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Get into care and change people's lives

Working in care is an extremely rewarding job that makes a real difference to people's lives.

View our latest care vacancies

A role in social care is more than a job. By joining Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership, you will protect and care for people in our area, supporting them to lead a full and independent life.

Social care is all about providing the support to people who need it - whether that is physical, emotional or social - in a way that lets them maintain their independence, dignity and control.

Our short introductory video gives you an insight into working in social care, who are the Perth and Kinross Health Social Care Partnership and why a role in social care is more than a job.

We're looking for people who share our core values of kindness and respect.   Whilst we value experience, it is not always essential.

We welcome applications from all!

Listen to Edmond Freemantle, Living Well Facilitator who shares why men should consider a care in social care.

If you're looking for a career where you make a genuine difference to people in your community, then consider joining #TeamPKHSCP!

Our promise to you

  • You will work with skilled, passionate, and resilient people that inspire you.
  • You will be encouraged to develop your strengths, to learn and to flourish;
  • You will be supported to belong and feel connected with your team, communities and with the Health and Social Care Partnership;
  • You will be supported to focus on people and make a genuine difference to people's lives;
  • Every day and night will be different. Every day and night, we pledge you will have the support to do your best.

Why choose us?

As well as Perth and Kinross being one of the most scenic places in Scotland to stay and work, there are a variety of benefits of working with us!

Home / work benefits

  • Annual leave up from 26 Days to 36 days, dependent on your length of service
  • Enhanced occupational maternity / adoption pay
  • Flexible working
  • Worklife balance


Financial benefits

  • Scottish Living Wage Employer
  • Credit Union
  • Incremental pay scales
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Benefits Scheme


Career development benefits


Wellbeing support benefits


National accreditations

  • View our current Awards and accreditations
    • Scottish Living Wage
    • Disability Confident Leader
    • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland
    • Armed Forces Convenant - Employer Recognition Scheme
    • See Me - Partnership Working
    • Happy to talk flexible Working
    • Young Person's Guarantee Employer
    • Menopause Workplace Pledge



Can I apply if I have no experience in social care jobs?

Yes! We have roles that can offer you training whilst enhancing your skills and experience. What is important to us is that you share our core values of kindness and respect.

Is the job well paid?

Yes! We're a Scottish Living Wage Employer. Travel time is given and mileage is paid. Social Care Officers and Reablement Assistants are currently on TAS4 Grade.  View our  salary scales (PDF) [124KB] .

Will I be paid for my breaks?

Yes! And please make sure to take your breaks for your wellbeing.

Will I need to pay for any training?

No, we will pay for any training you require to complete your role. All we ask is that you give your all in any training! There will also be opportunities to further your career and we will support you in this too!

Do I get supplied with clothing and equipment?

Yes, we will supply you with the necessary clothing and equipment to do your job. For any specialist equipment that is needed, you will be fully trained before using this.

Do I need a driving licence?

For roles in e.g. HART, Community Alarms and Day Care, a driving licence is generally necessary as staff are likely to be travelling to service users' homes on a regular basis. 

For roles in Care Homes and our Supported Living Team specifically, having a driving licence is preferable, but not necessarily required. 

Always check the job advert where it will confirm if you need a driving licence. 

I'm interested but I'm not sure what caring role would suit me?

Then please contact us!  We're interested in you if you're passionate about helping people lead a fulfilling life. You can contact one of our team, by emailing, who will be able to guide and help you make the right choice:

  • Brian Kinnear
  • Shona MacLean
  • Jenny Hughes


Last modified on 18 October 2023

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