Personal Assistant, Companion, Driver

Ref: GN8012

Location: Haywards Heath


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Maximum of 40 hours per week, flexible accross the week during daytime hours. Job sharing would be considered.

Hourly pay rate:

£13.33 rising to £14.01 with possibility of an increased rate depending on successful probationary period

How would you like to travel to the beautiful south of France to stay in a gorgeous villa with a pool as part of your job?! I am looking for very capable but fun-loving Personal Assistant to help me to organise and manage my life.

Your primary role will be to help me to achieve a good quality of life, live as independently as possible and achieve my goals every day. This could involve you helping me to attend my health appointments, meet friends at the pub, study for a course online, attend sporting events or just have a quiet day at home and walk the dog.

Your role will include driving my Sprinter van, helping me with administration and correspondence, organising my diary and managing everyday technology (ipad and other devices) as well as some care tasks, as-and-when needed.

Ideally you would be keen on sport as I am an ex-Rugby Professional and would have the ability to spend up to a maximum of 90 days abroad at a time.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity, so if you really think that you have got what it takes, do not hesitate, apply now!

Duties include:

  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Clinical tasks
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

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

  • Keen on Sports, ideally Rugby
  • Be technologically savvy
  • Willing to travel and potentially learn some French
  • Have a sense of humour and be curious about life

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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