Bank Personal Care Assistants

Ref: DP5097

Location: Horsham


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

Bank shifts to cover holiday and sickness- Mainly Weekends

Hourly pay rate:

£11 per hour weekdays, £13 per hour weekends

I am a lady living with MS in Horsham and am fully reliant on a wheelchair. I require a personal assistant who can fully prepare food and help with feeding, together with light domestic duties and social support. I am a laid-back, easy-going person, and enjoy socialising, including going to the cinema, going out for lunch and coffee. This would suit an enthusiastic and hardworking individual who is committed to the PA role. In return I offer a friendly working environment and a rewarding role for the right individual.

Duties include:

  • Companionship
  • Moving and handling
  • Cooking
  • Shopping
  • Clinical tasks
  • Bathroom assistance
  • Housekeeping
  • Administration

  • Laundry, ironing, putting away
  • Loading and unloading the washing machine/ tumble dryer
  • Changing bed linen and Bed making
  • Taking out rubbish
  • Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs
  • Support with online food shopping
  • Making phone calls on my behalf as and when required
  • Making tea for the employer's guests
  • All my transfers are using a hoist- training will be given
  • Catheter care on very rare occasions- only for experienced PA's so not essential
  • Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities e.g. lunch out, coffee shop or pub
  • Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails if and when required
  • Occasional longer journeys
  • The above duties will using buses or accessible taxi's.
  • Accompany to doctors and hospital appointments as and when required

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
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours


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