Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Barnham
Hourly rate: £10 an hr
Reference: CZ7103
Hours/shifts: 10 – 14 hrs a week – possible days would be Mon, Weds and Fri and hours to be discussed

Summary 
• I am a sociable gentleman looking for someone who can support me at home and also to go out and about
• I need some help with general light cleaning, some admin and support to cook
• I like to go out locally to the shops but also further afield
• I have a lovely dog who also likes to be taken out so you would also need to be happy to dog walk with me
• This is a rewarding role and although you don’t need any previous experience you must have a good sense of humour and like a chat
• You do not need a car for the role as I would drive

• Other Requirements 
• Must be comfortable with pets

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.

Description
The role is to enable a man in his 50’s to remain as independent as possible in his own home and support him out and about.

Typical duties
Domestic - 
Support to manage my home
General housework, including cleaning the bathroom.
Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing
Support to go Shopping
Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork

Personal Care: 
Generally there is no personal care needed but the occasional help with shaving or putting shoes on may be required
I do need to be reminded to eat

Social: 
Support while out and about, providing a steady arm to enable me to walk safely
Support to walk my dog
Support with trips out
Occasional support when I’m with my children

Person specification
The successful applicant will be: 
• 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
• Creative
• 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