• Part time
  • Anywhere
  • £15.75 GBP
  • 31 July 2024
  • Salary/Hourly Rate: £15.75

Applicant status required: Self-Employed

* This role is a private arrangement with a person or family who is seeking support for someone else or themselves. You will not be employed by or carry out work for Humans Cornwall; we have a dedicated team to help identify private personal assistants for care and support. These roles are personally assisting somebody to achieve their goals, gain independence and/or manage their daily lives; These will be self-funded by the family or person, or they may receive a Direct payment from Cornwall council. *

Location: Near Truro

Active ex-paramedic is seeking a chatty personal assistant to support them with daily living. They actively participate in voluntary work, are passionate about politics, engage in community activism and enjoy board games. They are a wheelchair user with a neuromuscular disorder and epilepsy, as well as occasionally requiring the use of breathing equipment.


Support required:


·       Admin – handling paperwork, bills, and documentation

·       Personal care – assisting with showering and dressing

·       Meal preparation

·       Administering medication

·       General domestic tasks


Hourly rate of pay: £15.75

Hours per week: 19.5 hours

Working schedule: 7 days a week – times and lengths of visits can be adjusted for the right candidate

1 two-hour session for admin duties – days to be discussed

3 times a day:

Morning – 1 hour allocated for morning routine, typically starting at around 8am

Evening – 45 minutes at teatime for meal, administering medication

and any odd domestic tasks – approx. 5pm

Bedtime – 30 minutes for bedtime routine – starting around 9:30pm


·       Must be self-employed

·       Driving Licence

·       Valid DBS

·       Public Liability Insurance

·       Social and conversational


•      Kowledge and experience in providing support to people with neuromuscular disorders and epilepsy, or a willingness to learn

•      Level 2 or Level 3 qualification in social care is preferred, or a strong willingness to learn

•      Prior experience in clinical skills is advantageous, although a keenness to acquire these skills is equally valued.

•      Openness to learning and growth, particularly for candidates new to the field of care, with reassurance that comprehensive training will be provided.

•      Availability for general healthcare training as needed.

Offers of employment may be subject to DBS checks & referencing. If the role is on a self-employed basis, please ensure you have proof of employment status and public liability insurance.

When applying, your C.V. will be passed onto the family or person for their consideration. Due to the high number of applicants that are received for various roles, it is not possible to inform applicants if they have been unsuccessful. Please contact the below email for updates if needed.

If interested, please click apply or email a copy of your CV and cover letter to dana@humanscornwall.co.uk and quote reference H31

Upload your CV/resume or any other relevant file. Max. file size: 1 MB.