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. 

 

Current Job Vacancies

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

Stapleton- Perm and bank hours - Ref: HR20657

Personal Assistants/Carers required

I am a mature lady with MS, my disability is severe but I love to enjoy myself with my family or listening to reggae in my garden in Fishponds, BS16.

The main duties are to facilitate my health and wellbeing, support my outings, and maintain my house & garden, plus personal care duties and manual handling.

  • Must have some experience (training provided)
  • Must be female and over 21
  • Must be physically fit

Please have the following:

  • Full UK driving license
  • First Aid training
  • Manual Handling experience
  • 2 current references

Hours:

Position 1: 10-6pm FRI, SAT & SUN, fortnightly.

Position 2: BANK SHIFTS

(flexi-work available, usually 10-6pm or 6pm-10am)

Rate of pay: £9.50 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 and quote reference HR20657

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

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

Thornbury- 8hrs p/w - Ref: PR20195

General:

  To provide support to a disabled gentleman in Thornbury to support with daily living tasks and general care duties. PA will be friendly, caring and respectful.

Duties will include supporting with tasks inside the home such as bed changes and laundry, vacuuming, mopping and general domestic duties as and when required.

The client will also require support with tending to his legs and taking calipers on and off each day.

Rates of Pay:       

£8.76 per hour

Hours required: 

8hrs per week, approx times as below:

7am-7.30am Monday – Sunday

4.30pm-5pm Monday – Sunday

Client is happy to split these shifts between 2 carers if necessary.

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.
  • Non-smoker

Job Description 

Job Application 

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

Hengrove- 6hrs p/w - Ref: UI20113

Personal Assistant/Carer required

Main Duties

To provide support to an 18 year old young man from Hengrove with Global Developmental Delay. Enabling him to access the community and to build on his independence and confidence. He enjoys going to the gym, bowling and other physical activities. PA will be energetic and self-motivated.

Duties will include supporting with activities outside of the family home such as local clubs, gym, swimming etc.

Some minimal personal care support as required. An understanding of Makaton would be useful as the young man is nonverbal and uses some Makaton to communicate at times.

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.
  • Makaton qualification and experience desirable but not essential.
  • Driving license and own transport essential.
  • Non-smoker
  • Role will be subject to enhanced DBS check and references

Hours: Up to 6 hrs hours per week, job share arrangement preferred

Pay: £9 per hour

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference UI/20113

Job Application Form

Job Description 

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 

Whitchurch - 22 hrs p/w

Personal assistant/carers wanted for a Young Independent Disabled lady in the Whitchurch area

Tasks include help with basic personal care, daily living including basic cooking and domestic tasks and to take me to appointments and social activities (not an exhaustive list). 

An interest in animals preferred as I have 4 dogs. 

Ability to drive an automatic car, have no more than 3 points on driving licence. 

Rate of pay £10.00 per hour paid four weekly 

Looking for someone who can work the following days/evenings Monday evening and Wednesday morning, Saturday and Sunday some flexibility required, hours and holiday cover to be discussed at interview.  To allow me to continue my independent lifestyle

For an application form please contact WECIL Ltd on 01179479911 and quote ref:  BFW17785

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

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 

Eastville- 5 hrs p/w - Ref: YI17642

General

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

5hrs per week, hours could include shifts 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.

Ref-YI

Job Application 

Job Description 

Rates of Pay:       

£9.00 per hour

Bath - waking nights - Ref: GT10200

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 

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 

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: Social Enterprise, WECIL Ltd, 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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