Job Title: Female Personal Assistants
Location: Patcham area of Brighton.
Hourly rate: £11.00 per hour
Reference: DP161
Role 1: Monday – Friday Mornings (hours to be discussed with family but no less than 2 hours a day)
Role 2 : Saturday and Sunday Mornings (hours to be discussed with family but no less than 2 hours a day)


  • I am a 90 year old lady living with mixed dementia.
  • I love to chat over a cup of tea and I have a great sense of humour. I love animals and you will often hear me talking about the pets and chickens we had when I was little.
  • I like going for walks and regularly walk over a mile with my sons at weekends, and would really enjoy going out more with my PA.
  • I also enjoy watching nature programmes
  • I am looking for two female PA’s who can assist me with my morning routine.
  • I am very independent but would like some help with personal care, choosing appropriate clothing and dressing, and breakfasting. I also need prompting to take my medication.

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• Must have a UK driving licence
• Must have access to own vehicle
• Other :
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

Domestic -
Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning
Taking out rubbish
General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.
Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Making tea for the employer's guests
Any other reasonable task

Personal Care:
• Washing and bathing– towelling dry/ drying hair
• Supervision and/or assistance with washing and bathing, hair washing/ brushing as required
• Help getting into and out of bath
• To be on call when employer takes bath
• Assistance with applying cream
• General hair/skin care
• Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
• Help with dispensing tablets
• Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets

Accompany me on walks
Any other reasonable task

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Female/ * due to personal care needs
• Respectful of the employer’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
• Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
• 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