Work as a Personal Assistant

Personal Assistant (PA) roles are varied, challenging and rewarding. Every day is different, but you will always be supporting your employer, a disabled person, to lead the life that they choose.

PAs support disabled people to do daily activities that they may be unable or find difficult to do alone. Specific responsibilities are decided by the employer but this could include tasks such as helping around the house, driving to appointments, some personal care or even accompanying them to the cinema.

Previous experience isn’t always necessary with this role, as much as reliability, willingness to learn and a positive attitude.

Roles are usually part time, and are sometimes flexible so could be fitted in around other responsibilities – as agreed with the employer.

See our Frequently Asked Questions  for more information about working as a PA.

Please see below for current vacancies for PAs in Bristol and the surrounding areas – these are organised by amount of hours per week (p/w) and the location of the role.  If you have any questions you can get in touch with the team on 0117 947 9933 or email

Please note  – with all of these roles, the employer is the disabled person who you will be working for. WECIL supports the disabled person in this process but is not the employer itself. 


Personal Assistant Register

WECIL will be holding a register of people interested in being considered for Personal Assistance work. This register will be made available to Disabled people and Parents looking for staff who may then make contact with those listed. The work is rewarding and enables Disabled people to have real independence and inclusion in community life.

PA Register Application Form


Current Job Vacancies


Almondsbury – 10hrs p/w

PA required to assist young man with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Almondsbury (BS32).

Interested in cinema, comic books and gaming.  Some assistance with personal care and help with eating and drinking may be required.  This client does use breathing equipment but full training will be provided.

10 hours per week to be flexible but mainly weekends and evenings £8.60 per hour. 

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

For an application form please contact WECIL on 0117 9479911 quoting reference JN/16895

Job Description 

Job Advert

Application Form

East Harptree - 3 hours p/w

Support Worker/Personal Assistant required for 8yr old Autistic boy living in the East Harptree area (BS40) to provide respite care for the family.

3hrs per week, split into Monday 1.5hrs and Thursday 1.5hrs, after school.

£8.00 per hour.

PA to provide companionship and encouragement to engage in play activities and developing interests and skills.

The child’s passions include dinosaurs, space and anything to do with nature and science.

Car driver essential due to location, unless local.

An interactive, patient and calm disposition is important in this role, along with reliability and good timekeeping skills.

A person with SEN experience is desirable but not essential.

Role subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references.

Job Description

Job Advert

Application Form

Bath - 10 hours p/m

A support worker /mentor is required for a young woman in Bath to support her to access the community.

Experience preferred of worker with young people with High functioning ADHD and autism.

This role is on a part time basis 10 hours per month, mainly weekends so she can attend bowling, swimming and other activities that she may choose.

Car driver preferred but not essential.

£8.88 for weekend rate and £7.92 weekday if required.

The successful applicant will be required to have a DBS check and provide two references.

Job Descripton and Person Specification AM16393

Application form AM16393

Bath - 9 hours p/w

Personal care assistant required for BA2 area of Bath

To work with my teenage daughter who has Downs Syndrome. Days of work: I am looking for someone to support my daughter on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in term time from 15:15- 18:15pm from June 2017. Then ad hoc help at weekends and during school holidays by agreement.

Support required: My teenage daughter likes to go swimming or soft play, play in the garden on the trampoline, role-play and board games.

Rate of pay: £8:50 per hour, plus petrol money if the PA has a car (desirable but not essential).

Job Descripton and Person Specification BA17389

Application form BA17389

Cadbury Heath - 15 hours plus 7 sleeping nights p/w

Personal Assistants required in the Cadbury Heath area of Bristol

Personal Care Assistants required to support a young disabled man in the Cadbury Heath area of Bristol.

24 hour support is needed for my client who is paralysed from the neck down.

He will require one to one support throughout the day and night.

The successful candidates will be able to provide meal preparation and feeding, personal care/toileting, washing and dressing, full domestic duties, shopping and accessing the community and any other tasks within the remit of the personal assistant role.

