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.

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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 PAjobs@wecil.co.uk

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. 

If you have not heard back about a role within 4 weeks of applying, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion unless contacted otherwise.

 

Current Job Vacancies

Westbury-on-Trym-10hrs per week-Ref: LB20598

Main Duties

We are looking for two Female Home Care Assistants to support a disabled lady in Westbury-on-Trym, BS9, with daily living needs and personal care.

Tasks include light meal prep, changing catheter, assistance with commode, bathing and creams. Household tasks also include vacuuming, laundry, washing up etc.

PAs must be non-smokers, and be ok with dogs in the home.

Car/driving licence not required but must be able to travel to BS9.

Hours: Up to 10hrs per week per carer as double-up shifts, hours approx:

Monday-Friday, 1hr visit between 6.30am – 9am start, plus lunchtime 30min visit at 11.30am-12pm.

Rate of pay: £9.00 per hour.

Female applicants only – this advert complies with the Equality Act 2010 Part 1, schedule 9 as it is a ‘genuine occupational requirement’.

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911- quote reference LB20598

Job Application Form

Fishponds – 8 hours per week – MP21376

I am looking for a Personal Assistant to support me for 8 hours a week spread over 2 days.  I would like a person who has fluent British Sign Language Skills or to a Level 3 standard and above.

I am looking for someone to help me visit new places, including planning and familiarising with journeys and bus routes. I would like to try new experiences and activities and need help choosing and planning activities.

I would like this person to be kind and patient with a good sense of humor. By providing me with assistance I will be able to lead an individual and independent lifestyle in my own home and within the community.

The Personal Assistant should feel confident to ask what my needs are and also be willing to listen to my requests and the directions that I give and ask when you have not understood my request. Be able to provide me with positive encouragement.

Tasks include:

Support with planning and familiarising me with journeys and bus routes.

Support to visit new places and help choosing and planning activities to attend.

Support me to become more confident when cooking, helping me to plan meals, follow recipes, encourage me to try new things and help me to understand the choices available.

Rate of pay £9 per hour

All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring check

Job Description

Job Application

Clifton – 8 hours per week –JD21447

Tasks include

 Support with emails

  • Planning my day ahead
  • Buying things online
  • Preparing for travel (planning the journey, buying tickets, packing)
  • Arranging to meet friends
  • Going on Nature Trails
  • Planning what to wear (not personal care)
  • Prompting support to be positively motivated to do things
  • Reminders of priorities and goals
  • Dealing with software on my laptop
  • De-cluttering

Personal Qualities and Attributes Required

  • Responsible, self-motivated, reliable and trustworthy.
  • Excellent time-keeping.
  • Confident in working with children and young people
  • Good communication and social skills.
  • To respect confidentiality and privacy.
  • To understand that dignity and independence are important.
  • Ability to drive an automatic car, have no more than 3 points on driving licence.
  • Non-smoker
  • Role will be subject to enhanced DBS check and references

  Hours: Up to 8 hours hours per week – some flexibility required

Pay: £15.00 per hour

Job Description

Job Application Form 

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference JD/21447

Peasedown 4hrs Ref: LE20134

Main Duties

Personal Assistant/support worker to support 7yr old girl in Peasedown with social activities and accessing the community during school holidays.

Activities may include swimming, horseriding, out and about in parks and play groups, walking and visiting cafes. Support around toileting and life skills. Promoting road safety and danger awareness.

The PA must be patient, fun, energetic and resilient. The young girl has a very bubbly and outgoing personality so will need someone who can keep up with her!

Previous experience of children’s care work and complex needs desirable.

Hours: 4hrs per week over school holidays. Days and times to be flexible and discussed during interview. 

Rate of pay: £8.88 per hour.

Personal Qualities and Attributes Required

  • Responsible, reliable and trustworthy.
  • Excellent time-keeping.
  • Confident in working with complex needs and children/young people.
  • Good communication and social skills.
  • Non-smoker.
  • Role will be subject to enhanced DBS check and references.

Application Form

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference LE20134

Easton -6 hours Ref: SH20517

General:

Young women with M.E. living in Easton area of Bristol requires Personal care assistant to help with daily living and domestic tasks . Her M.E. means that she has reduced energy , among other symptoms and therefore needs some support with aspects of her daily life. She is looking for someone friendly and flexible to assist her for a few hours a week.

