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Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP) 

The Glasgow City care service is delivered by Glasgow City Council under the management of the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership.

The Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership is a partnership between Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, who plan and deliver health and social care services together for Glasgow. A key priority of the partnership is to make sure that care and support enables people to continue to live in their own homes and communities. 

Opportunities to work in Care Services

Home Care - Older People - Home Carer

There is so much more to home care than people think. At Glasgow City care services our home carers provide a lifeline which allows vulnerable citizens of Glasgow to remain independently in their own homes for longer. From administering medication to using specialist equipment, our highly trained home carers deliver a vital service which enhances the quality of service users' lives.

If you are a compassionate individual who has what it takes to make a difference to people's lives then you can start your career in home care today.

Simply register your details here to become a Home Carer


Residential Care - Older People - Social Care Assistant

If you are looking for a career which makes a positive difference, then being a Social Care Assistant in one of our care homes for older people could be for you.  Our Glasgow City Care Homes provide care and support in enabling surroundings to our residents 24/7 where you would work 12 hour shifts. 

You should hold values which promote the well-being of older people and a desire to support others with compassion and kindness while respecting their rights and choices within their daily lives. 

To work in Social Care you need the right qualities, but you gain the qualifications while in the job. When you work for the partnership you are supported to embark on a continuous learning pathway helping you to gain the skills and knowledge that are required for your role.

Simply apply for our current live advert here to become a Social Care Assistant


Working in Home Care - Older People

Glasgow home care service is delivered 365 days a year, there are a range of shift patterns available including 7 days on and 7 days off and weekend work.

Below are examples of some of the shifts which we can offer.

Average Contracted Hours per weekExample Work PatternsHours Worked
17.57 days on / 7 days off07:30 to 10.30 then 12.00 to 14.00
17.57 days on / 7 days off16:30 to 21:30
197 days on / 7 days offMonday to Friday 16.30 to 20.30

Saturday and Sunday 07.30 to 10.30 then 12.00 to 14.00 then16.30 to 20.30

10Every Saturday and Sunday07.30 to 10.30am then 12.00 to 14.00
14Every Saturday and Sunday07.30 to 10.30 then 17.00 to 21.00

Annual Salary Range (based on an average 35 hours contracted per week)

Core Pay: £18,270.32 - £19,948.79 (pro rata)

Non-core Pay: £1,867 - £3,598 (Pro-Rata, dependant on shift pattern) - Non-core pay is an additional payment due to Working Context and Demands and Non-standard Working Pattern/Hours. Payments are made in accordance with pay frequency.

We have a particular requirement for home carers in Glasgow North West and South, but we try where we can to place home carers in the area in which they live.

No previous experience or qualifications are necessary and all training will be provided by our in-house training team to give you the required skills and confidence to enable you to begin your career as a home carer.

What happens next?

After you register your interest you will be sent a link by email to complete a value based assessment - this is to give us a better idea about you as a person and your suitability to work in a care environment. Please check your junk mail in case it gets filtered out.

Following completion of the assessment you will receive an automated email to confirm your responses have been received by our team. You will be notified by email whether you will be invited to complete the next stage, which involves the completion of an application form.

Providing you are successful you will then be contacted to attend a recruitment event where you will receive information about the jobs available, the training and the service.

You will also be interviewed and asked to complete Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme paperwork - this will allow us to check for any criminal offences, these must be disclosed in advance.

What happens if I cannot email my application?

If you are unable to seek support to complete your online application then you can contact the team to request a paper assessment to be sent by post. The recruitment team can be contacted on 0141 471 3769

Working in Residential Care - Older People

Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership provides residential care and support in a homely environment to older people across the city.

Career Pathway

A role as a Social Care Assistant within the HSCP is not only a rewarding job but could be the beginning of a long career doing life changing work. Glasgow City HSCP offers many types of services to people across the community, including residential care, care at home and housing support. Services mostly support adults, but you could become involved in supporting younger people too.

