Job Title: Female Personal Assistant

Location: Thornton Heath          

Hourly rate: £12.50 per hour (negotiable for the right person) plus mileage at 45p per mile.

Reference: CC128            

Hours/shifts: Days of the week and times can be flexible between Monday and Friday for 4 hours per day. This could be within school hours and additional hours could be available for the right candidate.


• I am looking for a Personal Assistant to support my grown up daughter

• She is a gentle natured person, who enjoys going to parks, Garden Centres, the Cinema and Theatre.

• The role will involve always supervising her within our home and supporting her to access the community doing things she enjoys.

 My daughter is also a wheelchair user. The wheelchair is an aluminium lightweight 'Green Chair' where the wheels can be removed by a simple press of a button in the centre of the wheel for ease. 

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Must have a UK driving licence
• Must have access to own vehicle

All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Typical duties
Preparing meals and drinks
Light housework / Tidying up after meal preparation and washing up

Any other reasonable task

Accompanying and assisting my daughter on shopping trips when required
Accompany when accessing social and leisure activities
Accompany to the toilet when out and about
The above duties will involve driving my daughter in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing her manual wheelchair when out.
Any other reasonable task

• Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Female due to personal care needs
• Respectful of the my daughter's privacy and confidentiality
• Reliable with good time-keeping
• Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
• Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
• Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
• Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• Honest and cheerful
• Creative
• Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom
• Able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety
Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.

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