Are you reliable, able to work flexibly, have good communication skills, and willing to learn how to meet the individual needs of the person you are supporting?
If you think you can make a positive difference in someone’s life, you may be interested to find out more about the Personal Assistant vacancies we advertise on behalf of disabled people in the North East
Personal Assistant duties may include assisting with personal care, social and educational opportunities, and accessing community facilities.
Did you know that Disability North have a PA register for employers to access who are looking for PAs. If you a PA looking for extra hours, someone who may be currently furloughed or an employer looking for extra support then why not sign up to our PA register
After discussing your needs with our team please use this link to pay the £6 for the advert placement:
At Disability North we have continued to work with Direct Payment employers throughout the North East during this challenging time. The need for support is still there and PAs are a vital part of supporting disabled people in our area. A few weeks ago I was approached by someone who needed to recruit a full team of PAs to cover a 24/7 package. My first thought was how are we going to recruit in the middle of a pandemic, are people looking for jobs right now and do they want to go on the frontline?
We put an advert up and within a week we had 10 good applications. To date they have had 18 applications. I discussed with them how I could support to interview and we discussed the subject of video interviews as at the time our building could not be open to the public.
At this current time our recommendations are still to conduct interviews virtually, and I have done a lot of research on virtual interviews in order to provide advice on this. However it is not always possible for someone to make a judgement based on a video interview, some people do not have the technology and are not comfortable with the technology and in some cases it would just add too much pressure onto our employers. We understand that our employers do not have the luxury of being able to suspend recruitment as their support needs do not disappear during a pandemic if anything, they can be greater.
This week we have made the decision to open our building for employers who need to interview PAs in person or want our support to do virtual interviews. We will ensure we are complying with all the government guidance and social distancing will be in force. We are fortunate to have plenty of space. Employers will be informed of the procedures before hand and candidates will receive information on invite to interview so that they can then make an informed decision on whether to attend. Everyone will receive a letter to ask them that if they have symptoms or if they have been asked to isolate for whatever reason they must not attend the interview. We will offer video calls as alternatives as far as possible.
It has been a challenging time, but we are really pleased to be able to start to reopen some face to face work in supporting our employers.
Over the next couple of weeks we will have invited 20 potential PAs to interview either virtually or in person.
Our vice chair Lucy Reynolds is an experienced employer and she has recently used virtual interviews as a first stage in her recruitment process, she then used our building to interview a potential PA face to face and we are delighted that this was successful and the PA is now undergoing the safe recruitment checks:
If you are based in the North East and looking for support in recruiting PAs or want to use our Recruitment Service please do get in touch on 0191 2840480 or email email@example.com
Personal Assistant Required – Flexible Hours Hours: Flexible Rate of Pay: £14.50 (Self Employed) Area: DH7 8LW Do you live locally to DH7? Would you like a job which is flexible to fit within your existing commitments? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Personal Assistant to join an existing team. I am a […]
Job Title: Personal Assistant Responsible to: Direct Payment Employer Hours: 16 hours per week to be used flexibly, additional hours may be offered. Hourly Rate: £9.00 Holiday Entitlement: 5.6 weeks per year An opportunity has arisen for a personal assistant to support a lady in the Blaydon area. Previous care experience; especially in relation to […]
Job Title: Personal Assistant Responsible to: Direct Payment Employer Hours: 28 hours on a shift basis with the possibility of extra hours Hourly Rate: £10.00 an hour Holiday Entitlement: 5.6 weeks per year Area: Birtley Personal care assistant required for a gentleman with a physical disability that needs assistance with most aspects of daily living. […]
Job Title: Personal Care Assistant Permanent contract with 90 day probation period Hours: An average of 20 hours per week. Pay rate £11.25 per hour giving nominal salary of £13,500 p.a. Location: Gosforth I am looking to recruit a Personal Care Assistant to support my fantastic 15 year old son who has Tuberous Sclerosis […]
Young at heart, active Personal Assistant wanted Hours: 5 hours per week Rate: £9 per hour Area: Tang Hall York I am looking for a Personal Assistant (PA) to join my small team of PAs who support me. I live in the Tang Hall area of York and am in my 40s. The wage is […]
Female Personal Assistant Required Hours 16 hours per week to be worked as part of the following shift pattern (although shifts may be subject to change depending on need); Mon-Fri – 7.00-18.30, 21.00-22.30 (split shift) Sat -Sun – 9.00-14.30, 16.30-18.30, 21.00-22.30 (split shift) Overtime is available to cover holiday and sickness of other team members […]
