Personal Care Assistant- New rates of pay

Ref: DP5336

Location: Chichester


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Wednesday between 9am-2pm (flexible). 9 o'clock start preferred, but I am happy to be flexible for the right person.

Hourly pay rate:

£12 per hour

Friendly reliable Personal Assistant/Support Worker wanted to assist me in my home and in the community.

I am a lively, active female with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who uses a manual wheelchair

You will support me to attend activities such as shopping, dog walking, general outings and appointments.

You must be happy to drive me either in my automatic car or in your vehicle.

Tasks also include assisting me with personal care and daily living tasks


Duties include:

  • Shopping
  • Housekeeping
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Other relevant duties as required

Assist and supervise to ensure my safety in the home and in the community
Assist me with changing pads
Support me with dressing and undressing, particularly putting on shoes and socks
Assist and support me with physio/exercises
Any other reasonable personal care tasks depending on the day as my condition can be unpredictable
Accompany me walking my dogs or if I am not well do this for me; I currently have 3 dogs (all friendly!)
Drive me in my automatic car and/or your vehicle
Accompany me and support me in the community e.g. shopping, social activities, appointments

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • 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

  • Be able to learn and understand my needs
  • Be honest, cheerful and well-motivated with a good sense of humour
  • Be able to work flexibly
  • Be willing to be police checked (enhanced DBS). Please note that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining the position
  • Be a driver with a full UK driving licence and be happy to drive the employer in her car or in yours; you will need personal business insurance to drive the employer in your car.
  • Like dogs and be confident with them.

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