Coronavirus - Temporary Work and Volunteer Roles

Community groups and businesses around Midlothian are in need of extra hands due to staff and volunteer shortages.

We will try and keep an up to date list on this site of opportunities available. If you are a local business or community group who requires extra assistance let us know. Email [email protected]

For those unable to work due to Coronavirus guidance on claiming Universal Credit is available here

Temporary Paid Work

Department for Work and Pension - Temporary Administrative Officer
Temporary Administrative Officer jobs with the Department for Work and Pensions - DWP
Edinburgh Musselburgh Livingston Dalkeith Bathgate
Galashiels Hawick

NHS Lothian - Staff Bank
NHS Lothian are currently looking to recruit reliable and dependable Health Care Support Workers & Facilities Staff to support the organisation in either a Fixed Term or Staff Bank Contract in the coming months.

The range of roles available include:
- Domestic Services
- Porter, Traffic and Waste management
- Catering
- Materials Management
- Drivers for patient & non patient duties
- Laundry Assistant and more.

Aldi - All Stores
Fixed term contracts available. Hand in your CV at local stores.

Tesco - Musselburgh
Immediate Start - Customer Assistant

Tesco - Dalkeith
Immediate Start - Customer Assistant

Nairns Oatcakes
With the impact of the coronavirus pandemic starting to take effect on the daily lives of many, our priority at Nairn’s is follow all the Government advised guidelines to protect our staff, and to keep the lines running as normally as possible to supply the supermarkets with much needed products to fill their shelves. We are already starting to see unplanned levels of orders coming through in the last week which we are trying to fulfil.

There may come a point where through Coronavirus related illness or suspected symptoms, some of our bakery staff are temporarily unable to come to work, and we want to be prepared across our two sites in Edinburgh and in Newtongrange.

Please email [email protected] to find out more

Morrisons Dalkeith
Morrisons Dalkeith are currently recruiting for a variety of part-time Customer Assistant roles.

We are looking for people who thrive on providing excellent customer service, work well as part of a team and are fully flexible in their availability over the working week.

Temporary Voluntary Work

For those living in Loanhead who may need support or who would like to volunteer to help out, please contact [email protected] or phone 07541 048869 between 10am and 4pm

Volunteers who want to support their communities should visit to find out how they can help.

The website is being constantly updated and provides advice on volunteering safely and the organisations to register an interest with such as Volunteer Scotland and the Red Cross.

Businesses who can offer support should email [email protected]