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

£10.42 per hour if aged over 23 years
£10.18 per hour if aged under 23 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/KE2

Hours

Times and days flexible, to suit both candidate and person.
Up to 16 hours per week.
Additional flexible hours may be required which may include Sundays on occasion.
Please read the person description below.

Rate

£12 per hour to £14 per hour, depending on experience.

Area

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.

I am 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 dogs and cats.

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

The rate of pay is good, and the hours can be negotiated and be flexible.

You will need to have a DBS or be willing to undertake one. You must have further ID, valid references and be Covid-19 compliant.

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.

The role is based in a village near Corby.

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 my guide dog and my other pets, including help with walking, feeding and cleaning
  • assisting with the basic upkeep and tidying of my 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

PA 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 animals.

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

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 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.

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

JB10/08/KE2

Hours

20 hours per week worked as follows:

  • Monday 10am to 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am to 4pm
  • Friday 10am to 4pm

The two remaining hours to be used flexibly to meet the employer’s needs.

Rate

£10.42 per hour

Area

Kings Cliffe, Peterborough PE8 area

About the employer

The employer is a young man with mild learning difficulties needing support to attend out-patient appointments and with his leisure time activities.

Main duties

  • accompany the employer when attending out-patient appointments
  • leisure time drives out on shopping trips, to coffee bars and other social venues, ensuring the employer’s safety and enjoyment at all times
  • there is no personal care involved
  • 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 reliable and trustworthy with the use of a car.

A cheerful disposition whilst being responsible and happy to provide companionship and friendly conversation while supervising and ensuring the employer’s safety.

A car driver and owner is essential. Mileage expenses will be paid (excluding commute).

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

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

£10.42 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

£10.42 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

JC06/13/CW7

Hours

Two PA's to share 25 hours a week. This role guarantees a minimum of 16 hours per week, worked during school hours.

Rate

£10.42 per hour for employed PA under PAYE

£12.60 per hour for self-employed PA’s (evidence of self-employment and Liability Insurance will be required)

Area

Corby

About the employer

The employer is a visually impaired lady, with diabetes, asthma and some mobility issues therefore uses a wheelchair. She lives with her teenage son.

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
  • car owner / driver with business insurance essential. 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
  • 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

Female Personal Assistant

Job reference

DA05/15/KE

Hours

22 hours a week, Monday to Friday. Approximately 8am to 8.30am start, however there is some flexibility with this, and this can be discussed further and agreed at interview.

Rate

£10.42 per hour

Area

Kettering (NN16 Area)

About the employer

The employer is an independent, disabled gentleman living in his own home seeking support with his daily living tasks.

Main daily duties

  • mop floors surrounding shower and adjacent hallway ensuring the floors are left dry to avoid the risk of slips and falls
  • prepare a light meal for lunch
  • preparation of a main meal for reheating later in the day
  • washing up, tidying and clearing away in the kitchen afterwards as necessary
  • preparation of snacks and drinks during working hours as requested
  • general housekeeping duties including sweeping floors, cleaning and tidying away
  • laundry; including ironing, putting away and changing the bed when requested

Main weekly duties (or as required)

  • support with local shopping and driving the employer to occasional outpatient appointments - A car owner / driver with relevant business insurance is essential for this
  • mileage expenses will be paid (excluding commute)
  • any other reasonable task that the employer requests
  • the employer has a small dog, therefore applicants should be dog-friendly
  • occasionally a a small amount of personal care is needed

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 have 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

EF03/07/KE2

Hours

6 hours per week worked on a Tuesday and a Wednesday (3 hours per day). Start time negotiable.

With the possibility of an additional 3 hours per week, to be worked on a Friday, but this is yet to be confirmed.

Rate

£10.42 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.

Please note 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

TC02/22/KE

Hours

8 hours per week worked over 2 days

Monday and Tuesday, 4 hours a day. Start time between 9am and 10am - to be discussed and agreed at interview stage.

Also to provide holiday / sickness cover for the employer’s other PA.

Rate

£10.42 per hour (rising to £11.44 from 1 April 2024)

Area

Oundle, Northants (PE8 area)

About the employer

The employer is an active man living in his family home in Oundle.

A personal assistant is sought to support his continued independent life enabling him to access the community and leisure activities.

Main duties

  • accompanying on local outings; shopping, bowling, cinema, swimming etc.
  • supporting with the employer’s attendance of occasional, local medical appointments and specialist appointments further afield
  • to be considered for this role you must hold a full UK driving licence and have use of a reliable car. Mileage will be paid (excluding commute) - Business insurance is also essential
  • no personal care is involved in this role
  • 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 employer has a dog, but the dog will be put away so no contact is expected.

The employer also vapes.

Please note 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 27 February 2024