Personal assistant job vacancies

Job details

Position

Personal Care Assistant

Job reference

MB02/98/KE

Hours

A range of shifts available:

  • Mondays 2pm to 9pm (7 hours)
  • Tuesdays 7am to 2pm (7 hours)
  • Thursdays 2pm to 9pm (7 hours)

And an alternating weekend shift:

  • Friday 7am to Monday 7am

Also, a total of 72 hours worked on alternate weekends is available, allowing you to complete 2 weeks work in one weekend. Worked in conjunction with an existing PA, with 1 weekend on, 1 weekend off. Sleeping accommodation is provided but the assistant may be required to assist me during the night. This role includes PAID sleeping hours. This shift could be worked by 1 or 2 assistants sharing the hours.

For all shifts:

  • potential for extra hours to cover for staff holidays and sickness but these can be arranged as requested

Rate

£11.44 per hour if aged over 21 years

Area

Kettering (NN16 Area)

About the employer

I am a disabled gentleman in Kettering (wheelchair dependant) who requires help with day to day living in my own home. I am looking for a reliable (or two) flexible and honest persons to join my current team of assistants. Ideally previous experience of care work would be a requisite but also of importance to me is that the applicant has a good sense of humour, a caring nature and is reliable. Paid training in the form of shadow shifts is available.

Main duties

  • personal care and assistance (some manual handling is required)
  • helping me in and out of bed using a hoist or rotor stand - Training will be given
  • preparing meals and drinks and helping me to eat
  • assisting me in the shower / toilet and help with dressing
  • ensuring that I take my medication at the right time
  • domestic work (cleaning, washing, ironing etc)
  • driving me in my own vehicle for shopping, appointments and social occasions
  • helping me to stay social and engaged in life outside of my home
  • any other task which the employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a Personal Assistant

Additional employment information

Previous experience of care work would be a requisite but also of importance are the following qualities and training will be given where required.

The successful applicant will be friendly, able to give empathetic support, while respecting the employer’s independence but also able to take instruction.

A can-do attitude, reliability and honesty are essential.

Full driving licence holder essential, to drive my motability vehicle.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour.

You will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting.

North Northamptonshire Council is not the employer.

Sponsorship cannot be provided by individual employers. Your right to work in the UK must be confirmed already.

Job details

Position

Self Employed Personal Assistant / Support Worker

Job reference

PC10/09/KE5

Hours

Times and days flexible, to suit both candidate and person.

Up to 5 days a week, shifts start from 3 to 5 hours per day.

Additional flexible hours may be required which may include Sundays on occasion.

Possible job share will be considered.

Rate

£18 to £20 per hour dependent on experience

Area

Little Stanion (Corby NN18 Area)

About the person

A contract to provide services is offered, to fulfil the duties of a Personal Assistant to an independent, visually impaired person, with a young outlook on life.

The person contracted should be officially registered as self-employed with HMRC and be responsible for correctly reporting and paying their own income tax and national insurance contributions to HMRC.

Looking for a reliable, caring, respectful, non-judgmental and friendly person who is calm and has a good sense of humour.

You must be able to drive and be comfortable around animals, especially and array of dogs and cats.

You will be assisting with cleaning, appointments, shopping, walking multiple dogs, meal preparation and planning, reading information, completing forms and a whole host of varied tasks in and outside of the home, therefore ensuring that the person can keep their independence whilst living in their own home.

You must have relevant Liability Insurance (proof will be required). You must also need to have a DBS or be willing to undertake one, at your own cost.

You must have further ID and valid references.

You should have experience in the care field, although this is not essential.

You will be resilient, observant and with the ability to follow instructions. You should have good communication skills, with a proven track record of being reliable and punctual and a willingness to go the extra mile.

Training and guidance will be given.

Trust and total confidentiality with respect to all matters is essential.