My client has a fantastic sense of humour and will be looking to employ personal assistants that have a positive outlook and able to work with little or no supervision.

15 hours per week plus 7 nights per week, various shifts available, some flexibility required. The nights are sleeping nights but you may be required to assist my client up to three times in one night.

Hourly rate for day shifts 7.30am to 10.30pm £8.50

Sleeping nights rate: 10.30pm to 7.30am £60.00 per night.

Please note this is not a cash in hand position

DBS checking will be required for this role, which is funded by the employer. Training will be provided by Healthcare professionals.

Experience not essential but desirable, Car drivers preferred.

Job Descripton and Person Specification NM17391

Application form NM17391

Pilning - 6 hours p/w

Young girl with complex needs living in Pilning, North Bristol.

6 hrs per week. Days are flexible.

PA ideally Polish speaking but not essential.

To provide support & educational stimulation at home. Some personal care involved.

Experience with special needs beneficial but not necessary.

Due to location, car driver essential.

£8.60 per hour.

References & DBS check will be required.

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 with quote reference No: EP17641

Job Description and Person Specification EP17641

Application Form EP17641

Bishopsworth - 7.5 hours p/w

Personal Assistant required for a gentleman living in the Bishopsworth area, BS13, to offer support with accessing the community.

Up to 7.5hrs per week, days to be flexible.

£9.00 per hour.

Some light household duties such as gardening, cooking and cleaning apply to the role, as well as support with de-cluttering and organising the home.

PA to provide companionship and encouragement to engage in social activities such as fishing, shopping etc and accessing the community. My client has a keen interest in attending car boot sales and would like support to attend these. An interest in antiques and collectibles are desirable but not essential.

Car driver preferred but not essential. Promoting independence and self-empowerment is important in this position.

Job Description and Person Specification AW16998

Application Form AW16998

Totterdown - 6.25 hours p/w

I’m a woman living in Totterdown, looking for a female Personal Assistant. I have a wide range of interests including archaeology, horse riding, nature, books, good coffee and indie music.

All applicants must be able to drive and have access to a car. No experience is necessary and training will be provided.

I am sensitive to chemicals so the successful applicant needs to be smoke-free and willing to avoid things such as perfume and air fresheners around me and in your vehicle.

Pay rates: £8.50 per hour – Petrol money will be paid for trips out. This is not a cash in hand job. 

Shifts required: 6.25 hours a week.

The personal care shifts will be on Tuesday and Friday 11:00 to 13:00. Wednesday11:15 to 13:30 take me horse riding in your car, pushing me in my manual wheelchair.

There may be extra overtime hours on a Monday morning or to take me to appointments on an ad hoc basis to be negotiated.

Main tasks: Assist with personal care and hair washing. Domestic and cleaning duties, cooking, shopping, laundry and taking me out. (Other tasks as required).

Job Description and Person Specification JH174864

Application Form JH174864

Yate - 10 hours p/w

Personal Assistant required in Yate, BS37, to support an outgoing 27yr old Christian female to access the community and develop her interests and social circle.

Up to 10hrs per week, mainly weekends with some flexibility.

Rate of pay £9.00 per hour.

My client has many hobbies and interests including a love of animals, sports, horses and socialising with a keen interest and desire to participate in long distance running and marathons. She also attends Church on Sundays and would like her PA to accompany her to this.

An active PA with a bubbly and bright disposition is required, who will also display respect, sensitivity and mindfulness to my clients feelings and emotions. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of, or be willing to train in; active listening, de-escalation and epilepsy.

Car driver preferred but not essential. Promoting independence and self-empowerment is important in this position.

Non-smoker. Role subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Job Description and Person Specification LC17791

Application Form LC17791




To apply for any of these roles, please read the related job description & person specification and complete the related application form.

It can be returned via email to: or by post to: Teresa Cotterell, WECIL, Link House, Britton Gardens, Bristol, BS15 1TF

If you have any questions to do with these roles, please call the team on: 0117 947 9933



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