VSA is currently looking to supplement our relief pool across our Adult & Community directorate.  We offer a wide range of services to support some of the most vulnerable groups in Aberdeen and this breadth provides our workers with a variety of settings in which to work and gain experience.

Working alongside our permanent staff you will similarly provide a professional, caring and effective service to our service users.  Any prior experience would be welcome but is not essential as full on the job training will be provided.  You must however be willing to attain an SVQ Level II in Health and Social Care if you do not already hold one. We welcome applications from those who would like the opportunity to work within social care or those simply seeking a change of direction.

We operate services in different locations across the city and by joining our relief pool, you will have access to a range of shifts to fit around other commitments. 

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H07817
Status Relief
Salary £8.46 per hour
Unit description link Adult & Community
Job description link Relief Support Worker JD.pdf
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Learning & Development Co-ordinator

VSA is committed to delivering the Best of Care to those within our diverse range of services across Aberdeen.  In order to deliver on this objective, we take pride in providing staff with a broad range of training opportunities and support through formal qualifications, to further their professional development.  Central to this support is the Learning & Development team which supports VSA wide service delivery and, as appropriate, commissioning and evaluation of learning & development solutions, in order to support the continuous improvement in organisational performance and behaviours (culture change) across the organisation. 

Due to an internal transfer, VSA is now seeking a Learning & Development Co-ordinator to supervise and manage the Learning & Development team, providing regular supervision and support to ensure the objectives of the department are met.  You must possess excellent training development expertise, sound communication skills, and a proven ability to deliver training.  Experience of working with e-learning / Learning Management Systems is also required, as is an ability to prioritise a varied workload.  Previous experience in facilitating and supporting leadership and management development programmes would also be beneficial. 

If you possess the enthusiasm and drive to join our dynamic team, we would love to hear from you.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H07417
Status Permanent, Full-time (35 hours per week)
Salary £ Competitive
Informal contact Alan Clark (Recruitment Supervisor) -
Job description link  Learning & Development Co-ordinator JD.pdf


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Senior Teacher (Additional Support Needs), Linn Moor Campus

Linn Moor Residential School is an independent Education & Care facility which caters for children and young people with complex needs, 5-18 years old (current roll: 9-18 years).

An opportunity has arisen for a GTCS registered Senior Teacher (ASN) who will have the additional responsibility of supporting the Head Teacher in developing and managing the learning and teaching provision at Linn Moor School; ensuring the school is improving the educational experiences and lives of young people .

As many of our youngsters have a diagnosis of autism and can display challenging behaviours you will engage with different communication and teaching tools (e.g. Makaton, PECs, Video Interaction Guidance & Intensive Interaction) as well as receive training in Behaviour Support Strategies (BSS). You will be expected to contribute to the teaching team as well as to the school & organization on a wider scale. However, if you are interested in developing communication and interaction as well as engagement within the broader curriculum (CfE), you will fit very well within our team.


Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H06917
Status Permanent, Full-time
Salary £ Competitive
Informal contact Gillian Kimber -
Unit description link  Linn Moor Campus
Job description link  Senior Teacher Job Description


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Support Worker/Driver, Weekend Day Care

Are you seeking a new challenge working in social care over the weekend? We are looking for a Support Worker/Driver to work within our Weekend Day Care Services. Working every Saturday and Sunday 16 hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., you will be responsible for the transportation and care/personal support of our service users (older people) to and from our Activities Centre at Airyhall.  Applicants must hold a full driver’s licence with the entitlement to drive a minibus (D1) and full MIDAS training will be provided.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact May MacDougall on 01224 679025 or email

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H06417
Status Permanent, Part-time

£6,589.44 per annum based on 16 hours (Unqualified Rate) 

£6,905.60 to £7,038.72 per annum based on 16 hours(qualified)

Informal contact  May MacDougall on 01224 679025 or email
Unit description link  Weekend Day Care
Job description link  H06417 .pdf
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Support Worker - Mental Health Services

At VSA our mission is to provide the Best of Care to those who utilise our services.  In order to provide this, we require caring, friendly and enthusiastic staff.

Our Mental Health services provide a range of individualised person-centred support promoting independence, peer support and social integration.  The recovery model is at the heart of our work and we ensure people receive the required support to make sure they are able to build skills that allow them to self-manage their conditions.  

We are currently recruiting within our Mental Health  teams and would love to hear from those with a passion for working in this area.  Working an average of 28 hours per week, you will provide a professional, caring and effective service to our service users.  Any prior experience would be welcome but is not essential as full on the job training will be provided.  You must however be willing to undertake an SVQ Level II in Health and Social Care if you do not already hold one.  If you have a genuine interest to work within social care or are simply seeking a change of direction we would welcome your application You will work on a rota basis over 7 days which will include some evenings and weekends plus some sleepovers, for which an allowance will be paid.

We are currently recruiting Support Workers at the following Mental Health Services:

Arrdeir House


Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H06317
Status Permanent, Part-time (28 hours per week)
Salary Unqualified at £12,317.76.00 per annum (£8.46 per hour)  
Qualified at £12,654.37 - £12,982.42per annum (£8.69 - £8.92 per hour) 
Unit description link Mental Health Services overview
Job description link Support Worker MHS Job Description.pdf
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