Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Barnham
Hourly rate: £10
Reference: DP7103
Hours/shifts: As required to cover holiday and sickness
Summary
• I am a ‘grumpy old man’ with a great sense of humour. I do love a chat and bit of banter so I can assure you that we will have many laughs.
• I am looking for a personal assistant who will be happy to support me in my home and out shopping or walking my lovely dog.
• This is a rewarding role and although you don’t need any previous experience you must have a good sense of humour (like me) and be encouraging and supportive

• 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 I do need cream put on my feet and 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.