I am looking for personal care for a woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

6 hrs per week to be split across days (to be arranged with candidate), but occasionally may be necessary to do the full 6 hours in one day.

Hourly pay rate:

£12 per hour

Personal Assistant


I am seeking an energetic, positive and upbeat person to help me to live independently in my own home, and to grow in confidence.

The role is to support me to manage admin tasks such as bill paying, liaising with housing whilst enabling me to become more independent to manage this myself.

I would also like support to join new courses, clubs and trying new avenues, accompanying me initially whilst I gain confidence to be able to go on my own.

I enjoy being out in the fresh air and like visiting gardens and woodlands so would like someone to accompany me on the occasional day out.

I am very energetic, full of life, friendly and extremely keen to try new things but just lacking in confidence due to previous mental health issues

I have a friendly dog, which will sometimes be with me during support sessions, so a dog friendly person is ideal.

Duties include:

  • Administration
  • Companionship
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

To accompany and support me when accessing the community and activities that I enjoy e.g. swimming, pottery, arts and crafts.
To help me find and access new activities, if they take my interest and meaningful activities, such as voluntary opportunities.
To assist and support me with admin duties such as:
• Banking,
• Opening and sorting my mail
• Writing letters and emails Filling in forms – good knowledge of benefits would be ideal
• Making phone calls on my behalf
• Arranging and reminding me of appointments

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

Be friendly with a good sense of humour and be a good sympathetic listener.
I like to walk and can do so at quite a fast pace, so must be fit enough for this.
Be good with computers, phones and hand held devices.
Be good with admin tasks - help with opening and responding to any mail, emails or phone calls.
Be helpful with any benefit or housing issues, as and when required.
Have good organizational skills.
Be a good motivator.
Be able to communicate clearly and effectively and speak, read and write in English.


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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