Main duties

The varied duties when required will include:

  • assisting with the care of the guide dog and the other pets, including help with walking, feeding and cleaning
  • assisting with the basic upkeep and tidying of the garden and outdoor areas
  • helping with all household tasks that require sighted assistance, which will include sewing, ironing, and putting away of laundry - Cleaning and tidying within the house maintaining a habitable, safe environment
  • help with preparing meals, including labelling of food containers and organising the same such as to aid a visually impaired person
  • help with all tasks necessary for the above
  • sighted assistance with setting up and using various equipment within the home and office
  • assistance with all written material, correspondence, completing forms where necessary
  • guiding and being aware of giving verbal information to a visually impaired person about the environment when indoors and out travelling
  • driving me to and from events / venues, medical appointments, vet appointments and shopping trips
  • assistance with correspondence and any other reading and writing tasks, which may be required to support a visually impaired person e.g. reading information on food and cleaning items, signage etc.
  • assist with care of animals and vet trips, as and when required
  • accompanying on walks in the countryside / parks, various places of interest and local, national events, plus accompanying on theatre, cinema concerts and evening classes
  • support to attend meetings and social events where necessary
  • any other task which may reasonably be asked of someone providing the services of a Personal Assistant

Additional information

Personal Assistant support worker to assist a registered blind person to maintain their independence in and out of the home.

Including assisting with the care of cats and dogs so must be comfortable around many animals.

I work with some flexibility so you will be able to plan your own schedule around my support needs when appropriate.

The applicant must be a competent driver with the use of a reliable car. Mileage expenses will be paid for these duties (excluding commute). Local knowledge and access to the use of a SatNav are essential.

Being comfortable around many animals is essential.

It is important that the applicant can provide these services at times requested, when given reasonable notice, so a flexible approach is needed.

Please be advised that, as an individual employer, sponsorship cannot be provided. Therefore, your right to work in the UK must be already established.

Job details

Position

Personal Assistant

Job reference

HA04/20/DR

Hours

18 hours a week, to be used as follows:

  • 12pm to 3pm on Mondays (3 hours total)
  • 12pm to 2pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (6 hours total)
  • 12pm to 3pm Fridays (3 hours total)
  • Saturday and Sunday - times to be discussed and negotiated.

Rate

£11.44 per hour

Area

Gretton (NN17 Area)

About the employer

The employer is a young intelligent woman living in the NN17 area. The employer is very creative herself and loves the arts. She attended drama school and is also a keen writer. The employer likes animals and has small pets (no pet care of these is involved)

A Personal Assistant (PA) is sought to support her in all aspects of her life, including socialisation, accessing the community, local groups, gym, shopping, cinema and accompanying her on dog walks. You must therefore be comfortable around dogs.

The employer will need their PA to be a good timekeeper, have good communication skills and quite flexible with their hours, on occasion.

The lady has autism, PTSD, OCD and social anxiety. This can make going out a struggle and the PA will need to support with this, as she can be very wary of people and different surroundings.

Main duties

Socialisation - help accessing the community and local groups. For example, gym, cinema, food shopping, dog walking.

Paperwork – help and support with bills and council paperwork. Help and support with organisation. Support with routine and staying.

Medication – to support with ordering and managing prescriptions. To attend and support with any appointments.

Additional employment information

Full references and an enhanced DBS check will be carried out prior to commencing work (cost of DBS will be borne by employer).

A full UK driving licence and access to a reliable car is preferable.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour.

You will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Sponsorship cannot be provided by individual employers. Your right to work in the UK must already be established.

Job details

Position

Personal Assistant / Care Assistant - Weekends

Job reference

KN08/10/KE2

Hours

4 hours a week, worked as 10am to 12pm on a Saturday and a Sunday.

Rate

£11.44 per hour

Area

Brigstock, Kettering (NN14 Area)

About the employer

The employer is a lady living in home in Brigstock, Kettering. She is partially sighted following a stroke, has CFS and other health conditions.

