Welcome to Bluebird Care Careers in Edinburgh

Join the Bluebird Care team and help make a real difference to someone's life with an incredibly rewarding career in care.

Join Bluebird Care

They say ‘home is where the heart is’ and we at Bluebird Care keep our customers safe and cared for in theirs.​

More people than ever are choosing to receive care at home, but what makes them choose Bluebird Care?

Our staff members are the face of our company and it’s our care teams that enable our customers to stay in the comfort of their own homes. Our teams provide vital care and support as well as building and growing relationships, bringing smiles to the faces of our customers, laughing, sharing experiences, listening to stories and sometimes wiping away tears.

Being a part of our dedicated Bluebird Care team is immensely rewarding, but it also demands commitment and professionalism. Working with some of the most vulnerable members of society can give enormous satisfaction to the right person. It offers the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives; a vocation rather than just a job.

We are looking for people who are passionate about great care. If you share our commitment to provide the best home care services, get in touch with us today.

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Edinburgh

75a Peffer Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH16 4BB

0131 258 5005
About us

At Bluebird Care we believe that care matters and we are committed to providing the highest quality home care so that our customers can remain in their own homes.

We work alongside families and individuals to tailor our services to help our customers stay in control of their own care for as long as they are able to. Delivering the very best homecare is our passion, and we strive to achieve this every day.

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Meet our team of care professionals

Nina Maclean
HR and Training Manager

When I first moved to Scotland 5 years ago, I worked for a Recruitment company and this opened my eyes to the Care Sector.  An opportunity arose at Bluebird Care as a Coordinator, which I applied for and was successful.  I started with Bluebird Care in March 2011 and have not looked back since.  I loved my role as a coordinator and in 2012 won Coordinator of the Year at the Scottish Care Awards. 
From a personal point of view, this was a very proud moment for myself. 
 
I took a short break from the business to have my little girl, and have returned as the HR and Training Manager.  This role is rewarding and enables me to do a job that I am passionate about.  I get to work with all staff members in regards to their personal development and career with Bluebird Care, whilst being able to also work on projects such as Step Into Leadership and Lesson Plans/Observations. I enjoy developing new resources and delivering training and mentoring where possible.  The other important role with job is supporting the management team and Directors with recruitment, changes within the business and absence management.

Peter Stevenson
Recruitment Resourcer

I have been involved within the recruitment industry for over 30 years at various levels throughout my career, being REC accredited and part CIPD qualified.

I truly understand the importance of listening, engaging and delivering for prospective candidates, having latterly worked for a large health organisation managing a large area, ensuring medication reached vulnerable people in the community. 

This enthused me to move into a care role that would utilise my skills and add value to the Bluebird Care family ethos; the feeling I get when providing a dedicated and caring individual from initial contact through to first day induction …. Is “Brill”

Lindsey Clark
People Development and Engagement

My career background initially was always secretarial. When my children were small I wanted something that would give me to flexibility to enable me to work from home, so I started a small ironing business with a few clients. As my children moved onto High school I felt the time was right to re-evaluate my career and see what my next challenge would be!

Around about the same time, my mother had been receiving care at home and I was taken with the way the carers dealt with and interacted (or not) with her and the whole thing struck a chord with me. The whole concept of looking after others, less fortunate than myself, in the comfort of their own home really appealed to me so I did some research on the sector. Upon reading, it made me want to make this my new profession as I felt I would be good fit for any good organisation willing to take a chance on someone who never did this type of thing before, but someone who had a good heart and was keen to learn.

I applied to Bluebird Care Edinburgh, as I’d heard great things about them, was interviewed and offered a role which I readily accepted. I really enjoyed the initial week induction training and felt I was ready to start my new career as a Care Assistant.Being a Carer really made me feel that I was making a difference, I loved going into my Customers houses and making a difference to their daily lives.It made me realise that even the little things meant such a lot to them. My role gave me such a feeling of job satisfaction that I have made a difference to people lives.

I have been with Bluebird Care for 5 years now and have really enjoyed it all. I am very keen to progress my career and when a position became available working as the  Recruitment Resourcer, I jumped at the chance to further enhance my care sector experience. I loved seeing how the new staff progressed, from my initial contact through to the delivery of care and some of the wonderful comments from both colleagues and customers alike.

I have a passion for learning and developing people within the workforce and overall care sector and I am proud to say that my new role as People Development & Engagement Officer has re-invigorated me and I am thoroughly enjoying this new role within Bluebird Care, as I still feel that I can make a difference, but just in a different area.

