PA Vacancy

Personal Assistant MT/York


Job Title:            Personal Assistant

Hours:                  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings from 5.30pm for 2 hours.

Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 8.30am for 3 hours.

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 multiple aspects of my everyday living. I have recently become a parent, so am adapting to this big change in my life. I have a small team of personal assistants to enable me to live like any other 28-year-old who loves parenthood, their pets (5 rats), art, music, and cooking.

Having a small baby, life can be a bit unpredictable, which may mean the hours need to change slightly. The ideal candidate will be flexible with hours you can work. I am aiming to regain active participation in my local communities after pregnancy and the lockdown. My PA must be willing to facilitate this and be able to fulfil a role, often physically active, helping me to do tasks, which I am unable to complete without this help.

You need to have:

  • An awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • An awareness of the impact of living with chronic pain
  • An awareness of environmental issues
  • An awareness of parenting tasks

Tasks will include:

  • Supporting me in my role as a new parent.
  • Support to access the community e.g. baby groups, music, craft workshops, gardening, activities involving animals etc.
  • Support me to take care of day-to-day activities & household chores.
  • Support me to plan menus, shop, and prepare meals.
  • Cooking very basic meals.
  • Support me around managing personal care.
  • Support me to attend medical appointments and achieve positive outcomes.

You need to be:

  • Comfortable around babies and animals, especially rats.
  • Supportive of and comfortable in the LGBT community, especially trans people.
  • Cheerful, friendly, sociable, and truthful.
  • Reliable, competent, practical and self-motivating.
  • Confident and willing to learn.
  • Respectful of your employer and their environment by being able to support their routines and requests.
  • Able to work independently, complete tasks you start and use your own initiative, so I can avoid micro-managing.
  • Knowledgeable of how to maintain a hygienic, safe and accessible home environment.
  • A good adaptable communicator.
  • Imaginative and creative.
  • Someone with a good sense of humour and fun (or have the capacity to put up with my terrible puns).
  • Able to leave any personal issues you have at the door, so we can have appropriate boundaries.


  • Free training and development
  • A warm and friendly environment

This post is subject to DBS check and references.

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

For more information, please see the Job Description

Closing date: 18th November 2021

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