PA Vacancy

Female Personal Assistant – CLNCL

Responsible to: Direct Payment Employer

Location: Gosforth

Pay Rate:  £13.30 per hour

Hours per week: 3 hours per week (6 hours maximum if covering holidays or absence-when required)


Nature of the job role

To support a young woman in accessing her local community and enabling her independence.  To build an individual relationship and assist her in managing a condition that fluctuates. This role will involve assisting the individual with meal preparation and household tasks.


About Me.

I currently have an interest in costume, textiles and the fashion industry and I have an interest in media and film studies. I am considering attending courses based on my interests in the future.  I can be quite shy, so it is important that you are able to build rapport and be patient and understanding.  This will enable me to build up my confidence.  I would, one day, like to go to study, live independently and travel to different places.

I live with chronic and energy limiting neuro immune conditions ME/CFS, POTs and I am looking for someone with patience and understanding.  Someone who can also act as peer support and a trusted advocate.  Someone who will give gentle encouragement but with the ability to understand the need I have to conserve energy.  It would be good if we shared the same interests in design, drama, fashion, and film.


Person Specification – Personal Assistant

To be my Personal Assistant you should:

  • Have a positive attitude towards disabled people
  • Have an understanding of ME and severe ME
  • Be patient
  • Be enthusiastic about your work
  • Be reliable
  • Be motivated
  • Be on time and take pride in punctuality
  • Be able to accept responsibility
  • Have and use your own initiative and common sense
  • Be clean, tidy and have excellent hygiene
  • Be prepared to be trained
  • Be willing to work under my direction and instruction
  • Be willing to work in a family setting around other young people
  • Be confident
  • Be comfortable in the use of the internet, social media, blogs, You Tube etc.
  • Be comfortable asking questions if you are not sure
  • Know how to follow a confidentiality policy
  • Not smoke whilst you are at work
  • Have a full UK Driving Licence/use of transport


For further details, please see the Job Description

Successful candidates will be required to have an enhanced DBS check and references will be sought.

All posts are subject to a six-month probation period.

You do not need any formal qualifications to do this job.  All the training that is needed to be able undertake the role will be provided.

It is far more important that we find the right person for the role regardless of prior experience or training.

What is of paramount importance is that you have the skills abilities and personality traits listed in the person specification.


There is a genuine occupational requirement for the holder of this post to be male/female in accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 and Equality Act 2010 schedule 9 paragraphs 1 – 4.

This vacancy will close as soon as a suitable candidate is appointed.

At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the U.K.





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