About our Care Homes 

Hawthorn House

• Service Manager - Shirley Coll
• Ashfield Street - Possilpark
• 120 bedded unit
• 30 beds provide Specialist Dementia Care
• 90 beds support older people


• Service Manager - TBC
• Springfield Road - Dalmarnock
• 120 bedded unit
• 15 beds provide Specialist Dementia Care
• 105 beds support older people

Orchard Grove

• Service Manager - Andrew Renshaw
• Prospecthill Circus, Toryglen
• 120 bedded unit
• 15 beds provide Specialist Dementia Care
• 105 beds support older people


• Service Manager - Anne Gallanagh
• Leithland Road - Pollock
• 120 bedded unit
• 15 beds provide Specialist Dementia Care
• 105 beds support older people

Victoria Gardens

• Service Manager - Linda Benedetti
• Blawarthill Place, Knightswood
• 70 bedded unit supporting older people


Working for us

Working with older adults is a rewarding job and can offer great flexibility.

Rotas within the establishments cover 7 days therefore you must be available to cover the full roster requirements. Shift patterns are 12 hour shifts, day or night posts. 

Full time (35 hours) - 3 x 12 hour shifts over 7 days

Part time (24 hours) - 2 x 12 hour shifts over 7 days

Working 1 weekend in 3 of a 6 week rota

The Social Care Assistant posts are graded PCS2, Grade 3 (Core Pay).  It also attracts a Non Standard Work Pattern (NSWP) and Working Contents and Demand (WCD) payment.  A yearly incremental progression is applied to the core pay from your start date, taking your up each level - Entry / Interim / Proven level(s).  Detailed below illustrates the starting Entry level for day and night posts.  The following links illustrate all incremental progression levels for each post -

pdf icon SCA Salaries - 12 hours - (Days) [106kb]

pdf icon SCA Salaries - 12 hours - (Nights) [107kb]

SCA(Day) - 12 hr shifts

Core Pay/NCP



PCS 2/Grade 3




Level 1



Level C




£20,653.32 full time salary - 35 hours

Weekly Hours


£14,162.28 part time salary - 24 hours


SCA(Night) - 12 hr shifts

Core Pay/NCP



PCS 2/Grade 3




Level 1



Level G




£27,808.32 full time salary - 35 hours

Weekly Hours


£19,068.56 part time salary - 24 hours

Applicants will be expected to cover citywide to support demands of service when required.

Upon recruitment we will carry out a Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme record check and you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of taking up post. As a registered professional, there is a requirement that you obtain the appropriate qualification for the role e.g. SVQ 2 in Health and Social Care, within a set timescale.

You are required to have some previous formal or lived experience of supporting vulnerable adults / older people either in a professional or personal capacity.

As a staff member working within the care homes there is an expectation that you uphold and practice in line with the workplace values, which are:

  • Kindness and Compassion
  • Safeguarding
  • Continuous Learning and Reflection
  • Commitment to providing Quality Care and Support 

Duties and Responsibilities of a Social Care Assistant

To show commitment to the wellbeing of people who use our care and support service.

To engage with and listen to the people you support to find out what matters to them enabling us to provide a service that is person centred.

Deliver high quality care and support in line with the Health & Social Care Standards

To assist people in a way that they choose which maintains their individuality, dignity and independence. You may be required to;

  • Assist sensitively with personal hygiene.
  • Administer medication safely.
  • Support participation in recreational activities according to interests and preferences.
  • Assist with eating and drinking when and where the individual chooses.
  • Provide compassionate emotional support when times are difficult.
  • Provide moving and handling support that is safe and appropriate for the person.
  • Seek assistance from Health Care Professionals when asked or have concerns about a person's wellbeing.

Working in Social Care can make a difference to your life by caring for someone else's. This work is about helping people to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them. You'll go home each day knowing you made a difference. #lifechangingwork

Apply today!

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