Main Duties

DOMESTIC DUTIES

* Preparation of meals/ baking ( client lives with her mother and brother who will cook the main meals)

* Help with laundry/cleaning

* Shopping

GENERAL DUTIES

* Support with going to exhibitions /library/events

* Attending occasional appointments

* Help with admin

Note: All needs will vary from day-to-day and duties will alter accordingly.

Hours: 6 hours per week – Monday to Friday ( days to be discussed)

Shifts : flexible to be discussed at interview

Pay: £8.96 per hour

Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro-rata)

Job Description

Application Form

Yate - 27hrs - Ref: NT20623

Personal Assistant/Carer required

Main Duties

Personal assistant required for disabled gentleman in Yate, BS37, to support with daily living needs and general domestic and personal care duties, in his own home.

Tasks include support getting washed and dressed, support with medication, general food prep, accessing the community and work place.

My client is looking for someone outgoing, patient, polite and reliable with experience in a similar role supporting someone with complex health needs. My client’s passions include steam trains, railways, history and sports.

Hours: 27.5hrs per week, hours to be discussed.

Rate of pay: £8.90 per hour.

Personal Qualities and Attributes Required

  • Responsible, reliable and trustworthy.
  • Excellent time-keeping.
  • Confident in working with disabled people.
  • Good communication and social skills.
  • To respect confidentiality and privacy, and respect professional boundaries.
  • Have an understanding of complex health needs.
  • To understand that dignity and independence are important.
  • Driving license and own transport essential.
  • Non-smoker
  • Role will be subject to enhanced DBS check and references.

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference NT20623

Application Form

Yate- 12 hrs p/w - Ref: SD10789

General:

I am a disabled man living in Yate with my wife and young child, I am visually impaired and have a health condition that affects my mobility. I need assistance with domestic tasks such as cleaning, cooking, and laundry. I use a wheelchair outside of my home and need support to access activities in the community, some of these activities will also be with my child.

Main duties:

  • Maintaining the cleanliness / tidiness of the home
  • Other housework including laundry.
  • Cooking food in large quantities to freeze in portions
  • Occassional preparation of lunch
  • Reading my post to me.
  • Checking cleanliness of my clothes.
  • Driving me, and sometimes my child, to activities
  • Supporting me to take my child swimming

Hours: 

12 hours per week. Tues and Weds preferable, occasional weekends required.

Rates of pay:

 £9 per hour

Job Description

Application Form

Filton- 32 hrs p/w - Ref: DS20250

Main Duties

Young Disabled women living in Filton area of Bristol requires Personal care assistant to help with daily domestic tasks: School run, meal prep, shopping, cleaning, ironing, appointments and basic gardening, occasional grooming support required

Personal Qualities and Attributes Required

  • Responsible, self-motivated, reliable and trustworthy.
  • Excellent time-keeping.
  • Confident in working with children and young people
  • Good communication and social skills.
  • To respect confidentiality and privacy.
  • To understand that dignity and independence are important.
  • Driving license and own transport essential.
  • Non-smoker
  • Role will be subject to enhanced DBS check and references

Hours: Up to 32hrs hours per week – Monday to Friday, hours are currently under review.

Shifts: prompt 8.30 am start, finish times may vary

Pay: £8.77 per hour

Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro-rata) – to be taken same time as client.

Job Description

Application Form

St George- 19.5hrs p/w-Ref:MJ20342

General:

I am a lady in my 50s who suffers with a chronic illness and occasionally will need to use a wheelchair. I also suffer with depression from time to time.

I am looking for two PAs to provide emotional support and companionship, support attending appointments and social events, plus general daily livings tasks and dog walking.

PAs will be mature, compassionate, highly organised and self-motivated and with a hands on approach.

 Rates of Pay:  £8.96 per hour     

Hours required:

Up to 19.5hrs hours per week, job share arrangement preferred between two PAs:

1 X 9.5hrs

1 X 10hrs

Personal Qualities and Attributes Required

  • Responsible, reliable and trustworthy.
  • Excellent time-keeping.
  • Confident in working with disabled children and young people
  • Good communication and social skills.
  • To respect confidentiality and privacy.
  • Promoting safety and danger awareness very important.
  • To understand that dignity and independence are important.
  • Driving license and own transport essential.

Job Description

Job Application Form

Henleaze- 22hrs p/w - Ref: MD20197

General:

 To provide support to a young disabled woman living in Henleaze with day-to-day living needs.

The client is looking for someone reliable, highly organised and with a positive outlook. My client is very creative and artistic and would love to find someone with similar interests.

