Buddy/Support Worker

Ref: ES213

Location: Eastbourne


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

8 hours one Saturday a month times flexible, 3rd Friday every month 6.45pm – 10.15pm and Wed, Thur, Fri term time 12.45pm – 1.45pm

Hourly pay rate:

£12.50, mileage paid at 45p

Hi, thank you for reading my advert.  I am a kind and friendly 20-year male with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, I have a passion for all things related to cars and trains, indulging in Xbox gaming, Nintendo Switch and cherishing quality time with my family.

I have an active lifestyle and enjoy going to and exploring National Trust sites, steam railways and car shows. I am looking for a like minded buddy/personal assistant to support with living my life to my full potential.  Taking me out and about one Saturday a month, attending a sen disco every 3rd Friday and picking me up from college 3 days a week.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

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
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Sense of humour

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