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Personal Assistant (PA) To Disabled Gentleman

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh (Gorgie)
  • Closing 7th October 2022

  • Advertised from 7th September 2022
  • £12.57 per hour
  • CG OH



As a Personal Assistant (PA), your role is to enable the employer, a disabled man and wheelchair-user who has muscular dystrophy, to pursue his interests, career ambitions and be as independent as possible.

Opportunity only open to holders of a driving licence valid in the UK.

Key Responsibilities

• Assist the employer with a range of social, work-related and domestic activities (and enable him to pursue his interests, career ambitions and be as independent as possible).

• Assist the employer out and about, including driving the employer’s adapted van.

• Assist the employer with tidying, laundry, shopping and other household tasks.

• Assist the employer with eating, drinking, preparing and cooking food.

• Assist the employer with dressing and personal care, including use of a ceiling-track hoist.

• Assist the employer to be comfortable in bed overnight, repositioning him if requested.

Skills & Personal Qualities

• Enthusiastic, outgoing and positive attitude.

• Excellent communication, social and interpersonal skills.

• Excellent time-management and organisational skills.

• Previous experience supporting a disabled person is desirable, but not essential.

• Driving licence valid in the UK is essential.

• Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership is essential.

Additional Information

• Opportunity is open to male and female applicants.

• Employment is dependent upon the successful completion of two paid trial shifts.

• Staff room available for taking rest breaks and supporting employer overnight.

Application notes

How to Apply

To apply for this position, email your completed application form or CV to, quoting job reference CG OH in the subject line. Download an application form via the link below