Personal Assistant

Ref: AH662

Location: Croydon


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

10 hours per week over 3 days, e.g. 3 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours on Tues, Wed, Fri.

Hourly pay rate:


I want to grow in confidence as well as practice and learn skills that will put me in control of my life.

My interests are: playing video games (single player), dystopian literature, current affairs, sometimes watching football on the TV and occasionally watching movies (any genre except horror).

This role is to help me get out for the things I like to do (which at times, I’m not even sure on myself), to help me navigate the places and people I might encounter.

A large part of this role is to help build my confidence and positive attitude in everyday life. A personal assistant that is encouraging, a good listener and active would be an ideal fit for me.

Duties include:

  • Transportation
  • Companionship

  • Accompany and assist me to access and navigate the complexities of being out and about while finding things that I do enjoy. Some examples might be:

Self defence/Martial arts sessions

Exploring friendships/social groups

Employment fairs

Open days (University/college)

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

  • Someone honest, positive and creative
  • Autism understanding
  • Safeguarding/Mental Capacity awareness

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

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