Female* Personal Assistant

Ref: VCES263

Location: Lewes


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

6 hours per week on a Friday - 10.00 – 16.00

Hourly pay rate:


I am looking for a reliable and friendly PA to support my 23-year-old daughter with a learning disability.

She has a gentle manner, is easy going, generally cheerful and absolutely loves dogs.

She needs support to accompany her to a weekly session with her Personal Trainer and then for you to assist and join her for a swim at our local pool before perhaps then going to a nearby cafe.  You should be physically active as you will ideally both walk to these activities (approx. 1 hour round trip on foot), although sometimes travel by bus or car will be necessary.

You will also be required to ensure her continued safety and be with her at home before and after this outing to motivate her to get ready, prompt her with time-management and help her prepare lunch, as well as to encourage her to fill any spare time by doing some crafts or baking for example.

You should be pro-active and self-motivated with a calm, caring and understanding nature.

This will be a fun and fulfilling role and any necessary training will be provided.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required


  • Supporting my daughter to prepare drinks, snacks and light lunches
  • Supporting my daughter to clear up after crafting/baking activities
  • Helping my daughter to pack her bag at home, her Personal Trainers and at Swimming Pool
  • Ensuring my daughter hangs up wet towel/swimming costume at home

Personal Care: 

  • Accompanying daughter to Female Changing Rooms at her Personal Trainers and Swimming Pool
  • Being on hand whilst my daughter showers/gets changed/dresses herself at home, her Personal Trainers and Swimming Pool
  • Occasional assistance with hair washing/brushing at Swimming Pool


  • Accompanying and assisting my daughter on trips to her Personal Trainer and to the Swimming Pool, usually travelling on foot (approx. a 1 hour round trip) and to include you going in the pool with her
  • Assisting my daughter with loading/unloading lockers in Changing rooms
  • Supporting my daughter to pay for Swimming Pool entry
  • Accompanying my daughter to visit local Cafes and supporting her to read menu, order food, pay
  • Accompanying my daughter on other outings/social activities as required
  • Occasionally accompanying my daughter on the bus if required
  • Occasionally driving my daughter in your own car (if available and agreed in advance)
  • Supporting my daughter with her time management, ensuring you have enough time to get ready for outings and leave home with sufficient time to get to planned activities
  • Motivating and prompting my daughter to get ready and organised
  • Encouraging and motivating my daughter to fill any spare time at home with activities such as baking and crafting, as well as participating in and helping her complete and enjoy these activities
  • Reading signs/notices/anything else to my daughter as necessary
  • Explaining things to my daughter as necessary
  • Ensuring my daughter’s safety at all times

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

  • Access to your own vehicle with a UK driving licence preferred but not essential
  • Must be comfortable with dogs – we have a Labrador

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