Personal Assistant/ Buddy

Ref: TM7732

Location: Hassocks


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

8 hours every Saturday or Sunday

Hourly pay rate:

£13.50 per hour

Do you enjoy football, music and martial arts? If you do then this job could be perfect for you!

My 20 year son is looking for a personal assistant/buddy to help him gain confidence and independence when out in the community.

The role will involve encouraging and supporting my son when taking part in activities that he enjoys. For example; Watching Brighton and Hove football club play home games, visiting small music venues/events, swimming, bowling, cinema, visiting cafes and going clothes shopping.

Ideally the successful PA would have experience of working with somebody who has anxiety, OCD and Autism however this experience is not essential as long as you are patient and willing to learn.

My son is a really chatty and friendly person who enjoys the company of others.

This is a rewarding role where somebody could really help a young person gain skills and confidence so that they can become more independent.

Training can be provided as part of the role

Duties include:

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

This role could be supplementary to a benefit claim as the hours are below the allowance or could also be worked around another job.

As a key worker role this could compliment an income support claim as it is below the earning limit.

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