Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Southbourne near Emsworth
Hourly rate: £11 weekdays and £12 weekends
Reference: CZ7308
Hours/shifts: 14.5 hrs a week - 4 hrs each on Sat and Sun, 4.30pm – 6.30pm Tues and Thurs and 2.5 hrs flexible support.


I am a mum who is looking for some support over the week for myself and with my young son
You would be needed to support me in my role as mum, helping to care and entertain
But also to help me with tasks around the home such as tidying, helping prepare food and admin
I would also like to be able to get out the house to go shopping or just to get out as I find this very hard
The role would suit a job share and there is some flexibility in the hours

Other Requirements • Must be comfortable with pets
• 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

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
Preparing meals
Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork
Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this

Personal Care:  
help keep medications ordered/taken

Pick up click and collect Tesco shopping
Local shop/café visits (maybe push wheel chair) to try and get me out of the house
Company for me, as I never leave the house
Support to entertain my son who has ADHD so can be very energetic     
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
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