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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)

Support Worker / Weekend Day Care, Airyhall

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. The role is required each weekend so can either be offered on the basis of working 16 hours per week (Saturday and Sunday, 16 hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or alternate weekends with the post shared.

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 J02418
Status Permanent, Part-time

Qualified Rate:  £8.46 per hour

Unqualified Scale:  £8.69 - £8.92 per hour

Unit description link Weekend Day Care 
Job description link Support Worker / Driver JD
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Head of Quality & Compliance

VSA is the North East of Scotland's leading social care charity, delivering a range of social care services to all age groups.  Our mission is to provide the best lives for those within our care and this is delivered through our dedicated and professional front-line care workers and support staff.  Our work is underpinned by rigorous and robust processes and procedures to ensure we deliver the best of care across our diverse range of services.  In order to further enhance our work in this area, we are now recruiting for a newly created post of Head of Quality & Compliance.

In this varied role, you will be responsible for creating a culture and environment in which quality assurance & compliance (in particular around GDPR) are managed effectively to enable VSA to fulfil its mission to provide the best of care. You will ensure policies and practices are adopted that support VSA to fulfil all of its statutory and regulatory requirements, in line with VSA’s strategic mission, aims and values.  You will provide guidance and leadership to both the Quality Assurance Manager and Data Protection & Freedom of Information Manager, as well as supporting the designated VSA Data Protection Officer to fulfil their obligations.

You must possess previous experience of a compliance role or have worked in a social care setting with regulatory dialogue.  A knowledge of national care standards and GDPR is also preferred.  A credible leader, you will possess sound commercial awareness, a pragmatic approach to risk and an ability to work collaboratively with others.

This is an exciting opportunity to make an impact in a role where you can truly make a difference to the lives of others. 

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number J02318
Status Permanent, Full-time (35 hours per week)
Salary £ Competitive
Informal contact Alan Clark (Recruitment Supervisor) -
Job description link Head of Quality & Compliance JD


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Teacher (Additional Support Needs)

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).

We are seeking an Additional Support Needs (ASN) Teacher who is either GTCS-registered or alternatively looking to fulfil their probationary year within an ASN environment. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who will join us in our creative and compassionate approach to learning following the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE); aimed at bringing out the very best in our children and young people and preparing them for a fulfilling adult life.

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 & organisation 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 J02118

Permanent, Full-time (Qualified Teacher) or Probationary Year

Part-time also considered

Salary Probationer:  Teacher Main Grade Scale 0
                        £22,866 (FTE)

Qualified:      Teachers Main Grade Scale 1 to 6
                       £27,438– £36,480 (FTE)
Informal contact Gillian Kimber - or 01224 358580
Closing date Thursday 29th March 2018
Unit description link Linn Moor Residential School
Job description link Teacher (ASN), JD 


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General Assistant (19 hrs per week), Northfield Lodge

We are currently recruiting a General Assistant at Northfield Lodge whose role will be to offer domestic support to ensure our service environments are kept to a high standard of cleanliness.  You will provide support and assistance in the kitchen and dining room and carry out housekeeping tasks.  You should have some basic food preparation skills, a keen eye for detail and be comfortable carrying out routine procedures according to specified work standards.

This role is offered on a staff basis, working 19 hours per week (Monday to Thursday 12.00 - 4.00pm, Friday 11.00am - 2.00pm).

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number J02018
Status Permanent, Part-time (19 hrs per week)
Salary £7.50 per hour
Unit description link Northfield Lodge
Job description link General Assistant, Northfield Lodge JD 


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Cafe Manager (Part-time), Easter Anguston Farm

Closing date: 28th March 2018

Set in idyllic countryside west of Peterculter, Easter Anguston is an operational farm which serves as a training facility for adults with learning difficulties and other additional support needs. In addition to the 70 acres of arable land, we also have a thriving cafe and farm shop which is open all year round to the public between 10am and 4pm, seven days a week.  We offer a range of visitor attractions where the public can engage with the service, share our wonderful setting and experience all the hard work put in by the trainees.

Following the refurbishment of our cafe, we are now seeking a part-time Cafe Manager to assume overall responsibility for its safe and efficient operation.You will provide support and guidance to all cafe staff to ensure that the team provides a professional, friendly and efficient service to all customers and visitors, including schools and corporate groups visiting Easter Anguston Farm.

You should possess previous relevant experience in customer facing roles, together with knowledge to support the running of a busy cafe environment.  An ability to effectively plan menus and manage stock is also required, together with experience of supervising staff.  In return, VSA provides training and development opportunities, as well as a positive working environment.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number J01718
Status Permanent, Part-time
Salary  TBC 
Closing date 28th March 2018
Unit description link Easter Anguston Farm
Job description link  Cafe Manager JD.pdf
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Residential Care & Education Support Worker, Linn Moor School (Peterculter)

Help us to provide the Best of Care

Linn Moor Residential School has a long history of providing specialist residential care and education for children and young adults with autism, related conditions such as social and communication difficulties, and learning disability.  We are committed to promoting the values of respect, dignity, participation and self-determination. This is achieved by the child/young person being at the centre of all we do. We respect and see each child/young adult as unique and while fully recognising their difficulties, we focus on their rights to have and enjoy an ordinary life.

Working across both the Education and Care services at our Linn Moor Campus, you will help to provide a quality service to meet the needs of our students with additional support needs. An SCQF Level 7 in Social Services and Healthcare (or equivalent) and an HNC in Social Care would be beneficial but it is not essential at this stage (although you must be willing to work towards this or the Level 9 Residential Childcare Qualification). Ideally you should have some experience of working with children and/or young adults with autism / learning difficulties and have the ability to engage/relate to them through effective communication skills and the ability to deal with complex and challenging behaviour. You must be willing to work flexibly in both care and education settings, recognising that a different skill set is required and appropriate in each to support the child/young person in their physical, psychological and emotional development.

We operate a variety of shifts including evenings / weekends as and when required and we can offer some free transport to/from the city centre for those working early/late shifts.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number J01618
Status Permanent, Full-time (39 hours per week)

£18,587.67 (Unqualified rate)

£20,587.68 - £22,218.01 (Qualified scale)

Unit description link  Linn Moor campus
Job description link  Residential Care & Education Support Worker JD
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