Personal Assistant

Ref: CC414

Location: South Croydon


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Minimum 4 hours. Potentially 2 x 4 hours shifts (12-4pm) Saturday and Sundays

Hourly pay rate:


I am a 60 year old woman looking for a carer to assist with household tasks including cleaning, laundry, gardening and general household tasks. My disability causes me to have mobility issues which prevent me from being able to do things around the home.

I need someone who is trustworthy, has high standards of housekeeping and can complete everyday household tasks as required. I also live with my son who is disabled, he has ASD and learning difficulties so I need someone who can be sensitive to others living in my household.

We have a dog so I need someone who is comfortable to be around dogs.

The hours available can be somewhat flexible and tasks may differ depending on the weather (e.g. days which are suitable for doing gardening). I am looking for a minimum of 4 hours a week but additional hours can be discussed.

There is also some holiday cover available.

I have a compromised immune system to the successful applicant must be able to adhere to high standards of hygiene and infection control.

Duties include:

  • Personal grooming
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Gardening
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

Applicants must have Full UK Licence

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

Experience with caring role or homemaking desirable but not essential



Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours, Vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission


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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