2 x Personal Assistants

Ref: LR160

Location: Eastbourne


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

1 PA 7 hours a week term time 4 hours on a Saturday to support at swimming and 3 hours one day after school (actual day and time by mutual agreement. School holiday 2 PAs needed for two 4 hour shifts each week. (actual day and times by mutual agreement)

Hourly pay rate:


My happy and affectionate 5 year old son is obsessed with animals and loves being outdoors and swimming.

He is nonverbal and is a sensitive little boy who likes routine.

I am looking for a patient PA to take my son swimming on a Saturday in term time and engaging him in other activities one day a week after school, keeping him safe.

In the school holidays I am looking for 2 PAs to work together for two 4-hour shifts engaging my son in activities he enjoys in the community.

Job share is welcome so please apply for all or some of the shifts available.

Duties include:

  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Transportation
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Accompanying employer’s son on trips out to activities he enjoys eg, swimming, trips to the park etc
  • The above duties may involve driving the employer’s son in the PA’s car for which mileage of 30p per mile will be paid.

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Must be comfortable with dogs
  • Must be comfortable with the fact that one parent smokes but generally not indoors


All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives. Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

*Exemption for gender is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9