London Borough of Lewisham


Are you caring, compassionate, flexible and looking to make a difference in people’s lives?

The role

London Borough of Lewisham are looking for new Personal Assistants to join their PA Directory. This is not a specific job, but is the opportunity to be added to the PA Directory. This allows local employers, who are sometimes funded by Adult Social Care, to purchase care services. They will be able to see your details, availability, skills, and experience, and can then contact you about specific roles. These individual employers are sometimes only looking for a few hours each week, or possibly only term time or holiday PA’s. Others will be looking for regular PA’s to visit each week throughout the year.

As a privately employed Personal Care Assistant, you will provide a high quality, flexible, person-centred care. The specific type of work will depend on the needs of the individual, and will be discussed with the potential employer during the recruitment process.

You will support individual employers to achieve their identified personal outcomes in a positive and responsive manner, supporting the development of skills, and working towards goals. Examples of the types of tasks/roles that might be available:

• Building service user confidence with specific daily living tasks and helping to individuals to learn new skills
• Support to attend community based activities/ appointments
• Helping with shopping
• Help with washing/dressing/feeding
• Domestic cleaning & cooking
• Sitting Service
• Assisting on public transport


Anywhere across the London Borough of Lewisham

What we’re looking for

Having experience of caring would give you an advantage, but what we find matters more to potential employers is that you’re kind, caring, compassionate and motivated to do a great job!

If there are specific skills needed for a job, the training will be arranged between your employer and either the London Borough of Lewisham or Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Additionally, the Direct Payment Team can help to access funding for training from Skills for Care.

Salary details

£10.55 per hour (dependent on individual employer/employee negotiations)

Further information

For an informal discussion and to apply for the vacancy, please contact the Direct Payment team on 02083149675 or email DirectPaymentTeam@lewisham.gov.uk

Please DO NOT use the 'apply for job' button as this role does not require an application form to be completed. If one is submitted it may be missed.

Due to potentially working with vulnerable adults a full DBS check will need to be completed, and be cleared by the Direct Payment Team before you can be added to the Personal Assistant Directory.


The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.




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