Personal Assistant

Ref: ES3051

Location: Hastings


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Every Thursday evening between 7pm – 9.30pm Every other Saturday or Sunday between 6pm – 8.30pm Holiday/Sickness cover hours will be available when needed, more hours may be available as the role develops.

Hourly pay rate:

£11.80/ £17.50 Bank Holiday rate. Mileage rate: will be paid, to be discussed at interview

I am a 32-year-old male with Cerebral Palsy. I am wheelchair dependant. I live in Hastings, East Sussex with my family.  I require a personal assistant/carer to assist me with all aspects of day to day living such as personal care and accessing the community. I am looking for someone who is reliable with a good sense of humour, has discretion and a caring attitude. I value a friendly yet professional atmosphere. My passions are fitness and swimming. I enjoy socialising with my family and friends. I like the cinema and love comedy and action movies. I really like to get out in the warm weather and to go out in my electric wheelchair. I am open minded to new interests and hobbies.

I am a practical person and like to plan and fill my time. I am busy with my part time job and volunteering.

A clean driving licence, with access to a vehicle is required. I have use of my own vehicle which, you may be required to drive. The main duties will include assisting with personal care (such as showering, toileting) food preparation, accompanying me to appointments, taking me to work, shopping, social events and some light housework. I will require someone who can also deal with admin work such as respond and compose letters, deal with emails and keep my filing system in order. Basic IT skills are essential and a good level of literacy.

Three-month probation period is given for the role.

I have 2 shifts available, covering 7 hours per week. The rota can be discussed at interview. I would prefer a Sunday shift out of these (this can be negotiated to once a fortnight) and one evening shift.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Personal grooming
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Clinical tasks
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Light manual handling/moving. I require someone to help me into my stander, but this is done by an electronic hoist. You just need to be with me to line me up and stop me from falling. All training given.

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

  • I live in the family home, with family members and friends coming to the house. So, someone who is discreet and respectful.
  • A DBS is required.
  • It would be useful for someone to be working for me that is over 25 years of age due to my insurance policy of driving my personal vehicle, although most of the shift you will be required to the use of your own vehicle. Eg when dropping me off from work etc.

Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours, Vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission


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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