Main duties

  • to assist and accompany the employer out and about
  • you need the use of a reliable car, that has space in the boot to carry the employer’s mobility scooter - You will also need to be able to lift the scooter parts in and out of your vehicle
  • you need to have a full driving licence and the relevant business insurance
  • support in the home as required - On a Sunday you may be required to prepare a Sunday lunch / hot meal and tidy the kitchen afterwards
  • a calm, empathetic, kind nature is essential as is the ability to ensure the employer feels safe at all times
  • there is no personal care in this role, however personal support is required - But is important to note that this does not involve any physical contact
  • any other task which the employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a Personal Assistant

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will be friendly, able to give support, while respecting the employer’s independence but also able to take instruction.

Must be flexible and trustworthy.

The role requires close contact with an individual who is extremely vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission. Preference may be given to applicants who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Careful consideration will be given to applicants who can show the vaccination is not suitable for them on reasonable grounds.

You will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Sponsorship cannot be provided by individual employers. Your right to work in the UK must be confirmed already.

Job details

Position

Personal Assistant

Job reference

EF03/07/KE3

Hours

9 hours per week worked on a Tuesday, Thursday and a Friday (3 hours per day).

Start time is flexible and can be worked around school hours if needed.

Rate

£11.44 per hour

Area

Corby (NN17 Area)

About the employer

The employer is a lady living in her home in Corby. A personal assistant is sought to support her continued independent life.

Main duties

  • support with shopping trips and accessing the community, therefore a full driving licence and use of a reliable car is essential. Mileage will be paid (minus the commute)
  • to accompany the employer to her regular swimming pool. You will need to be a competent swimmer / confident in the water as you will need to be in the pool with the employer whilst she swims
  • general light household duties (dusting, vacuuming, washing up, laundry etc.)
  • provide pet care to the employer’s 4, caged, pet rats
  • no personal care is required at the moment, but this may change in the future
  • any other task which the employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a personal assistant.

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will be friendly and able to give empathetic support, while respecting the employer’s independence but also able to take instruction.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour.

You will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Sponsorship cannot be provided by individual employers. Your right to work in the UK must be confirmed already.

Job details

Position

Female Personal Assistant / Care Assistant

Job reference

MD01/23/KE

Hours

16 hours a week, worked over 7 days, with three calls per day.

Rate

£11.44 per hour

Area

Irthlingborough (NN9 Area)

About the employer

The Employer is an active lady living in her home in Irthlingborough. She is a mother and a full-time wheelchair user. She has Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia and an SPC Catheter.

Main Duties

8.30am Morning Call – 45mins

  • To assist the Employer in getting up, dressed and ready for her day. The Employer can transfer into her wheelchair independently. Making hot drinks and snacks as required.
  • Personal care as required. The Employer is doubly incontinent and has an SPC catheter. You will need to clean the SPC site and assist her to empty her catheter bag and help her change pads. All necessary sterile equipment is provided.
  • Any other task which the Employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a Personal Assistant.

12.00pm Lunch Time Call – 45 mins

  • Assist with making lunch (reaching items that the Employer is unable to retrieve and general assistance etc.). Tidying the kitchen afterwards. Personal care as required.
  • Any other task which the Employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a Personal Assistant.

6.00pm Evening Call – 30 mins

  • To assist Employer in readying herself for bed – general support and assistance as required. Personal care as required.

Any other task which the Employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a Personal Assistant.

Remaining 2 floating hours per week

  • These two hours are mainly to help the Employer with cleaning; cleaning in rooms that are not accessible for the Employer, changing beds, helping clean the bathroom, dusting, cleaning skirting boards, putting things away etc.
  • To help her do normal things i.e. help her do some gardening, carry things for her and to help her water her indoor plants etc.
  • Occasional assistance with shopping and appointments, and any jobs she needs to do that requires additional support etc.
  • Any other task which the Employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a Personal Assistant.

The lunchtime and evening calls do have some flexibility in the timings of the calls. This can be discussed and agreed at interview stage.

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will be friendly, able to give empathetic support, while respecting the employer’s independence but also able to take instruction.

Please note the Employer has a very large dog (as well as a smaller one) so you must be comfortable around animals. No pet care is required.

The Employer has three children, but childcare is not part of the role.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour.

A current clear DBS check is essential (or you must be willing to undertake one).

