Personal Assistant / Driver

Ref: DP4579

Location: Chichester


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Saturdays 10am – 6pm. Permanent contract with some additional stand in bank hours when available.

Hourly pay rate:


I am a young man and I live in my own home with support.

I have been diagnosed with learning difficulties.

My parents live nearby and I visit them regularly.  My main hobby is going out and about with my PAs in the community, I also like going walking and going to the shops with support.

I like a quiet environment with a set routine and I do not present any challenging behaviour.

I am looking for a personal assistant to help me live independently, help with domestic duties and social activities.

Duties include:

Domestic -      

  • Meals – helping me to plan my menus, shop, prepare meals, cook and wash up
  • Assist me to check my food is in date
  • Assisting me with general housework
  • Support me to manage my laundry
  • Support me to keep my garden tidy and clean as necessary.
  • Any other task that is reasonable


Personal Care -

  • Prompt me to ensure I dress appropriately for the weather
  • Support me to take medication if and when I need to take it
  • Assist me to manage my levels of anxiety
  • Ensure my safety in the community as I have limited understanding of dangers, traffic, etc


  • Drive me in your vehicle; mileage is paid at 40p per mile with me in your car. Your car will need to be in good condition and reliable.
  • Accompany me to places I visit e.g. shops, visiting my parents, walking, and going to the shops
  • Support me to plan my activities.
  • Support me in communicating with people in the community
  • Any other task that is reasonable

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
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Be a confident driver with a full driving licence and your own vehicle
  • Be cheerful and positive with a good sense of humour
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be able to understand the needs of a disabled person
  • Respect someone else’s home environment.

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

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