Self Employed Personal Assistant

Ref: TM7716

Location: Yapton


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

up to 12/13 hours per week - The days/times of the support is very flexible (let me know when you are available!)

Hourly pay rate:

Up to £17 per hour, mileage rate (if applicable): 40p

I am a really keen carp fisherman who is looking for somebody to accompany me on day long fishing trips within the local area. I am looking for a self-employed personal assistant who is happy to drive me and my equipment and help me set up my bivvy, chair and little camping stove. Your company and practical support during a days fishing, would really help enable me to enjoy a sport that I love.

My other hobby is woodwork and I have a workshop in the garden. I spend hours pottering in my ‘man cave’ creating things like bird tables/boxes, beehives and easels. In the cold winter months when fishing is not ideal, I would enjoy the company and support of a personal assistant to help me with my woodworking. Being able to chat and have company would really help lift my mood. I have good days and not so good, so having help from a positive and supportive personal assistant would really benefit me.

I live with my wife who works full time, so ideally the support would be any day Monday to Friday. I am in my late fifties and my health is not as good as it used to be. I rely on a wheelchair if I need to travel long distances.

A PA that can drive and has their own car is essential to the role, as we will need to get to local fisheries. Mileage expenses will be provided.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

  • Pushing wheelchair and folding/lifting in/out of car
  • Setting up/packing away fishing equipment
  • Visiting coffee chops/café
  • Making tea/coffee/drinks/snacks
  • Helping to keep me motivated

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • 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

  • Respectful of my privacy and confidentiality
  • Able to tolerate me smoking in the workplace (I only smoke outside)


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