Job reference: RT IMC

Area: City of Edinburgh
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Open
Rate of pay: £12.57 per hour, £94.05 per night

LCiL reference: RT IMC

Lead Personal Assistant (PA)

Employer: Individual employer

Location: South Queensferry

Job status: Full-time

Rate of pay: Almost £34,000 per year


The aim of this job is to provide 24/7 assistance to my son.  He has a learning disability, autism and health issues. He is able-bodied, has a good sense of humour and enjoys conversation. He likes to listen to the radio, pottering around in his garden, going for walks and visiting places of interests. He especially likes going to the theatre.


He is 44, and lives in his own home, independent of his family. The family are available for support if and when required.


To enable him to feel secure and less anxious, careful attention needs to be paid to procedures and routines. A full induction programme to the service will be given.


The Post

37 hours per week plus two sleepovers. The hourly rate is £12.57 per hour and sleepover allowance is paid at £94.05 per night. Annual salary almost £34,000.



Experience in a leadership role and of working with people who have a learning disability and autism.


PVG Scheme membership (or be willing to join)


Driving licence


The Post-holder

The job requires someone who has good organisational, communication and listening skills and proven transferable skills. The ability to both lead a team and to follow guidance and instructions is essential.


It is important that the employee is someone who is sensitive to the needs of the employer but also respects the family environment. As all Personal Assistants work one-to-one with my son, it is vital that the Senior PA is reliable, trustworthy and punctual.


An ideal post-holder would be someone with excellent leadership skills, is friendly, calm and patient with a good sense of humour and has experience of caring for people with autism and learning disability.


How to apply

Please apply as soon as possible by completing and returning an application form.

For more information and an application form, please obtain an application pack.  An application pack for RT IMC can be downloaded by clicking here or by emailing and quoting reference RT IMC.  Alternatively, you can call 0131 475 2558, quote reference RT IMC and leave your contact details.

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