Personal Assistant(s)

Ref: DP7290

Location: Yapton


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

3-4 days per week needed. 1hr around 9am- 30 mins at lunch time and 1hr evening call

Hourly pay rate:

£15 per hour

I enjoy reading, Needlework and in a previous life, I enjoyed travelling.

A love of animals is a must as I have a pet

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Clinical tasks
  • Shopping
  • Personal grooming
  • Housekeeping
  • Moving and handling
  • Bathroom assistance
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Cooking

Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning
Taking out rubbish
Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing
Maintenance of small garden, perhaps half an hour a week
Assistance with applying cream
General hair/skin care
Catheter care
Assistance with getting out of bed using a hoist
Whilst on duty at the employer's home watching TV and assisting with craft activities

Candidate qualities:

  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Creative
  • Hygienic
  • tidy and well organised
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills


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