You will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Sponsorship cannot be provided by individual employers. Your right to live and work in the UK must already be established.

Job details

Position

Female Personal Assistant / Care Assistant

Job reference

LJ04/15/KE

Hours

12 hours per week

Worked over 6 mornings a week (Monday to Saturday) from 7am to 9am

Rate

£11.44 per hour

Area

Woodford, near Kettering, NN14 area.

About the employer

The employer is a lady living in her own home in Woodford. She has mobility and speech issues. She lives with her husband and their pet dog.

Main duties

  • to assist the employer with her morning routine – Helping with a bath or wash and to get her dried and dressed afterwards - Brush her hair and get her ready for her day
  • to make or change the bedding as necessary
  • aide the employer to come downstairs, settle her for the day and then make her a breakfast of her choice - Tidying and clearing up in the kitchen afterwards
  • personal care as and when required
  • any other task which the employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a personal assistant

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will be friendly, able to give empathetic support, while respecting the employer’s independence but also able to take instruction.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour.

The role requires close personal contact with an individual who is extremely vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission. Preference may be given to applicants who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Careful consideration will be given to applicants who can show the vaccination is not suitable for them on reasonable grounds.

The employer has a medium sized, friendly well behaved dog. No pet care is required in the role, although you may need to open the back door so that the dog can access the garden.

You will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Sponsorship cannot be provided by individual employers. Your right to work in the UK must be confirmed already.

Job details

Position

Personal Assistant

Job reference

LL01/23/KE2

Hours

9 hours per week, worked as follows:

  • Mondays - 10am to 1pm
  • Wednesdays - 10am to 1pm
  • Fridays - 10am to 1pm.

Rate

£11.44 per hour

Area

Wellingborough (NN8 Area)

About the employer

The employer is gentleman living with his family in their home in Wellingborough. He is seeking a PA to support him with his everyday living tasks and to encourage him to access the community.

Main duties

  • to assist the employer select appropriate clothing for his day
  • to assist / motivate the employer in the preparation of cooked meals - This may be a co-operative venture depending on how the employer’s conditions are affecting him on that particular day
  • personal care may be required
  • to accompany the employer on social outings in the local area and further afield (to out of town shopping centres etc.)
  • to provide encouragement in relation to taking gentle exercise, i.e walks in the fresh air etc.
  • helping the employer to plan his week and to provide motivation
  • any other task which the employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a personal assistant

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will be friendly, able to give empathetic support, while respecting the employer’s independence but also able to take instruction.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour.

An enhanced DBS check will be carried out prior to commencement of duties.

You will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Sponsorship cannot be provided by individual employers. Your right to live and work in the UK must already be established.

Job details

Position

Personal Assistant

Job reference

NA12/08/CW

Hours

14 to 16 hours per week Monday to Friday

Hours to be used daily but flexibly

Rate

£11.44 per hour

Area

Rushden (NN10 area)

About the employer

A gentleman following a stroke requires support with the following.

Main duties

  • to assist with general household tasks i.e. vacuuming, tidying, cleaning bathroom / kitchen, washing and ironing etc.
  • on occasion help with cooking, or preparing sandwiches
  • personal care on occasion and to assist with dressing
  • once a week to assist me with my shopping taking me and helping me pack and unpack again at home or on occasion taking me out for social activities or visiting friends or relatives
  • support with attending GP’s attending
  • banked hours may be used for trips further afield to be discussed at interview
  • a car owner with full licence is therefore essential
  • any other task which the employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a personal assistant

Additional employment information

The role requires close personal contact with an individual who is extremely vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission. Preference may be given to applicants who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Careful consideration will be given to applicants who can show the vaccination is not suitable for them on reasonable grounds.

The successful applicant will be friendly, able to give empathetic support, while respecting the employer’s independence but also able to take instruction.

Must be flexible, trustworthy with a good sense of humour.

You will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Sponsorship cannot be provided by individual employers. Your right to work in the UK must be confirmed already.