Tracie Stevens
Office & Finance Manager

I started off my Career working in a lawyers when I left school but found this very boring. I then moved onto the Examinations Department within the National Board of Nursing and Midwifery for Scotland which I found very interesting when meeting with all the Health Care staff who put together the exam papers. I wanted to travel so worked in Australia for a year. When I returned I wanted to move into nursing and worked as an auxiliary for a couple of years. I was then offered a position to help run and build up a cleaning business which I jumped at as this was the challenge I was looking for.

After 20 years we had built this to a National Company employing more than 1000 staff and ended up as Director of Finance and Administration. I found there was no longer a challenge for me then decided to set up my own cleaning business, this quickly turned into more of a care role as I ended up helping the older Customers with personal care as well as their cleaning. I enjoyed helping others less fortunate and able than myself and went to work with the disabled as a support worker – empowering them to improve  and enjoy life, while doing this I worked as a Supervisor for a Care at home company which I also found I had so much job satisfaction from helping others.

It was after this I moved to Bluebird Care in 2011 . I have had varied roles within the company enjoying each of them. I left my full time job to become a Mum in 2013 but did not want to stop working with Bluebird Care so I returned  part time in their accounts department and love my job and the company I work with. In 2017 I increased my hours and became Office/Finance Manager. I love a challenge and making improvements where I can but the best part of working for Bluebird Care is when you think you have had a bad day then you speak to one of our Customers who are so thankful for the little things in life that our Carers do for them – this makes any bad day simply fade away.

There is nothing more enjoyable than having job satisfaction knowing you made a difference to someone's life sometimes by simply having a chat with them.

Julie Clee
Supervisor North East

I have worked in the care industry practically all my working life since leaving school. I started working in a care home as a care assistant where I worked up until I left to have my daughter. I returned to work in a part time roll until the birth of my son when I left to care for him. I joined a care agency and worked in various care homes around Edinburgh which I combined with a part time retail job.
I first began working in care at home after joining Allied Care in 2007. I loved the way I could give someone the help and care they required to stay in their own home and retain a level of independence and dignity.

I found that I much preferred to work in the care at home sector as it allowed a much more personal service that I gained great satisfaction from. My first spell at Bluebird Care was in 2010 as a care assistant, I immediately loved the place and quickly noticed how differently they saw how to treat both customers and carers alike. They work to very high standards, something I love. During my role I have met some great people both employees and customers.

In 2012 my dad was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. I spent the next two years providing care for my dad at home on a daily basis whilst also working full time with Bluebird Care. Unfortunately in 2014 my dad passed away,which left me devastated. I took a break from working and left my role at Bluebird Care to allow me to grieve and get a perspective on my life. After a good period of time, I decided to return to work in my role as a care assistant in 2015 with bluebird Care Edinburgh, it felt like coming home.

An opportunity recently became available for a Supervisory role which I applied for and was successful. It was a massive step for me as I thought I would be a care assistant for the rest of my working life (which I was happy to be), but after some soul searching, I felt I had more to offer and still do!

I am extremely grateful for the confidence shown in me and I am so excited to further my knowledge and to meet the challenges my new role will bring.     

 

Angela Young
Care Co-ordinator North East

I first became involved in the Care sector10 years ago when I started looking after my Grandfather. After he passed away I felt I had the passion, desire and qualities to become a compassionate carer for other people less fortunate than myself.

I started work with Bluebird Care Edinburgh in December 2012 as a care worker up until August 2013, when I took on the role as On-Call Coordinator. In October 2014 the role of Supervisor became available I was fortunate and delighted to say I was offered the role. After being in the Supervisor role and assisting with the coordinating when needed, I was offered the Coordinators role on a permanent basis. I am now one of 2 Co-ordinators working in the office; due to the level of work involved, it was decided that the areas would be split between us and I am now responsible for the North and East of Edinburgh.

I have completed my  SVQ4 in Health and Social Care and achieved the James Watt Level 2 Dementia certificate. I have also completed my Train the Trainer for Moving & Handling and Medicationan the  Bluebird Care Coordinator Training Courses.

All the above courses I have been able to achieve through working with Bluebird Care Edinburgh.

I enjoy the daily challenges that the Co-ordinating role brings.

The BEST part of my job is knowing that we have assisted to get a customer home who has been in hospital and encourage their independence and enjoy their home life style again.