Personal assistant

Ref: DP4818

Location: Petworth


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Hours per week:

At least 1 full day ideally between 10am-5pm but this is flexible. Days of the week to be mutually agreed

Hourly pay rate:


I am a wheelchair user having suffered a stroke 14 years ago. Although the stroke has impaired my mobility I am fully cognitive with no speech impediment. I require someone to assist me on outings i.e. going for a coffee, lunch, shopping, visiting various attractions. You would be required to drive my mobility adapted car and assist with some personal care.

Duties include:

  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Shopping
  • Transportation
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Cutting up food

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

  • To be a confident driver and be prepared to drive to unfamiliar places.

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