Personal/Support Assistant

Ref: JD603

Location: Croydon


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

8 hours per week. Monday and Tuesday fixed days, for the rest of the week, days are flexible. Specific times to be discussed and agreed at interview.

Hourly pay rate:


Hi! I am a working mum to my lovely three-year-old, who needs you to help me live my life to the fullest. I would describe myself as a positive and creative person and after a tough year I need your support to bring my sparkle back.

One of my favourite things about me is bringing people together, which I try to do all the time, even with my disabilities, like setting up a book club for mums to give us a night out! Spending time with family and friends is really important to me – and it is especially enjoyable creating little get togethers, using them to bring a little bit of joy and positivity to everyone’s life, from birthdays to bonfire night or even just after- pre-school hot chocolates!

As a newly single mum, my daughter is my absolute world. She would describe me as fun, imaginative, loving and giving.

My auto-immune condition means that I have restricted mobility, fatigue, and pain and brain fogging, so taking care of everything, I often feel overwhelmed, but hopefully with your practical help, positivity and enthusiasm combined with mine, I can start to feel like me again.

I struggle with housework and basic tasks; I can’t shop or get outside much because of my condition means my walking is severely restricted. I mainly need you to keep my home clean and tidy, and running smoothly and basics stocked up (like toilet rolls in the bathrooms).

It doesn’t matter whether you have previous experience, the qualities I look for are a willingness to learn, caring, sensitive, organised, and can think on your feet.

A driver would benefit, but this is not essential.

Duties include:

  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Cooking
  • Companionship

  • Personal Care Support - All personal care can be completed independently, it is just having someone there in case something goes wrong (e.g. helping me, or getting my daughter, in and out of the bath)

Candidate qualities:

  • 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
  • Honest and cheerful
  • 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

  • Organised
  • Thoughtful
  • Sensitive
  • Willing to learn new skills

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