Personal Support Worker

Ref: DP6813

Location: Haywards Heath


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

11 hours per week - Wednesday and Friday morning each 2-hour shift 10:15am to 12:15pm. Tuesday all day 10:00am to 17:00pm

Hourly pay rate:

£11.50 increasing after probation period to £12.50.

I am a friendly 43-year-old male living in my own flat. I am obsessive about some things (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD) and have issues with maintaining attention, decision making, and memory retrieval (Central Executive Function Disorder).

I am looking for a personal assistant to support me for two mornings and one full day per week in developing my skills in personal care and organisation. This includes my housework*, food shopping and cooking and dealing with correspondence. Because of my disabilities it is important for tasks to be tackled and completed in order and I need my PA to be proactive in this.

This is a very rewarding role that is highly valued. There is an employment contract with holiday pay and training is provided.


Housework involves support with tidying and cleaning my flat and usually takes around one hour. It includes:

  • Cleaning, dusting, vacuuming and washing kitchen and bathroom floors
  • Cleaning shower and toilet
  • Washing and drying clothes
  • Minor household maintenance

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • 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
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • happy to work in a smoking environment as I am a light smoker (outdoors)
  • work with both me and my family who support me in decision-making and care
  • work on your own initiative
  • Drivers Licence is desirable but not essential

Additional requirements

Vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission


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