Personal Assistant

Ref: DP7195

Location: Crawley Down


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Hours per week:

18 hours per week. Times can be flexible between 9.30 am and 5.30pm

Hourly pay rate:


I am a 41 year old woman looking for someone to support me during the day as well as provide some company.

I have nerve damage in my right leg due to an incident with an operation. This means I have no feeling in the top of my leg and need support to do the things I used to be able to do before the operation.

Ideally, I’m looking for some social support as I spend a lot of my time alone and it would be nice to have someone friendly support me during the day when I need it.

Lastly, I have a 15 year old daughter, so you’ll need to be able to spend time around a teenager!

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

  • Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including to swimming lessons.
  • Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
  • The above duties will involve driving the employer in their car and may involve lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out.  Alternatively, I would use crutches – most of the time I use crutches.

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

  • Able to tolerate the employer vaping in the workplace
  • Must be comfortable with pets (a dog and fish)
  • Must have a UK driving license and be willing to drive my car


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