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. 

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

Montpelier-9.35 hours a week-CE24263

Personal assistant for a Disabled Women in Montpelier 

I am looking for a female personal care assistant to support me, I currently have 9.75 hours a week.

This is a position for late morning/afternoons only, from 11am onwards, preferably on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for 3.25 hours per day.

I am looking for someone who can support me with personal care, having a shower, meal preparation, collecting shopping and prescriptions. Some laundry and domestic tasks.

Rate of pay £9 per hour

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

Application Form 

Stapleton – 8 hours a week spread over 2 days – MP24243

Personal assistant for a Young Deaf lady in the Stapleton area

 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 researching places to visit, planning the bus route and familiarising with journeys.  I 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 humour. 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.

Rate of pay £9 per hour

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

This advert complies with the Equality Act 2010 Part 1, schedule 9 as it is a ‘genuine occupational requirement’ 

For an application form and job description contact WECIL reception on 01179479911 or email PAJobs@wecil.co.uk and quote ref: MP24243

Job Description 

Job Application 

Peasedown St John – 6 hours a fortnight – RC/24052

Personal assistant required for Rose, a 16 year old girl with high functioning autistm in Peasedown St. John (BA2). The role is to accompany Rose on trips out of the house in order to provide fun and engaging experiences, offer opportunities for interactions and assist with gaining life skills. This is in order for the client to develop confidence and independence.

Examples of such outings are: trampolining, bowling, visits to attractions like We the Curious and Avon Valley Wildlife Park, swimming, shopping, local farms…

Rose enjoys particularly enjoys visiting animals, shopping, and trampolining.

Please note, car owner is essential. Car mileage is not paid.

Rate of pay:

£9.50 an hour.

Hours:

1 Saturday per fortnight for 6 hours

For an application form and job description contact WECIL reception on 01179479911 or email PAJobs@wecil.co.uk and quote ref: RC/24052

Job Application 

Mangotsfield -7.5 Hours Per Week-PG23716

Personal Assistants required for a disabled man living in Mangotsfield, BS16. Total hours 11 3/4 hours per week. Ideally 2 personal assistants will cover the shifts 

 Hour are approx. ¾ hour am ( approx. ( 10am )  and then ½ hour every evening (7pm  

Also 2 hours once a week for shopping and 1 hour domestic support. 

 Personal care required 

 Must like cats. 

 Employer is a smoker so you must either be a smoker or not mind someone smoking near you 

 Car Driver & Car Owner essential 

 ( use of own transport )  

 Could suit local person. 

Rate of Pay £8.97 per hour (5.6 weeks per year pro rata holiday entitlement)  

 Role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references. 

 For an application form and job description contact WECIL reception on 01179479911 or email PAJobs@wecil.co.uk and quote ref: PG23716 

Job Application 

St Anne -12 Hours Per Week-MR23676

Personal Assistant for Woman in the St Anne’s area 

 Experience necessary 

12 hours a week 

Monday to Friday: 2 hours each morning apart from Mondays and Fridays, this will be for 3 hours. 

I am a disabled woman who likes to feel independent and safe in my own home.  I am looking for someone with sensitivity to anxiety conditions and has experience with working in this field. 

I’m looking for an assistant with a positive attitude, a calm and caring nature and who’s happy to support with my socials needs as well as care needs.  

Main duties  

The personal assistant will be expected to do the following tasks: 

  • Leg wrapping on Mondays and Fridays 
  • Some assistance with personal care 
  • Help with cleaning my home and other domestic duties e.g. Ironing, cleaning bathroom and kitchen.  
  • Support with social needs 
  • Driver preferred 

Rate of pay : £9.00 per hour 

I enjoy social interaction and current affairs.  I’ve have experience in administration and this supports me to feel independent.  

If you feel you can assist me to live the life I choose, then please do apply! 

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

 This advert complies with the Equality Act 2010 Part 1, schedule 9 as it is a ‘genuine occupational requirement’   

 Application  Form 

Speedwell-28 Hours Per Week-SG23643

Personal Assistant required for disabled man in Speedwell, Bristol, to support with personal, domestic and social needs.  

28 hours per week – Split Monday to Friday 

Shifts required;  

Monday to Friday – 09.00 am to 14.30 pm 

 Driver preferred 

 Tasks include: 

 Support with getting up 

Getting dressed 

Personal care 

Breakfast and lunch preparation 

Visits out 

Shopping tasks  

Accessing the community 

 Pay rates£9.00 

If you feel you can support me to live the life I choose, then please do apply!  

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

 This advert complies with the Equality Act 2010 Part 1, schedule 9 as it is a ‘genuine occupational requirement’    

Application Form 

Brentry-5Hours-JC23658

 Personal assistant (Carer) for Woman in Brentry  

 I am a wheelchair user; cat owner and the PA will need to use a hoist – experience not necessary and all training will be given. 

This position is for mornings and early evenings. The hours will be from 9.00am to 12.00am and 6.30pm to 8.30pm.   

I’d like the carer to be patient, understanding and reliable. The PA would also need to be flexible with times as I have social events I like to attend. Accompanying me is not necessary as I get out and about on my own.  

Tasks include: 

Helping me out of bed and support with dressing, support with some personal care, preparing food and other general care including some housework. 

Starting rate of pay (To be reviewed once trained) – £9.00 

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

 This advert complies with the Equality Act 2010 Part 1, schedule 9 as it is a ‘genuine occupational requirement’   
 

For an application form and job description contact WECIL reception on 01179479911 or email PAJobs@wecil.co.uk and quote ref: JC 23658 

Job Application Form 

Westbury on Trym-5 hours -DC23912

Experience Not Essential 

5 hours a week – would suit someone already working or living in the area. The hours would look like two hours in the morning, Monday and Wednesday and then an hour on Friday or Saturday.  However, we could work together to make it suitable for us both.  
 

