Personal Assistant

Ref: SCES170

Location: Eastbourne


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Hours per week:

Core hours Mon to Sat 0800 hrs to 1830hrs. There may be some evenings and nightly stays to provide in home respite.

Hourly pay rate:


I am a 23-year-old man who lives with his parents. I am looking for support. I am a wheelchair user.

I need support with accessing social and leisure activities. I may require support and accompaniment to medical or other appointments.

I am cheeky with a good sense of humour and enjoy swimming and going to the cinema, eating out, music and fun. I require a driver, who will have access to my accessible vehicle.

I have Downs Syndrome and cerebral palsy and require you to have had training or be willing to take part in training. You must be willing to learn Makaton.

This is a rewarding role with all professional training. The role will be working with another PA to assist the employer.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Personal grooming
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Looking after pets
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Laundry: Washing, drying, ironing and putting away
  • Making tea for the employer's guests
  • Transferring with use of a hoist
  • Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
  • Driving the employer in the employer's  vehicle.
  • Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when out.

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

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