Personal Assistant

Ref: SCES218

Location: Eastbourne


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

10 hours per week, weekday afternoons. Job share possible, so please apply if you can do any of the hours.

Hourly pay rate:

£16.00 employed rate, £21.50 self-employed rate

I am a 64-year-old female looking for a personal assistant to support me to live independently, access the community and attend health appointments. I have hearing difficulties, meaning I often need to lip read.

I need support with accessing social and leisure activities and would love a PA who shares similar interests to me such a tenpin bowling, walking and going to the cinema or theatre.

I require a driver with their own car to enable me to access the community.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Dressing / undressing

  • Help improve cooking confidence and support with main meal preparation
  • Prompting and reminding around care and support needs including reminders of upcoming appointments and support with suitable clothing choices

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

  • Experience of working with the profoundly deaf preferred.

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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