Job Title: Personal Assistant

Location:      Crawley   

Hourly rate: £9

Reference:     JL6576    

Hours/shifts: 5 hours on a Friday – hours to be agreed but preferably between 9.30 am – 3 pm

Summary

 I am a 27 year old female and I live with my husband.

I have Crohn’s Disease and a heart defect.

I have had several operations which have left me weak and my mobility can be poor.

I enjoy getting out of my flat and accessing local activities.

The role will involve assisting me with every day chores such as the odd bit of food shopping, posting letters, buying gifts etc.

I would also like to increase my strength so want to go on walks and take gentle exercise.

I would like to access local activities such as the cinema. I enjoy going to cafes or tea shops.

 Requirements        

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 -        Light housework on occasions

 

Personal Care:  None (personal care may be required post operations although this will be discussed as the time – no further operations are planned at the moment)

Social:    Accompanying and assisting me on shopping trips when required

Accompanying and assisting me when accessing social and leisure activities including going to the cinema and for walks

Accompanying and assisting me at doctors/hospital appointments when required

Accompanying and assisting me when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.

Driving me on occasional longer journeys

Accompanying me to social meetings eg meeting friends, family

The above duties will involve driving me in your car for which mileage will be paid

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.