Job details

Position

Personal Assistant

Job reference

JC06/13/CW8

Hours

2 PAs to share 25 hours a week. This role guarantees a minimum of 9 hours per week, to be worked on a Monday, Tuesday and / or weekends. Times are flexible.

Times will be discussed and agreed at interview, additional available for cover as required.

Rate

£11.44 per hour for employed PA under PAYE
£13.92 per hour for self-employed PA’s (evidence of self-employment and Liability Insurance will be required)

Area

Corby (NN18 area)

About the employer

The employer is a visually impaired lady, with diabetes, asthma and some mobility issues therefore uses a wheelchair.

A personal assistant is sought to support her continued independent life enabling her to enjoy her pastimes and also to assist her with her routine.

Main duties

  • to assist the employer in the preparation and cooking of batch meals
  • cleaning and tidying the kitchen afterwards, as necessary
  • supporting with the employer’s attendance of occasional, local outpatient appointments
  • support with completing the shopping
  • social inclusion - to support when out in the community when the employer is using her mobility scooter or electric wheelchair
  • to take employer to occasional outpatient appointments, therefore a car owner / driver (with business insurance) is preferable - Mileage will be paid (excluding commute)
  • general household tasks, vacuuming, dusting, hanging washing out etc.
  • support with paperwork, reading letters, emails, some computer knowledge would be preferable - Therefore a good level of both reading and spoken English is desired
  • prompt with medication, ensure my medications has been taken
  • any other task which the employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a personal assistant

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will be friendly, able to give empathetic support, while respecting the employer’s independence but also able to take instruction.

A can-do attitude and aptitude to assist the employer.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour.

The role requires close personal contact with an individual who is extremely vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission. Preference may be given to applicants who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Careful consideration will be given to applicants who can show the vaccination is not suitable for them on reasonable grounds.

You will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Job details

Position

Personal Assistant - Weekends

Job reference

JL08/15/KE

Hours

4 hours per week worked on either a Saturday or Sunday from 10am to 2pm

Rate

£11.44 per hour

Area

Barton Seagrave, Kettering (NN15 Area)

About the employer

The employer is an independent gentleman living in his own home. He is a wheelchair user.

A personal assistant is sought to supplement his existing support and so enable his continued independent living.

Main duties

  • to accompany the Employer out for breakfast and maybe a drive to a local garden centre or similar - A driving licence is therefore essential as you will need to drive the employer’s vehicle (insurance restrictions apply)
  • any other task which the Employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a Personal Assistant

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will be friendly, able to give empathetic support, while respecting the employer’s independence but also able to take instruction.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour.

You will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Sponsorship cannot be provided by individual employers. Your right to work in the UK must be confirmed already.

Job details

Position

Personal Assistant / Care Assistant

Job reference

SC04/24/KE

Hours

6 hours a week, to be used flexibly.

Rate

£11.44 per hour

Area

Corby (NN18 Area)

About the employer

The employer is a lady living with her mother in her family home in Corby. She has a visual impairment, anxiety and can have seizures.

She has a small dog and two cats, so you must be comfortable around animals. No pet care is involved in the role.

A personal assistant is sought to help her gain confidence in everyday life skills, to assist her to explore and expand her leisure opportunities and to aide with cooking and baking.

Main duties

  • accompanying the employer when she walks her small, friendly dog
  • to assist the employer in the preparation and cooking of meals - Cleaning and tidying the kitchen afterwards, as necessary
  • encourage and support the employer to access the community more often
  • to help build her skills and confidence in using public transport
  • to take the employer to do her grocery shopping and assisting with this as necessary - A car owner driver is therefore preferable
  • any other task which the employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a Personal Assistant

Additional employment information

The successful applicant will be friendly, able to give empathetic support, while respecting the employer’s independence but also able to take instruction.

Formal care experience is not necessary, however prior knowledge of visual impairments and seizures would be beneficial.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour.

You will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting. The Council is not the employer.

Sponsorship cannot be provided by individual employers. Your right to work in the UK must be confirmed already.

Personal assistant vacancies are also available in West Northamptonshire.

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Last updated 07 June 2024