Self employed personal assistant

Ref: SC7847

Location: Bognor Regis


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Hours Variable but estimated 6-12 per week, to be discussed. Additional hours available for cover of other PAs. Estimated as 6-20 per week

Hourly pay rate:

Up to £20 per hour, depending on experience and shift, to be discussed and agreed at interview.

Our mother has had an interesting life. She has watched the Blitz, been evacuated, worked as a seamstress, a model and as a shop supervisor. She has brought up 3 children.

She is a kind and generous lady aged 92 years who has developed Dementia. This has not affected her sense of humour or that ‘naughty cheekiness’ she has.

Her mobility is limited, she is often incontinent and has, recently, been less able to care for herself.

We are looking for someone to join us in her care within her bungalow home.

We are a pet friendly household so you would be able to bring a friendly dog to work with you.

You will need to be a self-employed PA who can work as part of a team to provide round the clock care to meet the needs of this lovely lady. Proof of Self-employed status and set-up will be required, including appropriate insurance etc.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Moving and handling
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

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

  • Willing to keep a daily diary of care provided including time of arrival departure
  • Report any concerns to the client’s daughter or son
  • Work in conjunction with the client’s daughter
  • Ability to work flexible hours. Must be willing to cover other PA for sickness/annual leave
  • Must be available at weekends,  (and on Bank Holidays with notice)
  • Non-smoker  due to client’s respiratory medical condition
  • Previous experience is essential

Additional requirements

Non-smoker due to medical reasons


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