Personal Assistant

Ref: SCES332

Location: Eastbourne


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

6 hrs per week across Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Hourly pay rate:


I am a 47 year-old female looking to employ an individual to support me and my 9 year-old daughter to access the community and in organising and managing a functional home for us in our new purpose built ground floor flat in Eastbourne town centre.

We would like support going to the shops, cafes, visiting the promenade and local parks etc in my own car.

We both like to keep busy with arts and crafts such as knitting jumpers, cardigans, hats, scarves, blankets and painting. We also have a pet spider.

Of an evening we enjoy cooking together, with my daughter liking to experiment with different dishes and we have started growing our own herbs.

I suffer with anxiety and mobility issues. I am a wheelchair user 80/85% of the time. My independence is very important to me, and I am determined to do physical tasks by myself and wish that to be respected unless I ask for help.

I have a good sense of humour and enjoy a good laugh, although it does take me a little while to get to know somebody.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Looking after pets

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 pets as I have a spider
  • The role requires close personal contact with an individual who is extremely vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission. Preference may be given to applicants who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Careful consideration will be given to applicants who can show the vaccination is not suitable for them on reasonable grounds.

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