Personal Assistant (care)

Ref: PC178

Location: Forest Row


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Regular hours are needed on Monday or Friday, (you don’t have to be able to offer both) and hours are negotiable, but currently shifts are 4 hours, either 8am until 12pm or 1pm until 5 pm.

Hourly pay rate:

£11.11 to £13.44, depending on experience

I am seeking a highly empathetic and compassionate individual to join a small team of PAs to help me continue to live as independently as possible at my home in Forest Row. I would particularly like to hear from you if you feel you possess the unique set of gifts, skills and understanding to make a real difference to my wellbeing and sense of independence.

Previous PA experience is not essential, but the right set of values is. I’ve been living with my condition for 10 years and in that time I have learned a lot about myself and my needs. Importantly, I’ve learned that I can’t manage alone and that working closely with PAs has really helped me live day to day, not just survive.

A bit more about me: I’m mostly a wheelchair user, largely homebound, and due to mobility problems I’m limited when up and about. I also have a weakened immune system so  PPE must be worn and is provided. However, and despite physical limitations, I manage all personal care, most of the time, but need help and support with the every day things.  I’m actively involved in various projects that keep me occupied, and I like to think I have a positive attitude and a good sense of humour.

On-the-job training is provided.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation

  • cleaning
  • laundry
  • housekeeping,
  • shopping,
  • food and meal preparation,
  • some limited support with other needs, such as getting to appointments and dropping off and collecting prescriptions.

Candidate qualities:

  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Receptive to infection prevention and control requirements (I have a weakened immune system). This would include wearing PPE which will be provided
  • Professional
  • motivated and flexible
  • The ability to listen and learn with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on a one to one basis
  • An understanding and receptive to the challenges and needs of those living with a long-term condition, including physical disabilities.

Additional requirements

Non-smoker due to medical reasons, 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