This vacancy has now closed

Relief Residential Workers

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Sycamore Fife (Dunfermline/Kirkcaldy)
  • Closing 22nd March 2023

  • Advertised from 6th March 2023
  • £11.83 per hour


About Sycamore Fife

The Aberlour Sycamore Services are based in Fife and are widely recognised in Scotland for providing a range of quality therapeutic residential, education and fostering experiences for some of the most vulnerable young people in the country. The Service is a national resource and as such receives referrals from throughout Scotland.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for people to join our relief pool who are passionate about supporting children and young people. The children and young people who live in our houses have experienced significant trauma in their young lives and our aim is to create loving, nurturing family homes where they feel safe and cared for.

Our relief workers play a crucial role in supporting our teams. This work is offered on a casual, hourly paid basis to provide cover during staff absence and/or particularly busy periods. Work will be offered in one of our four residential houses in Fife – three of these are in Kirkcaldy and one in Dunfermline.

Members of our relief pool have a varied range of backgrounds and often work in different areas of the workforce. Although experience in child-care is ideal, we would also like to hear from people who may have skills from their work experience in different sectors which would be transferrable and provide a good basis from which to learn and develop their skills, utilising the range of training we provide.

The last two years have been challenging for all of us and many of us are re-evaluating what we want out of life, including our working lives. Relief work enables you to test out your affinity and ability for working in residential child-care and, if you want to take things a step further, there are opportunities to move into a substantive role in the future.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

Application notes

If you have any queries please e-mail:

Please go to our website where you can apply online.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Closing Date, Midnight – Wednesday 22nd March 2023

A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912 Scottish Charity No. SC007991