Personal Assistant/ Carers required for Job Share

Ref: NDS188

Location: London


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

Minimum hours 15 ¾ hours per week between 2 PAs. 1 hour morning, 45 minutes Lunch and 30 minutes early evening x 7 days per week.

Hourly pay rate:

Day time rate: £10.90, Evening rate: £11.50

I am a 46-year-old queer cis woman looking for 2 reliable kind and patient PAs with a great sense of humour to support me with my daily routines.

I am friendly, intelligent, fun, a published writer and fascinated by the world and people.  I have varied interests including:  nature, storytelling, performance, politics, comedy and history.

A clean and tidy home is important to me, so I will need support with domestic tasks as well as personal care and preparing meals. Some of your role will involve getting me out and about so i will need a driver with their own car. I may also require support and accompaniment to medical or other appointments.

I have severe ME (also known as CFS - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). My fluctuating symptoms affect every single area of my life, including my mobility, cognition, speech, decision-making and muscle strength. On good days, I am usually very sociable and love to chat and laugh about all kinds of subjects. On my bad days I find it difficult to speak, to move and to think. Someone practical with good intuition, sensitivity and an ability to take the initiative is very important; getting on with the role when I am not able to give instructions.

I am also hard of hearing and wear hearing aids in both ears. I use mobility aids including a manual wheelchair when required.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

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

  • Honest, cheerful with a good sense of humour
  • Queer friendly
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • PPE will be required during hours of work and regular LFT testing.
  • Someone who can drive is preferred but this is not essential
  • Must have a UK driving licence and own car (if able to drive)

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