Join our Team

The pandemic hit the employment market hard, and as a result, many lost their jobs or were placed on temporary or low hour contracts.

To support Glasgow City Council residents, we created 26 week paid employment programmes to provide opportunity to start in a role where there is no previous experience. During the 26 weeks, full training is given as the candidate gains valuable work experience whilst receiving a wage.

Following on, some may be invited to stay in the role or if this is not possible, our Advisers will assist them to source further employment. Either way, our goal is to support Glasgow residents to their desired end result.


Working in a variety of care home venues across Glasgow, you will work as part of a wider team to encourage residents to take part in meaningful leisure and social activities to enable them to lead as full and active lives as possible.

When doing this, you will identify individual customer’s likes and dislikes, ensuring independence, dignity, and choice is promoted.

The finer details

We are recruiting exciting, fixed term supported employment opportunities for Glasgow city residents who are actively looking for work.

Successful applicants will be offered up to 26 weeks paid work placement, 35 hours per week, paying £10.90 per hour, earning a weekly wage, holiday entitlement and other employee benefits. Hours worked will be Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (some weekend work may be required but will be planned in advance).

A bank account or credit union account (in employees name) is required to receive wages.

Job Requirements:

Successful applicants will be be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, along with a positive, enthusiastic, and understanding manner and have a flexible approach to the working locations and needs of the service.  Please see various duties below:

  • Assist residents who need help with activities of daily living and personal tasks.
  • Help in the promotion of mental and physical activity of residents, through conversations, outings, sharing in discussions of past and present events, reading, writing, hobbies and other activities in accordance with the agreed programme.
  • Maintain rooms used by the Activities Group, storing and updating equipment.
  • Keep appropriate records of activities and assessment forms to review the development of residents involved in the Activities Group.
  • Liaise with the key workers of group members and take part in staff and other meetings as necessary.
  • When time/opportunity permits, provide mental/ physical stimulation on a one-to-one basis for residents who are in need and unable to attend the group Activities.
  • Liaise with family, friends, volunteers and other outside agencies having an interest in the Activities Group.
  • Keep informed through reading and training of any new developments, which would assist the development of the Activities Group.

How to Apply:

Existing JBG customers please contact your JBG Adviser to register your interest in this opportunity.

New customers must be registered with JBG. To book a Registration Appointment please call our Customer Service Team on: Freephone 0300 123 2898 quoting your interest in the ILM Accounts Receivable opportunity.

Please note, you are also required to provide proof of address and proof of current benefit (where applicable).

Download the application form and job description below, once completed please return to

Befriending Wellbeing Assistant

JBG Application form

Dates for your diary:

  • Application closing date: Mon 4th Sep 2023
  • Job interviews:  Thurs 7th Sep 2023
  • Job start date: Tues 26th Sep 2023*
  • Job Location: Care homes (Pollokshields, Milton, Cardonald, Cathcart, Anniesland, Kinningpark, Govan, Maryhill)

*An induction day will take place on Thurs 21st Sep 2023