Job Title: Personal Assistant.

Location:             Haywards Heath

Hourly rate:       £8.50 

Reference:              DP5607

Hours/shifts: 4 hours per day Monday to Thursday, exact hours negotiable.

Summary

Blind gentleman requires support with housework, washing up, washing and changing bed linen. The successful applicant will also be required to  use own car to take him out to social and leisure activities

Other Requirements

         

  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Must be happy to work in a smoking environment
  • Must have a UK driving licence
  • Must have access to own vehicle

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

Typical duties

Domestic -       

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

General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.

Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing

Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.

Shopping

Tidying

Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork

 

Personal Care: 

  • Help with dispensing tablets
  • Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets

Social:   

Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required

  • Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities

Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

  • Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the work place
  • 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
  • Patient 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.