PA Vacancy

Female Personal Assistant – VANCL

Job title: Personal Assistant (PA)

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Hours of work:

16.00-21.00  Monday to Friday as your client attends a Day Centre during the week.  Evening Shift.  5 hours

16.00-09.00  Monday – Friday, evening/sleep in shift.  17 hours

21.00-09.00 Waking Night Shift, Monday to Sunday.  12 hours

9.00-21.00 Weekends.  12 hours Day Shift

21.00-09.00 Weekends.  12 hours Night Shift.

Rate of pay:

Monday to Friday Day Rate £11.69 per hour

Weekend Day Rate £12.13 per hour

Waking Nights £13.00 per hour

Sleep in Rate – National Minimum Wage


We are seeking reliable, enthusiastic, and proactive Support Workers to assist an independent young lady with Cerebral Palsy to live her best life both at home and in the community. We are offering the right person a long term and permanent position subject to satisfactorily completing a probationary period. You will be working in an established team of 8 support workers and will always be working with another member of the team on a 2:1 basis. You will provide support to maximise independence both at home and in the community.

Knowledge or experience of working with someone with Cerebral Palsy or PEG experience, is an advantage but is not essential as full training will be given.

Duties will include assisting with meals, both orally and via PEG, bathing, personal care, administering medication and various domestic duties.  A Motability car is available for trips out on weekends and for holidays.

This position is open to women only as the role includes providing personal care – GOC rules apply.

We are offering both full and part time hours.

Benefits include:

  • Contracted hours after probation period completed.
  • Holiday and Sick Pay
  • Pension
  • Paid Breaks
  • 6 weeks holiday/year – pro rata

Full driving licence preferred but not essential.


To apply please fill out our online application form.

This post is subject to references and satisfactory DBS checks.

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.


Closing date: 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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