Personal Assistant Wanted Hours: 14 hours a week to be worked flexibly over mornings, afternoons and some weekends Rate: £9.50 an hour or £12 an hour if you are self-employed Area: Seaham I am looking for a PA to support me to lead a busy and active life. I am 30 years old, have a […]
Personal Assistant Wanted Hours: 9 hours per week Monday 7pm-8pm Tuesday 10am -12pm Wednesday 7pm – 8pm Thursday 7pm – 8pm Saturday 10am -12pm, 7pm-8pm Sunday 7pm-8pm Rate: £11.40 an hour + 5.6 weeks paid holiday pro rata Area: Central York About me I am 28 years old and have chronic health conditions which affect […]
FEMALE PERSONAL ASSISTANT, FLEXIBLE HOURS, JESMOND This is a fantastic long-term opportunity for a reliable, motivated and conscientious female Personal Assistant to work flexible hours (including occasional sleepovers) for an independent woman living in Jesmond. Hours: 2 posts both 15 hours per week plus 1 sleepover Post is flexible and exact hours agreed to fit […]
Family Support Worker CG/Spennymoor Hours: Waking nights 1-2 shifts of 12 hours per night, per week Rate: £10 per hour Area: Spennymoor Can you help look after a little boy who relies on you for everything? From speaking up for him to feeding him; from moving him to helping him just breathe easily? He is […]
BASED IN YORK Hours: 12 hours per week Rate: £9.00 Area: York This is an amazing long-term opportunity to support me to have a full and active life. I am looking for a PA to be truly committed to rights and independence for disabled people. My PA must be willing to support me to do […]
Hours: Bank/10 hours per week Rate: £10.30 Area: West Denton Vacancy 1: Bank Staff Hours to cover sickness and holidays Vacancy 2: 10 hours per week (minimum) Hours are to be worked on a rota basis to cover the following days and times below Monday-Friday 5-8 pm Saturdays and Sundays 1-8 pm Weekend sleepovers (with […]
Female Personal Assistant Hours: 22 hours per week (to be split between two posts) Rate: £9.80 per hour Area: Denton About Me I am a lively, outgoing disabled woman living in Dumpling Hall. I love music and have a wide range of music taste ranging from Dubstep to Abba. My son is a DJ and […]
Female, positive and kind PA needed Hours: 6 Hours Wednesdays Rate: £10.54 Area: York This is a fantastic long-term opportunity for a person centred, fun, positive PA to join my team. I live in central York and have a visual impairment and some memory issues. I am looking for someone to work every Wednesday (10am […]
Hours: 30 hours per week split between 2 posts Rate: £11.22 per hour Area: Kingston Park An opportunity has arisen for 2 reliable, self motivated support workers to join our small team. The 30 hours of support will be made up of 2 x ( 4 or 8 hour) day shifts plus some short 2 […]
Female Personal Assistant Hours: 14 hours per week (Monday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm) Rate: £10.00 per hour Area: Blakelaw I am looking for a friendly, confident and enthusiastic Personal Assistant to support me. My name is Summer and I have a visual impairment and need assistance in my home and when out and about. The role […]
A Personal Assistant is required to work with a lady in her seventies, this post will be to join an existing PA and to work two hours per week, the calls required are 4 times a day around the hours of 8am, 1pm, 5pm and 9pm all 30 min calls. Additional hours will also be available to […]
We are looking for a Personal Assistant to support a lady with the school run for her child, to and from nursery. Hours would be 8:00 to 8:30 and 3:00 to 3:30 Monday to Friday, term time only. Experience of childcare preferred and applicant will need to be a driver with access to a vehicle. Enhanced […]
We are looking for a female Personal Assistant to work with a lady in her 40’s with MS. Support will be required with all aspects of daily living including personal care. This lady is non weightbearing and uses a wheelchair. Hours are up to 16 alternate weekends. Our service user does have a dog and […]
Hours 5 hours per week Pay rate £9.70 per hour Area Gosforth and Newcastle City Centre 2 Shifts per week 2.5 hours on a Wednesday and Friday evening between the hours of 6-9:30pm Additional hours on a Tuesday and Thursday to cover holidays and sickness for the second PA. About the role. A […]
Hours: 6 hours per week to be worked flexibly (mainly weekdays after school and Sunday there may be some travelling) Rate: £9.50 per hour Area: Byker Are you energetic and enthusiastic? Would you like to work with a keen sportsman who competes regionally and nationally? My 18 year old son trains and competes with local […]
Hours: 7.5 hours average per week 2 x 3 hours shift on Tuesday Thursday or Friday and a 3 hour shift on alternate Saturdays. Shifts usually start no earlier than 9am and finish by 2pm, although there will be an expectation of occasional evening work and flexibility around the times and days. Rate: £10.00-£10.45 per […]
Hours: 8am – 4/5pm 2:1 5/6 pm – 10pm 2:1 10pm – 6am 1:1 (from 7pm) Rate of Pay: £10 p/h Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year Support worker required to join a team of PA’s to support a young lady with a brain injury. This lady lives in her own property and requires 24 […]
Rate of Pay £9.50 per hour Hours per week Minimum of 13 hours per week Monday 6-9pm, Wednesday 10-3, Friday 10-3 Extra hours available for any additional activities/trips as well as when I am playing at matches and support to attend football matches, I am a keen Newcastle United fan. Location Westerhope […]