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.

Looking for a career in care? Then come along to our recruitment event in November, full details can be found here https://www.wecil.co.uk/caring-together-recruitment-event-monday-19th-november/ 

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

Yate- Up to 20 hours per week -Ref: AC22027

Main Duties

Young Disabled women living in Yate will require assistance with parenting and potential temporary assistance with Personal Care. 

Assistance required to help with daily domestic tasks: meal preparation, shopping, cleaning, ironing, sterilising bottles, support to get ready to go out and about and attend baby groups. 

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 20 hours per week – Monday to Friday 3.5 hours and Saturday 2.5 hours to take me horse-riding

Shifts: 9.30 to 10.00 am start, finish times may vary

Pay: £8.76 per hour

Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro-rata)

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 0117 947 9911 or email PAJobs@wecil.co.uk and quote reference AC22027

Application Form

Job Description

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 reference EA/21874

Stoke Gifford-15.5 hours term time-Ref-KK21883

Personal Assistant/Support worker required ( Temporary Post ) Stoke Gifford  

Main Duties 

 Personal Assistant required for young woman living in Stoke Gifford area to support with getting to college, daily living needs, general domestic and personal care duties in the home. The post is for  Thursday and Friday, totalling 15.5 hours term time – full days may be needed during school holiday on Thursday and Fridays ( this will be discussed further at interview). Additional hours may be required to cover other staff holidays. 

I am looking for someone who is patient, calm, and is able to support me with my independence and also happy to do domestic tasks at home. 

Some previous experience desirable. 

 Hours:  Thursday 7.30am – 10am & 2.30pm – 10pm  

             Friday 7am – 1pm   15.5hours ( term time )  

             School holidays hours will be different/flexible ( to be discussed at interview ) 

  Pay: £8.76 per hour  

 Personal Qualities and Attributes Required 

 Responsible, self-motivated, reliable and trustworthy. 

  • Excellent time-keeping. 
  • Good communication and social skills. 
  • Friendly personality. 
  • 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 

 Holidays: 5.6 weeks per year (pro-rata)  

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference KK/21883 or email : PAJobs@wecil.co.uk 

Application Form

Job Description

Shirehampton-9hrs per week-Ref-JC11541

 Personal Assistant/Carer required

General:

I am a lady in my 60s who needs support with physical and sensory support.

I am looking for two PAs to provide Personal Care, eating and drinking and help me to be aware of my surroundings.

I will require  two PA’s for 7-8 hours a day (over two days initially ) . Duties to also include assistance with Cooking,Laundry & Housework (in addition to the personal care) 

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 24.5hrs hours per week. This will be over 3 or 4 days from 9 – 4pm

PA’s to work flexibly over 3 or 4 days. Days to be discussed at interview

Personal Qualities and Attributes Required

  • Responsible, reliable and trustworthy.
  • Excellent time-keeping.
  • 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.

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference JC/11541.

Application Form

Downend-7.5hrs per week-Ref-MS20646

Personal Assistant/Carer required

Main Duties

Female Home Care Assistant needed for a lady in Downend, needs to be physically fit, experienced in care work and with good references.  Due to the lady suffering with hearing difficulties and Aspasia, a clear English speaker is desirable.

Flexibility is essential as holiday and sickness cover will be needed for mornings and evenings, so, this job would be suited to people in the BS16/BS15 area.

Car owner with clean driving licence, and must be good with dogs in the home.

Hours: 7.5hrs per week with opportunity for more, shifts as follows:

Monday:  1pm-2pm

Tuesday:  1pm-2pm

Thursday:  3pm-4pm

Friday: 3pm-4pm  &  8.30pm-9.30pm

Saturday: 8.30pm – 9.30pm

Sunday: 9.30am-11.30am &  8.30pm -9.30pm

 

Rate of pay: £9.50 per hour, £10 at weekends/Bank Holidays.

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 MS20646

Application Form 

Bath-5hrs per week-Ref-18907

Personal Assistant/Carer required

Main Duties

Personal Assistant/Support Worker required for lively 7yr old boy with Autism in Bath, BA1, to access the community and offer respite for family.

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

PA will be lone working and providing companionship to access the community and encouragement to engage in social activities such as play parks and the general outdoors.

Interests include superheroes, Lego, Minecraft, soft play, and really keen interest in swimming.

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.

Rate of pay: £8.00 per hour.

Application Form  

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

Knowle-3hrs per week-Ref: MM2193

Main Duties

Personal assistant required for lady living in Knowle, BS4, to provide support twice a week with cooking and some cleaning, up to 3hrs per week.

My client would really like someone who has a passion for cooking, and in particular homemade healthy meals and who can support her with healthy eating, menu planning and trying new meals, as well as tidying equipment and utensils away afterwards.

My client has support throughout the week from her family but is looking for someone to support with the above tasks on alternate days, these days and times can be flexible but Tuesday and Thursday afternoons/early evenings would be desirable. The family are happy to be flexible with these hours for the right candidate.

Personal Qualities and Attributes Required

  • Responsible, reliable and trustworthy.
  • Excellent time-keeping.
  • Confident in working within a person’s own home.
  • Good communication and social skills.
  • To respect confidentiality and privacy, and respect professional boundaries.
  • To understand that dignity and independence are important.
  • Role will be subject to enhanced DBS check and references.

 

Hours: 3hrs per week split over two days.

Rate of pay: £9.00 per hour.

Application Form

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference MK21319

Bath-4hrs per week-Ref: CW20796

Main Duties

PA required for 1:1 outreach work for a young lady living in the Coombe Down area of Bath up to 4hrs per week.

The young lady currently attends college three days a week for a sensory learning course, and so would like support on the alternate days. She has a severe learning disability, low muscle tone with resulting lack of mobility, a profound visual impairment, limited verbal communication and low aroused nervous system.

The young lady is able to express her likes/dislikes and make requests using non-verbal means (for example: gesture, pointing, facial expressions, body position and head movements).

Car driver not required – the PA must be confident and happy to meet service user’s mobility needs by pushing her in her wheelchair and using public transport.

The PA must be able to plan activities in preparation for the shift to cover the four hours available. This might include outside and indoor activities (weather dependant).  

 

Personal Qualities and Attributes Required

  • Responsible, reliable, trustworthy and open-minded.
  • Confident in working with disabled people, and experience in working with clients with a learning disability and sensory needs.
  • Good communication and social skills and excellent time-keeping.
  • 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.  

Hours: Up to 4 hours per week, days and times to be discussed at interview but generally will be on either Wednesdays or Fridays (12-4), however, hours can be negotiable & flexible. Hours to be increased from July 2019.

  Pay: £11.55 per hour

Application Form

For an application form contact WECIL Reception on 01179 479911 and quote reference CW/20796.

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

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

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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