Attend our recruitment fair – and find out why it’s cool to care

ELCAP is inviting job seekers to find out why it’s cool to care – by holding a recruitment fair on Thursday 1 July 2021.

The event will be held from 12 noon till 8.00pm in ELCAP’s offices at Woodbine Cottage, West Loan, Prestonpans EH32 9WU.

ELCAP Chief Executive, Paul White, said:

“We are passionate about making a real difference to the individuals we support, by enabling them to live better, more independent lives within our community.  We want people who share our passion to join our charity.

Our organisation is a great place to work – in a recent survey, 98% of staff said they enjoyed working for ELCAP.  We offer fulfilling and rewarding jobs, with competitive pay rates and a range of full and part-time contracts.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the job security of many workers in our area, while others may simply want a change of career.  Our doors are always open to candidates with social care experience, but we’re happy to consider applicants from a range of backgrounds.  In previous lives, some of our colleagues have been bar staff, bricklayers, scaffolders, shop workers and taxi drivers.

At ELCAP, we think it’s cool to care.  We hope that lots of people join us at our recruitment fair to find out why.”

The recruitment fair is a drop-in event and there is no requirement to book a place.  Looking ahead to a good turn-out, White said:

“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to attend and find out what it’s like to work for ELCAP.  All we ask in return is that everyone follows COVID-19 guidance to keep themselves and others safe.

Our staff will be wearing face masks, maintaining two-metre distancing and using hand sanitiser. We want everyone who attends to do the same.  If anyone has symptoms of COVID-19, they should stay at home and give us a call instead.”

Anyone requiring additional information can contact ELCAP on 01875 814114 or send an email to

ELCAP employs over 300 staff and provides over 10,000 hours of support each week in 30 towns and villages across East Lothian and Midlothian.

The charity has achieved Platinum status as an Investor in People, which is the highest level of accreditation.