PA Vacancy

Male Personal Assistant Ref: DG/Gosforth

Hours: 14 hours per week, split over 2 days

Rate of Pay: £10 – £10.50 per hour

Area: Gosforth

I live with my wife in Gosforth and run a gym aimed at wheelchair users and, having just secured new premises, am looking for another PA to join the team. I am a 36-year-old, C5 tetraplegic male. I sustained a spinal cord injury, following an accident in 2014. I am paralysed from the chest down and use a power wheelchair. I am looking for a male Personal Assistant to help with everyday tasks, including driving my adapted vehicle.


The Role:

Driving me to and from the gym in Longbenton (once we open)

Assisting my carer to hoist me into my chair in the morning (full training provided)

Helping with administrative tasks

Help with day-to-day tasks such as assistance with eating
Visiting the supermarket etc. on my behalf

Possibility of very occasional overnight stays at nationwide charity events (my current PA has only had to do this once in two years)

Helping me to exercise (accessing exercise equipment, putting my gripping aids on my hands etc.)

Although there is very little personal care involved in this role, I will need assistance with emptying my catheter leg-bag every couple of hours. This is very simple and can be learned after a minute or so of training.

Car driver essential.

For more information, please see my Job Description


This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 schedule 9 paragraphs 1 – 4.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to using ref: DG/Gosforth

Closing date: 2nd September



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