Self-employed Personal Assistant

Ref: ES488

Location: Eastbourne


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

3 hours per week - 1hour evening call between 9-10pm, Mon,Tues,Weds

Hourly pay rate:


Seeking a compassionate and experienced personal assistant to assist a 67-year-old gentleman with evening care in the Eastbourne area. This role involves providing support with bedtime routines and walking an assistance dog.

Duties include:

  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Looking after pets
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Previous experience as a carer or in a similar role
  • Knowledge of personal assistant insurance and safeguarding protocols
  • Ability to use a hoist and assist with mobility
  • Friendly and patient demeanor, with a compassionate approach to care
  • Assisting with bedtime routines and ensuring the individual is comfortable and safe
  • Providing walking assistance and supporting mobility with an assistance dog
  • Using a hoist for safe transfers, as the individual is a wheelchair owner
  • Maintaining a friendly and supportive environment

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
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • 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

  • Must like dogs as I have an assistance dog that needs a 10 minute walk as part of job description

Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours, 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

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