Duties will include supporting with tasks inside the home such as housekeeping and cleaning, maintaining the home, laundry, meal prep and support with bathing when required, along with shopping and accessing the community.

Personal Qualities and Attributes Required

  • Responsible, reliable, trustworthy and open-minded.
  • Excellent time-keeping.
  • Confident in working with disabled people, and experience with long-term chronic illnesses is desirable.
  • Good communication and social skills.
  • To respect confidentiality and privacy.
  • To understand that dignity and independence are important.
  • Non-smoker
  • Role will be subject to enhanced DBS check and references.
  • Car driver desirable.

Hours: 22hrs per week, days and times to be discussed at interview but generally 4 visits per day (morning, lunch, dinner and late evening).

Client is happy to split these shifts between multiple carers if required.

  Pay: Weekday £9 per hour

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference MD/20197

Job Application Form

Job Description

Sea Mills - 14 hrs p/w-Ref:PA18941

Young woman in Sea Mills looking to recruit a Personal assistant

  • Up to 14 hours per per week on Mondays and Fridays(if possible), and occasional weekends, plus 2 sleeping nights per month.
  • Support required with life skills, getting out and about and some housework.
  • Driver essential.
  • Must be young at heart with a positive attitude, like dogs, and be reliable and trustworthy.

Please email pajobs@wecil.co.uk or call WECIL on 01179479945 quoting reference PA/18941

Job Application Form

Job Description 

Yate - 4 hrs p/w - Ref: JS19704

Support Worker/Personal Assistant required for 6yr old boy with Autism living in the Yate area (BS37) to provide companionship and to access the community.

4hrs per month, days and times to be flexible but mainly weekends.

£8.60 per hour.

An active PA is required to provide companionship and encouragement to engage in activities such as swimming, soft play, parks and sports, as well as accessing the community. The role may also include some personal care.

The child is non-verbal, and so previous experience of SEN and complex needs is desirable. PA must also be aware that there is a family dog in the home.

PA must be reliable, calm, experienced and active.

Car driver preferred but not essential.

Role subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references.

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference JS/19704.

Job Application 

Job Description 

 

Little Stoke - 16 hrs p/w-Ref:GE14484

Personal assistant required to help two ladies. Personal care required and support with some domestic tasks including, vacuuming, cleaning, cooking an evening meal.

A  car driver is essential and a clean driving licence. Car driver who has passed Manual transmission vehicle test.

We have many hobbies and interests such as cinema, bowling, shopping and socialising. We have a great sense of humour and we are very chatty.

We need an enthusiastic PA who can use their initiative to encourage my client to participate in activities and promote wellbeing. The ideal candidate will be adaptable to our client’s needs.

Some personal care may be involved.

We require someone to work the following;

16 hours per week over 3 days Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday

10:00am-12:00pm;

17:00pm-19:00pm;

21:00pm-22:15pm

Hours to be flexible to enable community trips (i.e. morning and lunch shift combined)  

The rate of pay is £8.60 per hour.

Non-smoker desirable. DBS check will be required. 

For applications contact WECIL reception on 01179479911 and quote reference: GE14484

Job Application 

Job Description  

Kingswood - 12 hrs p/w - Ref: PH19523

Support Worker/Personal Assistant required for gentleman with Learning Disabilities living in the Kingswood area (BS15) to provide companionship and to access the community.

12hrs per week, days and times to be flexible.

£8.60 per hour.

PA to provide companionship and encouragement to engage in activities such as gardening, accessing the community and providing company to someone socially isolated. Gentle encouragement to increase own personal care.

Tasks will also include domestic cleaning.

My client’s interests include DIY, computers and crafting.

PA must like cats and be aware that my client is a smoker.

PA must be reliable, talkative, experienced and mature.

Car driver essential.

Role subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references.

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference PH/19523.

Job Application

Job Advert 

Camerton - 5 hrs p/w - Ref: BJ19683

Support Worker/Personal Assistant required for 13yr old Autistic boy with complex needs, living in Camerton, (BA2) to provide support and companionship.

5hrs per week, days and times to be flexible.

£7.92 per hour.

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

Activities involve getting out and about, go karting, cinema, bowling, Air Hop, sports and gym.

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. PA must be resilient and understanding, and must have lots of energy!

A person with SEN and complex needs experience is desirable but not essential.

Role subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references.

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference BJ/19683.

Job Application

Job Description 

 

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: PAjobs@wecil.co.uk or by post to: WECIL The Vassall Centre, Gill Ave, Bristol BS16 2QQ

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

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