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 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. 

 

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

Sea Mills - 14 hrs p/w

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 

 

Eastville - 10 hrs p/w

Personal Assistant required for active young man with autism living in the Eastville area, BS5.

10hrs per week, hours as below plus occasional weekends.

Tuesdays 4.30pm – 6.30pm – gym sessions

Thursdays 4.30pm – 6.30pm – climbing centre sessions

Fridays 9.30am – 2.30pm – gym/sports activities

Job Application 

Job Description 

 

Lawrence Weston - 7 hrs p/w

Personal Assistant required for elderly lady living in Lawrence Weston, BS11, to offer company and support, as well as respite for the family.

Up to 7hrs per week, flexible days and times to be discussed.

£9.00 per hour.

Duties may include food preparation, personal care and washing but mainly for companionship and engaging in suitable activities.

Role subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference BJ/19191

Job Application

Job Description 

 

Yate - 4 hrs p/w

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

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 

 

Farrington Gurney - 3 hrs p/w

Support Worker/Personal Assistant required for 11yr old girl with autism living in Farrington Gurney, (BS39) to provide support to engage in social activities.

3hrs per fortnight with scope to increase, times and days to be flexible but mainly weekdays picking up after school in Radstock and dropping back home to Farrington Gurney.

£7.92 p/h weekdays, £8.88 p/h weekends.

PA to provide companionship and encouragement to engage in play activities and developing interests and skills, as well as building confidence in the community.

Activities may include going to cafes, shopping, cinema, attending clubs and socialising.

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. PA must be ok with dogs in the home and be a non-smoker.

Role subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references.

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference JV/19685.

Job Application 

Job Advert 

 

Kingswood - 12 hrs p/w

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 - 3 hrs p/w

Support Worker/Personal Assistant required for 17yr old female with mild Autism and mental health issues in Camerton BA2, to provide company and support to access the community.

3hrs term-time per week, 5hrs per holiday weeks. Days and times to be flexible but mainly weekends.

£8.88 per hour.

PA to provide companionship and encouragement to engage in activities such as family day trips, shopping and socialising.

My client’s interests include arts & crafts, design and alternative music and fashion, and would love to find someone with similar interests.

PA must be ok with cats and dogs in the home, and a non-smoker is preferred.

PA must be friendly, reliable, talkative and with a calm disposition. Experience with Autism and mental health is desirable.

Car driver preferred but not essential, though must be able to travel to Camerton. Client uses wheelchair when out and about.

Role subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references.

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference LG/19661.

Job Application

 

Camerton - 5 hrs p/w

Support Worker/Personal Assistant required for 11yr old girl with autism living in Farrington Gurney, (BS39) to provide support to engage in social activities.

3hrs per fortnight with scope to increase, times and days to be flexible but mainly weekdays picking up after school in Radstock and dropping back home to Farrington Gurney.

£7.92 p/h weekdays, £8.88 p/h weekends.

PA to provide companionship and encouragement to engage in play activities and developing interests and skills, as well as building confidence in the community.

Activities may include going to cafes, shopping, cinema, attending clubs and socialising.

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. PA must be ok with dogs in the home and be a non-smoker.

Role subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references.

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference JV/19685.

Camerton - 5 hrs p/w

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 

 

Wick - 28 hrs p/w

Personal Assistant required in Wick, BS30, to support a 22yr old female with learning disabilities with companionship, develop her social skills, interests and confidence in the community.

Up to 28hrs per week, flexible days and times to be discussed.

Rate of pay £9.00 per hour.

This young lady is very fun-loving, active and friendly and would like a PA who is similar. Interests and activities include swimming, bowling, shopping and socialising in general.

The ideal candidate will have a great sense of humour, be patient and enjoy being active and social.

The family home has pets.

Car driver essential due to activities and location.

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

PA will be provided with free training and eligible for a pension scheme.

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference LK/19565.

Application Form

Job Description 

 

 

Eastville- 10 hrs p/w

General

Personal Assistant required for active young man with autism living in the Eastville area, BS5.

10hrs per week, hours as below plus occasional weekends.

