Personal Assistant

Ref: CZES279

Location: Horam


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

3 x 2 days a week with scope to increase as needs increase

Hourly pay rate:


Are you ready to embark on a unique journey with a vibrant soul who defies age with grace and humour? Meet our beloved Mum – a bright, kind and funny 80-year-old who remains young at heart.

She's an independent, self-motivated spirit, pragmatic yet incredibly generous, and her zest for life is truly infectious.
Mum's passion for life is in her beloved garden and whoever comes will need to share this outlook and passion to some degree as it has become more and more mums go-to area of life as her perception alters.
Despite her age, Mum is very fit and healthy, with her only medication being for her dementia, which she dutifully takes daily.
We're looking for a compassionate and understanding companion to gently confirm her medication intake and offer light-touch assistance as needed but be able to expand their assistance as needed.
If you're a kind-hearted individual who believes in the power of companionship and shares Mum's passion for life, her garden, and her journey, then you might be the perfect fit for this incredible opportunity.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Gardening

  • This list is not exhaustive and a flexible, intuitive approach to problem solving is important

Personal care –

  • Putting on cream on body as needed
  • More support may be required as needs increase

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

  • Must be comfortable with dogs on occasional basis

Additional requirements

Non-smoker due to medical reasons


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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