Gym Buddy and Communicator Guide

Ref: AH465

Location: Croydon


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

Frequency: 3 times a week Duration: 2 hours per session

Hourly pay rate:

£25 per hour

I am seeking a dedicated gym buddy to accompany me to the gym and serve as my communicator guide.  Fitness is important to me, and I aim to maintain a regular gym routine.  The ideal candidate will have qualifications or equivalent experience at Level 2 in Communicating and Guiding and be fluent in British Sign Language (BSL).

Duties include:

To assist, guide and communicate with me while I use and navigate around a gym.

Location: Purley / Croydon / London (depending on venue)

Gym Chain: Better Leisure

If you currently use a regular venue that is not local to me, I will assess if I can travel there independently using public transport to meet you.

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

  • Qualified or equivalent experience to Level 2 in Communicating and Guiding
  • Fluency in British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Self-employed (must provide evidence) or willing to establish self-employment for this role


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

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