Tuesdays 4.30pm – 6.30pm – gym sessions

Thursdays 4.30pm – 6.30pm – climbing centre sessions

Fridays 9.30am – 2.30pm – gym/sports activities

£9.00 per hour.

Client requires support around accessing the community and encouragement in social and physical activities such as swimming, tennis and the gym.

Qualities that the client requires from a PA include patience, enthusiasm and politeness. Experience with communication difficulties and autism desired.

Car driver essential.

Role subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Job Application 

Job Description 

Rates of Pay:       

£9.00 per hour

 

Emersons Green – 10hrs p/w

Personal Assistant/Support Worker required for female with Learning Disability in Emersons Green, BS16, to access the community and offer respite for family.

Up to 10hrs per week, flexible days and times to be discussed.

£8.60 per hour.

PA will be lone working and providing companionship to access the community and encouragement to engage in social activities such as social clubs, craft clubs, cookery clubs and getting out and about in the local area.

Job Application

Job Description/Person Specification 

Job Advert 

Bath - waking nights

Waking Night Personal Assistant/Support Worker required for 17yr old female with Aspergers and complex needs living in Bath, BA2, to provide emotional support and offer respite for the family.

Waking Night position will begin at once per week, moving onto once fortnightly then once a month. Days and times to be discussed but mainly Fridays/Saturdays.

PA will be lone working and providing care and support to the client who has difficulty being alone at night.

The ideal candidate will be mature in nature and have experience and understanding of acute anxiety and other complex needs. 

Role subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references.

Job Application Form 

Job Description 

Emersons Green – 6hrs p/w

Personal Assistant/Support Worker required for lively and energetic 5yr old boy with ASD in Emersons Green, BS16, to access the community and offer respite and support for the family.

Up to 6hrs per week during school holidays, exact days and times to be discussed but mostly Tuesday and Thursday daytimes during school holidays.

PA will sometimes be lone working but largely attending trips as extra support to family. The PA will be providing companionship to access the community and encouragement to engage in social activities such as soft play, play parks and the general outdoors. Some personal care may apply to the role.

The child is a happy and cheeky boy with interests that include the Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and physical activities and games.

Job Description

Job Application Form 

Easton – 10hrs p/w

Personal Assistant required for disabled man living in Easton. 10rs per week

I am a disabled man who uses a wheelchair, I live in Easton and require support with personal care, accessing the community, some housework, and to hoist me in and out of bed. UK Driving license and experience of using a hoist is desirable.

I require support for 5 hours per day on two consecutive days. Shifts are as follows: 9 –11am, 2.30-5pm and 9.30 – 10pm.
Rate of pay £8.96 per hour.

For an application form email or telephone WECIL Reception on 01179479911 and quote reference: GH 18199

Application Form

Job Description 

Bath – 5hrs p/w

Personal Assistant/Support Worker required for lively 6yr old boy with Autism in Bath, BA1, to access the community and offer respite for family.

Up to

“Up to 5hrs per week, flexible days and times to be discussed.”

£8.00 per hour.

PA will be lone working and providing companionship to access the community and encouragement to engage in social activities such as swimming, play parks and the general outdoors. Some personal care may apply to the role.

Interests include superheroes, Lego and Beavers club.

The ideal candidate will be mature in nature and have experience and understanding of Autism and behavioural issues, and have a calm but firm manner, patience, a good sense of humour and lots of energy.

Car owner preferred but not essential, PA must however have a full, clean UK driving licence. Promoting safety in the community and danger awareness is important.

Role subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference PT/18907.

Job Application

Job Description

Job Advert

 

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 - 3 hours p/w

Personal Assistant/Support Worker required to support 13yr old male with ADHD in Bath, BA1.

3hrs per week to be worked flexibly, mostly weekends and holidays.

£8.00 per hour.

Are you proactive and energetic, with patience and a sense of humour? We would love to hear from you as we are looking for a

PA to look after our son, join in with his play and to provide companionship.

His interests include computer games and gadgets, nature and the outdoors. We have a cat and a dog in the home, so the applicant must be ok with pets.

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references.

For an application form please contact WECIL on 0117 9479911 quoting reference LT/18450.

Application Form LT18450

Job Description and Person Specification LT18450

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: 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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