Holiday – Accrued 1 hr for every 9 hours worked 
£9 per hour, paid monthly 
Based in Westbury on Trym, Bristol 

I am looking for a personal assistant who can support me to live the life I choose! Due to my condition my support needs may change, If you’d like to find out more, a job description can be sent to you.  

I work in the mornings so help with the house and batch cooking would be amazing!  

Duties include: 

Preparing food, housework and accompanying me out of the flat for medical appointments, to run errands if needed. All would be gratefully received!  

Desirable: 
Driver with clean licence and own car  

Rate of pay £9 per hour 

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

 This advert complies with the Equality Act 2010 Part 1, schedule 9 as it is a ‘genuine occupational requirement’   
 For an application form and job description contact WECIL reception on 01179479911 or email PAJobs@wecil.co.uk and quote ref: NT11989 

Application Form 

Bishopsworth-26 hours -JR12489

PA support required for mother with Fibermegella and epilepsy in Bishopsworth to help me run the home and to support me with Child Care including School runs.

My Fibermegella leaves me in pain and feeling fatigued. Its impact on me can vary from day to day. It can also impact on my ability to retain information and make decisions.   

Area: Bishopsworth

Rate of pay: £9.00 an hour.

Hours: 26 hours a week:

Monday – Thursday 7.30-9.30 and 15:00 to 17:30 plus and additional 3.5 hours a week which can be discussed at interview.

Job Description

Job Application 

Lawerence Hill-7.5 hours a week-SM23791

Main Duties:

Shopping and escorts to enable me to engage in the community and attend a variety of activities including Christian church group meetings, photography class/art class and tai chi initially.  I will potentially in the future be looking to engage in different activities as I hopefully become more confident and increase my comfort zone.

Hours: 7.5hrs hrs a week.   Tues between 1400hrs – 1800hrs max 3 hrs, Weds 1500 – 1700hrs, 2 hrs Thurs 10:30 – 13:00hrs, 2.5hrs.  Times stated may alter due to different activities; this will be agreed beforehand with consultation.   A driving licence and vehicle is essential. 

Pay:  £9.00 per hour, paid through the PAYE scheme. This is not a cash in hand position.  The Position attracted Pro-rota holiday entitlement. 

Personal Qualities and Attributes Required;

Compassionate and understanding with a non-judgemental attitude.
Good communication and social skills. 
Knowledge of Autism and mental health and/or willingness to learn.

Able to remain calm in a crisis.

Role will be subject to enhanced DBS check and references.  For an application form and job description contact WECIL reception on 01179479911 or email PAJobs@wecil.co.uk and quote ref: SM/23791

Job Application 

Yate-4 hours-NA23510

Personal Assistant Main Duties Personal assistant required for a 15 year old, non- verbal autistic boy in Yate, BS37 4JQ. To provide fun, social and/or educational activities outside his home. Personal care and toileting required.

I am looking for someone who is outgoing, patient, and reliable to engage my son in activities that will support his development. Area of development is dependent on the successful applicant’s knowledge and skills, and could either support my son’s current interests or open him up to new skills and activities. My son is a wheelchair user, able to walk a short distance. He loves to attend Jump (trampolining) , swimming, cinema and shopping. Ideally the applicant would build a friendship and provide a mentoring role.

Hours: 4 hrs a week. Weekends only. Flexible Mon-Fri during the school holidays.

Rate of pay: £9.00 per hour, paid through the PAYE scheme. This is not a cash in hand position.

Personal Qualities and Attributes Required; Fun, positive and ability to relate and get on with my son. Responsible, reliable and trustworthy. Confident in working with children. Good communication and social skills. Knowledge of Autism and Makaton would be advantageous but not essential. Non-smoker

Full clean driving licence, assess to own vehicle with business insurance. Role will be subject to enhanced DBS check and reference

For an application form and job description contact WECIL reception on 01179479911 or email PAJobs@wecil.co.uk and quote ref: NA23510

Job Application Form

Frenchay- 12 hours-ES223382

Personal assistant required for a lady in the Frenchay area for immediate start. Please note this is a temporary post.

12 hours per week on Mon, Tues, Thurs and Friday plus 2 waking nights, ( preferably Tuesday and Thursday ) . Shifts are afternoon 4-7pm  and nights 10pm-7am. Flexibility is essential in working with my other PA to cover each other’s holidays. ( These hours would be different )

I would like this person to be kind and patient with a good sense of humour. 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.

Dog Lover essential – As I have an assistance dog.

Rate of pay £8.96 per hour

For an application form and job description contact WECIL reception on 01179479911 or email PAJobs@wecil.co.uk and quote ref: JH21651

Job Description

Job Application 

Kingswood - 24 hours per week – EA21874

Personal Assistant wanted for 21 year old living in Kingswood

Tasks include

 Young Disabled women living in Kingswood requires Personal Care Assistant to help with daily living tasks and personal care to get ready to go to day centre

Monday to Friday 7:00 to 9:00 and 20:00 to 22:00

Saturday evening 18:00 to 22:00

 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 have no more than 3 points on driving licence.
  • Non-smoker
  • Role will be subject to enhanced DBS check and references

Hours: Up to 24 hours per week

Pay: £9.00 per hour

 Job Description

Job Application

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

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

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

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

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.

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