Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Chichester
Hourly rate: £11 per hour week days
£ 14 per hour Saturdays
Reference: AK 7233
Hours/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 check
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Typical duties

• 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 specification
The 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.