The Independent Living Team supports disabled people, people with long-term conditions and older people, many of whom are funded by their local Council, who wish to directly employ their own Personal Assistants (PAs).

Many people become PA employers because of the greater control and flexibility, compared with more traditional care providers such as homecare agencies or day centres.

Every PA job is as unique as the PA employer, and all PA roles can offer a rewarding opportunity for both employer and employee.

The support a PA provides could include assistance with personal care and other daily living tasks. It could mean supporting a PA employer socially or in their place of work. No two PA roles are the same.

Our Personal Assistant Recruitment page has a broad range of PA opportunities that we advertise on behalf of our service users. Each advert gives an overview of the role and details on how to apply.

It is important to note that LCiL is not an employer of Personal Assistants, nor an employment agency. Each Personal Assistant employer is responsible for all aspects of being an employer; LCiL is here to offer advice and support to the PA employer.

Applying for a Personal Assistant role

The requirements of every Personal Assistant job are different and it is important that you read the advert and job description fully. You will then get an idea what the employer’s support needs are and what they expect from a PA.

Make sure you tailor your application, whether it is an application form or a CV, to each role.

The relationship between Personal Assistant and employer can be different from other work settings, but it is still a professional relationship. Reflect this in the quality of your application. A good application makes use of the opportunity to sell yourself, your skills, qualifications and experience. This includes any transferable skills or experience you may have gained in other roles.

Resources [PA Handbook]

Click here to download Personal Assistant Handbook (PDF)

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