Personal Assistant

Ref: AH545

Location: Croydon


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

16.5 possibility for additional hours, flexibility available.

Hourly pay rate:


I’m a chatty, social, and generally positive person. I have a passion for a fairer society. I’m an animal lover, sharing my home with cats, dogs, a guinea pig & garden pond of fish! They are my finned & furry family. I like to tend to my garden and watch TV when at home but when out, I like to visit local pubs, restaurants, concerts, and to see friends and family.

This PA role is to assist and support me with daily life activities, domestic tasks, cooking/prepping, etc which I can't complete independently.  I need support to access and participate in a wider community for social and leisure activities.

An ideal Personal Assistant/Carer will have an open mind with willingness to help, a positive can-do attitude to learning, be kind & caring and most definitely possess a sense of humour.

My home is in a safe Neighbourhood Watch area, well lit, tree lined and well accessed by public transport. Free parking on the road outside my property or on my drive is available.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Moving and handling
  • Clinical tasks
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Looking after pets
  • Gardening
  • Dressing / undressing

  • Putting away shopping/online deliveries
  • Assisting to organise food stocks, rotation and replenishing
  • Assisting with batch food preparation and appropriate storage
  • Application/use of medically approved devices such as TENS, IR/Red/Blue/Green/Yellow light therapy, EMS, Heat/Cold therapy, Vibration Plate usage, Therapeutic Ultrasound (TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED AS NECESSARY)
  • helping into & out of lymphoedema compression garments
  • Additional requirements
    • Comfortable with high tech kitchen and domestic gadgets

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
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • committed to your own learning & personal development
  • committed to equal opportunities without any conscious bias against any section of a diverse community
  • open minded & respectful of all persons, privacy, dignity & confidentiality
  • in possession of a sense of humour
  • willing & able to follow instructions
  • self-motivated, willing & able to work on own initiative/ be resourceful
  • honest, direct & flexible
  • sufficiently numerate to undertake the role


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