Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Crawley
Hourly rate: £9.50 (Mileage will also be paid)
Reference: DP4871
Hours/shifts: Three weekends a month, either Saturday or Sunday 09:00am – 5:00pm. We’re flexible around hours and can discuss this further at interview if needed.


I am a fifteen year old teenage boy looking for someone to help me access the community and get out and about as much as possible. I am a chatty young man who loves listening to music.

I’m really active and I love exploring and going to as many different places as I can. I love to go swimming, to the cinema, to theme parks, going shopping and going out to eat – if it’s a place where I’m able to stretch my legs then I’m happy. I enjoy using a range of public transport to access the community.

I also really enjoy being creative and love to paint and take photographs of buildings and local scenery. I like to see shows at the local theatre, so if you’re active and creative then I’m sure we’ll get along.

I need support accessing the community because I have an acquired brain injury that effects my hearing and vision. Because of this I can also have difficulty picking up on people’s emotions, so I need someone to be there for me when I interact with others.

There is no personal care involved in this role.

Other Requirements
• Must be comfortable with pets – we have one dog and a few budgies
• 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
Driving and accompanying to social events such as:
• Cinema
• Theatre

Driving and accompanying to leisure activities such as:
• Parks
• Swimming
• The beach
• The zoo
• Theme parks

• 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