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Personal Assistant (PA) to Young Disabled Man

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Gorgie, Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th June 2023

  • Advertised from 12th May 2023
  • Pay Rate: £13.00 per hour Working Pattern: Full time, part time or casual (negotiable)
  • Job Reference: CGOH



As a Personal Assistant (PA), your role is to enable the employer, a young disabled man and powerchair user, to be as independent as possible. This vacancy is only open to holders of a driving licence valid in the UK, unless working evening or night shift.

Key Responsibilities

• Assist the employer with a wide range of social, work-related and domestic activities, including driving the employer’s Wheelchair Accessible Van (WAV).

• Assist the employer with cleaning, laundry, shopping and administrative tasks.

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

• Assist the employer with dressing, showering and toileting, including use of a hoist.

• Assist the employer to be comfortable in bed overnight, repositioning him on request.

Skills & Personal Qualities

• Enthusiastic, outgoing and positive attitude.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Excellent time-management and organisational skills.

• Previous experience supporting a disabled person and awareness of the Social Model of Disability is 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 of all backgrounds.

• Employment is dependent upon the successful completion of paid trial period with training.

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

Application notes

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