Direct Payments Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Assistant AK7233 Job Title: Personal AssistantLocation: Chichester Hourly rate: £11 per hour week days£ 14 per hour SaturdaysReference: AK 7233Hours/shifts: Monday – 3 hours Friday – 3 hours Every other Saturday – 4 hours •I am an easy going lady of 59 looking for friendly Personal Assistant to support with admin tasks and accessing the community or just having a coffee and a chat.• I have a mental health disability and my anxiety can feel overwhelming at times so a good sympathetic listener is helpful when this occurs.• I have a friendly dog, which will sometimes be with me during support sessions, so a dog friendly person is ideal. I enjoy being out in the fresh air and like visiting gardens and woodlands. I have a strong Christian faith, so would like someone who upholds good moral values. Other Requirements •Must be comfortable with pets • Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours. All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionTypical duties Social: • To accompany and support me when accessing the community and activities that I enjoy e.g. swimming, pottery, arts and crafts.• To help me find and access new activities, if they take my interest and meaningful activities, such as voluntary opportunities. • To assist and support me with admin duties such as: • Banking, • Opening and sorting my mail • Writing letters and emails Filling in forms – good knowledge of benefits would be ideal • Making phone calls on my behalf• Arranging and reminding me of appointments Person specificationThe successful applicant will be: • Be friendly with a good sense of humour and be a good sympathetic listener. • I like to walk and can do so at quite a fast pace, so must be fit enough for this. • Be good with computers, phones and hand held devices. • Be good with admin tasks - help with opening and responding to any mail, emails or phone calls. • Be helpful with any benefit or housing issues, as and when required. • Have good organisational skills. • Be a good motivator. • Be reliable with good time-keeping • Be respectful of my privacy and confidentiality • Be able to communicate clearly and effectively and speak, read and write in English. • Be legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom. • Be able to work to a high standard of Health and Safety at all times. • Have patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills. • Be honest and cheerful. Please note, if you are successful in your application you will employed directly through the individual and not Independent Lives.