Personal Assistant

Ref: MVES393

Location: Eastbourne


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

6 hours a week, SCHOOL TERM-TIME ONLY (ideally from 10.00-13.00 on any weekday apart from a Friday as mutually agreed, although slightly different hours will be considered)

Hourly pay rate:

£12 per hour

I am a 37-year-old lady with 2 children looking for a little support each week (during School term-time only.)

I want to improve my family’s eating habits and need help with planning nutritious meals and cooking these.  Are you a confident and experienced cook, brimming with ideas and recipes, who could inspire and empower me whilst teaching me the ropes?  If so, I’d love to hear from you.

I also need some cleaning tips and pointers on how to make the best of my home environment (think Stacey Solomon/Mrs Hinch), as well as some support with maintaining my garden.

You should be patient, a good motivator willing to help me improve my habits and broaden my horizons, reliable and friendly with a good sense of humour so we can have fun while getting the job done!

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Housekeeping
  • Cooking
  • Companionship
  • Gardening

  • Support employer with weekly meal-planning
  • Find and suggest new foods, meals and recipes to try with a view to improving family’s overall diet
  • Support employer to become a confident cook by sharing your own skills, knowledge, recipes and methods, ensuring her safety at all times
  • Motivate and encourage employer to independently find and cook new foods, meals and recipes
  • Support employer with writing shopping lists and checking cupboards to ensure all ingredients for recipes are available as required
  • Assist with preparing kitchen for cooking and washing/cleaning up afterwards
  • Support employer to keep her home in good order by providing cleaning tips and pointers on how best to achieve this
  • Inspire, empower and help to improve employer’s confidence and health and wellbeing when it comes to cooking and maintaining her home environment

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

Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours


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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