Personal Assistant required by a female wheelchair user. The work will be based in Renfrewshire. Please read requirements carefully before applying.

All applicants MUST have a full clean uk driver's license and be a careful, confident driver. This job requires you to regularly drive a wheelchair accessible van. (For insurance purposes you should ideally have five years no claims).
I am looking for a Personal Assistant to help me with everyday activities to maintain my independence. From personal care, hoisting, and dressing to shopping, cooking, cleaning and help with looking after pets. I have a cat and a small dog.I like to remain as active as my health allows so assisting me on social outings and with activities is also important. 

Experience of a similar 'one on one' caring role is advantageous, but not necessary. It's more important that the applicant be happy to follow instructions, willing to learn, be flexible with hours and be a good 'fit'.

On the job training will be given in the form of shadow shifts and ongoing instruction. The work also requires some stamina and physical capability. Flexibility regarding hours of work is a strong requirement.

I am looking for someone to cover around 20 hours per week, with the possibility of more. (May consider two staff members sharing these hours) There will be a 6 month trial period initially, leading to a permanent position for the right applicant(s). Must be a non-smoker and willing to travel for work when required. This may include overnight stays away when I am visiting friends or family but this will not be a regular requirement and prior notice will be given.

This job pays £10 per hour. There is a pension scheme, I am an HMRC registered employer and work on a four weekly payroll.
A clear understanding of privacy and complete confidentiality is essential. You must also be able to undertake tasks unsupervised and as instructed, to a high standard.
A Personal Assistant must also retain a professional and flexible attitude to work and will at all times respect persons in their working environment. I have a number of friends of different races, gender identities, sexualities and faiths, so if you have strong views and are in any way offended by, or likely to offend, anyone in my social circle, please do not apply.
Candidates MUST meet the following criteria:

Have a full, clean, UK driving license.

Be a careful, confident driver.

Be flexible with hours.

Be a non smoker.

Be happy to help with pets.

Have a strong understanding of confidentiality.

Highly preferred:

Female preferred (This is exempt from equality act on the basis of personal care).

Be able to follow instructions

Good health, stamina

5 years no claims bonus on car insurance 

If this sounds like the perfect role for you, and you meet all of the requirements, please send a CV and covering letter explaining what makes you especially suitable for role and 2 references to apply. If you haven't got direct experience of this type of work, character references from a previous employer, tutor, etc. will be considered, but not those of family or friends.

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