Self-Employed PA

Ref: LTES542

Location: Saint Leonards-on-sea


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

19 hours per week, Monday - Friday 1hr AM- 1hr PM (excluding Thursday AM). Days and times to be discussed at interview.

Hourly pay rate:

Hourly rate to be discussed at interview.

I am a young at heart lady in my early 50's and am looking for special people to support me at home and in the community.

I moved back to Hastings 5 years ago to look after my elderly mother whom had cancer and suffered from general age issues. Unfortunately, I became ill a year in with an undiagnosed virus which ate my cartilage and bones, leaving me with a broken hip and shoulder. I have had operations but damage was too much so I am now mainly in a chair. Recently, over Christmas, I had a collapse and was in Irvine unit for 3 months so now I can’t stand at all. That all being said I never give in, I am lucky I still have all my limbs attached and a roof on my head, running water and the opportunity to find someone to help me just a bit and someone to get to know and trust as I’ve been isolated for a while.

I am looking for a self-employed PA to assist with general care, medicine, collecting prescriptions, personal hygiene, showering and hair washing, transfering (I use a banana board as I am in a wheelchair), catheter care as well as light housework, cooking and meal prep.

I am new to this so I won’t know exact hours and needs until I meet you to discuss and we start things if you like me and think we can develop a good bond to work together. I am flexible to your hours and very eager to work with just one person instead of agency.

At present I am looking for 19 hours of support per week; Monday - Friday 1hr AM- 1hr PM (excluding Thursday AM). We can discuss based on your availability. There may be overnight care in the future, we can discuss this at interview.

Please let me know if you have availability . I look forward to hearing from you soon. Take care 🌅


Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Personal grooming
  • Moving and handling
  • Clinical tasks
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Looking after pets
  • Gardening
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

Some of the above aren’t always required, we can discuss further at interview.

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the workplace
  • 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
  • Creative
  • 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
  • Happy to work in a smoking environment

  • To develop a bond with someone I can trust and be upfront with me. Any issues can always be discussed and there is  always an answer or a way to resolve any given difficulty presented to me.
  • Someone who understands positivity and realises smiles make the world go around and best of all they are free.


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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