Self-Employed Personal Assistant

Ref: NDS7642

Location: Worthing


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

6 hours per week

Hourly pay rate:

£14 per hour plus 45p per mile

I am a 54-year-old spiritual lady who is looking for a personal assistant to support me with domestic tasks and getting out locally. This role would be to cover the existing PA when they are unable to support me.

I would like someone to get my house spruced up, taking charge of household tasks and help me plan meals.

I need support with getting out locally for a pedicure, going to the shops and getting involved in local activities and looking for opportunities to study.

I have mental health and physical health needs which affect my everyday needs. Experience of mental health would be desirable.

I am a very private person and like to keep to a low profile.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

  • Laundry- all aspects
  • Changing bed linen and curtains
  • Taking out rubbish
  • Minor household maintenance e.g. changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing
  • Support with meal planning to ensure i am making nutritional meals
  • Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, such pedicure manicures, waxing etc.
  • Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
  • Accompanying on trips out
  • Encourage me to make trips out an engage in activities of interest
  • The above duties will involve driving me in your car

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
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety
  • Happy to work in a smoking environment

  • Experienced in mental health and ideally have experience or knowledge of Schizophrenia.


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