ago24 days ago
Background to the job
I suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, so my energy levels fluctuate as does my concentration. I also suffer from Crohn's Disease and have regular trips to the hospital. I am looking to employ a female who can support me and help me cope with life. She needs to be a safe, confident driver. Plus strong enough to push a wheelchair, which I need now and then and for carrying shopping which, I am unable to do.
I am an artist and when I am well enough I like to paint and work in textiles. I enjoy knitting and embroidery, visiting galleries, craft fairs and other venues to stimulate my creativity. I like to rummage in charity shops and visit coffee shops and I love the beach in the summer.
Hours / Times of Work
I will usually require the following hours: approximately 8-15 hours per week, on Thursday and Friday. Some mornings and some long days. This can be discussed at interview.
Rates of Pay and other Benefits
£8.50 per hour
Main Duties and Responsibilities
It is essential that any employee is flexible and adaptable as my needs vary from day to day and therefore the tasks required will vary accordingly.
The tasks that employees will be required to undertake include:
Prepare and cook some meals
Maintaining a clean and tidy house (it's a tiny bungalow)
Some gardening (I have a gardener fortnightly)
Assisting with shopping and other associated tasks
Assistance with paperwork, filing etc
Assistance getting to meetings, social events etc and sometimes providing assistance whilst there.
On occasions employees may be required to perform other reasonable tasks appropriate to this type of employment
It is IMPORTANT that you meet ALL the Essential Requirements BEFORE you apply for the job.
Attention to detail
Sense of humour
Able to respect privacy and confidentiality
Flexible approach to the work
Honest and trustworthy
Non smoker whilst at work
Full clean driving license (my car is automatic)
Similar leisure interests
Previous care or personal assistance experience desirable but not essential.
Female (a genuine occupation qualification exists under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 s7(2)(b) & a7(s)(e)
The jobs is advertised on an employed basis (i.e. it is not relevant for self-employment). Successful applicants will be required to provide a P45 or complete a P46 which will be forwarded to HM Revenue and Customs to ensure that appropriate tax and national Insurance deductions can be made.
You must be legally entitled to work in the UK. This will be checked as part of the application process.
The job requires people who have of a good degree common sense and initiative. It is essential that you are able to respect confidentiality. As part of the work you will inevitably get to know a lot of personal information about the person you are supporting. It is essential, and a specific requirement of the job, that you respect people's confidentiality at all times.
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