We want people who share our values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family. We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences – including those who have lived through homelessness.
We are proud to have won Scotland’s Charity of the Year in 2020 and in 2021 we were delighted to win S1 Jobs Best Charity Employer award.
Working at Simon Community: What's it really like?
Meet the team
Challenges and rewards
Life changing projects
Staff reflections: Why I work in this space?
"When I first started I liked my job, but now I love it. It's so rewarding. The people we support now know my name and face and it feels good to build relationships".
"Through embedding harm reduction across the organisation, we meet people where they are at, without judgement, promote people’s rights and save lives. Every day".
Head of Policy & Practice
Driving positive change
"Simon Community is an organisation that drives positive change for the people we support, placing their needs at the heart of what we do to make things happen".
Annual Leave 35-38 days
When you join us you will receive 35 days of annual leave which rises to 38 days after 5 years. Having time off is important to recharge and have some time with family, friends or just to be on your own.
In addition to annual leave, all frontline staff have an additional two days leave to use as they wish, taking time off to relax, do some volunteering work, enjoy their birthday and spend time with the family – the key is to do something that makes you happy. No dentist appointments!
Based on a full time support worker, you pay 4% of your annual salary into your pension, as do SCS. This means that 8% is paid into your pension on an annual basis, so starting out as a Support Worker on £21,860 your pension contribution would be totalling a minimum of £1748.
Our life insurance plan is 5 times your salary. You have complete control over where and to whom you want the money paid upon your death. Starting off as a Support Worker would give you £114,765 life cover.
Cycle to Work Scheme
Cycling is great for your mental and physical health, it’s also good for the environment and is cheaper than the bus. Our Cycle Scheme is designed to help you buy a bike and equipment and pay in easy monthly payments.
We want to encourage and support cycling within and outside Simon Community Scotland, so to help our environment, improve our health and clean our air we will pay you 20p per mile to cycle to work, and back again of course!
We provide access to six free face to face or online counselling for staff. It is completely confidential and is provided by an external agency. The average cost of 6 counselling sessions means that you have access to £360 of mental health support, and you will get access within a week.
We have an excellent Occupational Health service that can provide you with a very personal and detailed consultation for up to an hour, considerably more than your GP can provide. The cost to Simon Community is £220, the cost to you, none.
Designed so that for every 80p you put into your Tax-Free Childcare account, the state will add 20p. The scheme gives you basic-rate tax back on your childcare bill meaning you could save up to £2,000 a year.
Hospital Saturday Fund
If you pay a minimum of £5 per month, you are eligible for health benefits worth £725 plus £7,500 health insurance cover.
After 5 years, you will receive 6 months full pay and 6 months half pay for sickness.