Night Shift Support Assistant

  • Full time
  • £24,820
  • Dunedin Harbour, 4 Parliament Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6EB
  • Closing 1st December 2023

  • Advertised from 17th November 2023
  • Contract: Permanent. Work pattern: 36.5 hours


Wheatley Homes East

Do you want to work with a values-driven organisation that makes a difference to people’s lives?

Come and join Wheatley Homes East as Night Shift Support Assistant.

About the role

Our Dunedin Harbour hostel in Edinburgh offers accommodation and support to people who find themselves homeless. Our dedicated staff help residents tackle the issues they face, including trauma, addiction and mental health, and provide them with support to address any issues and a pathway back into a permanent home.

Who are we looking for?

As night shift support assistant, you will provide basic advice, assistance and support to service users during the night to ensure the provision of a 24-hour service, ensuring there is a supportive and safe living environment for all service users.

It’s essential the post-holder has excellent verbal and written communication skills, customer service skills, IT literacy and ability to manage a night shift pattern. A professional qualification in housing / care support or allied discipline is desirable, experience of paid or voluntary work at a similar level is essential.

The benefits we offer

As part of Wheatley Group, we offer a sector-leading benefits package.

The successful candidate will receive:

  • a rewarding career with a competitive salary;
  • access to a contributory pension scheme;
  • excellent leave entitlements;
  • enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave;
  • contributions towards dental, optical, driving lessons and more;
  • access to staff inclusion networks promoting an inclusive workplace; and
  • 24/7 access to our employee assistance programme.

Committed to inclusion

At Wheatley, are always looking to improve diversity within our teams. We want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can contribute their best work and achieve their full potential.

We actively celebrate our individual differences and recognise the collective strength this brings our organisation. It’s important our teams represent the communities we serve, and we welcome applications from any under-represented groups.

We want all our candidates to shine. If you need any reasonable adjustments to help you feel more comfortable during the recruitment process, please contact Rachel Young on 07867291367 or

Application notes

Closing date: 5pm on 1st December 2023

For an application pack and detailed job profile, please click here.

For a chat about the role, please contact Kevin Brodie on 0131 6245800 or kevin.brodie@wheatleyhomes-east-com