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Personal Assistant Job Vacancies

Current vacancies:

1. Personal Assistant Required in Exeter

I am a 23 year old man with high mobility needs and visual impairment.  I require support to carry out administrative tasks such as shopping and banking and eating out in Exeter city centre.  Due to my visual impairment I also require support to connect online with social media and other online social interaction.  Personal care tasks would only be required in an emergency.  I plan to have a mobility car and would like an assistant who is able to drive me to places.

  • Approximately 17 hours per week (7 days /Monday to Sunday) from 10am to 1pm
  • Non smoker
  • Male or female – no preference
  • Driver
  • Experience with a power assisted wheelchair is desired but not essential as training will be provided
  • Respect for personal and financial confidentiality is a must
  • Good communication skills are required
  • Trustworthy and with a sense of humour
  • Rate of pay will be approximately £11 per hour


If you are interested in applying for this position please contact me via text message on 07539 992127 or email pkmita@yahoo.co.uk to arrange a suitable time for interview.


2. Personal Assistant required in Tiverton

Rate of pay (per hour): £15

Hours/days required: one hour per week to start with as a trial. Carer will also be needed for holidays

Duties: Bathing and personal care of an elderly lady. Home is adapted for her needs

Skills/experience: Experience caring for the elderly, kind and patient

To apply please contact Andrew Sumner on andrew.sumner@livingoptions.org or phone 01392 45922



3. Personal Assistant required

Location: Exmouth

Rate of pay: £11.60


:   Sunday 1hr morning call, 2hr lunch time call, 45min evening call

                        Monday 1hr lunch, 45min evening

                        Tuesday 1.5hr evening

                        Thursday 45min evening

                        Friday 45 min evening

                        Saturday 1hr morning, 45min evening 

Duties:    Looking for a PA to help care for my husband duties will include; personal care, light domestic duties, meal prep, taking out. 

Skills/Experience:  My husband has severe ME which affects him both physically and mentally.  We have a busy household with three children so a DBS is needed and a sense of humour.  Also needed is a drivers licence and preferably previous caring experience. 

to apply please contact Becky Langley on langleybecky8@gmail.com or phone 07868497636


4. Personal Assistant required 

Location: Starcross

Rate of pay: £12 per hour

Hours/days required: Usual pattern 11:00-15:00 Monday to Thursday, occasional Fridays required, and occasional longer days required. 

Duties: Basic PA duties for an elderly lady: light personal care, preparing lunch, and afternoon cup of tea.  Helping client with washing and dressing in the morning (she likes a lie in!).  Supervision/prompting for toileting and for drinking (mildly impaired renal function) but client can do both themselves.  No supervision of medication required.

Other required skills/experience: Driver and own car desirable but not essential.  If a driver, short trips out in Starcross, eg to afternoon social activity or to lunch out, could be involved in duties.

To apply please contact Andrew Sumner on andrew.sumner@livingoptions.org or phone 01392 459222


5. Personal Assistants Required

I am looking for PA’s to take over a domiciliary care round that I have already up and running.

This round may suit 1 or 2 PA’s.

Client 1: based off Magdalene Road. 7 hours per week.  2 calls a day morning between 7.30 – 8.00am for 30 mins. Tea call anytime between 5 and 7pm for 30 mins.  This call is some personal care, food prep, tidying etc. This is a female

Client 2: based in St Thomas:  15.75 hours per week.  Morning call 8.45 for 45 mins, lunch on a Tuesday and Thursday at 12.pm for 30 mins.  Tea call at 5pm for 30 mins.  Bed call between 8 – 830 for 30 mins. This client goes to Age Concern on a Monday, Weds and Fri so no lunch call. This is a male.  All personal care, food prep etc.

Client 3:  based in Whipton.   19.25 hours per week. Morning call 10-11am Lunch call 12.45 for 45 mins. Tea call 6pm for 30 mins and bed call at 9pm for 30 mins.  This is a female.  All personal care, food prep etc.  This lady has very little mobility.

Client 4: based in St Thomas. 3 hours per week. Mon, Weds and Fri. at 11.15 (flexible) for 1 hour.  This is a male.  Cleaning, hair wash, personal care some shopping.

Client 5: based in Whipton 1 hour per week 2 x 30 min calls on a Mon and Fri or Tues and Fri.  Shower.

If you feel that you would be interested in any or all of the round please contact Karen Hine on 07824886513  or email: khine63@hotmail.com

6. Carer required to support lady in Newton Abbot area

Help with personal care, domestic duties, preparing and cooking lunchtime meal. Experience would be preferred and a good sense of humour required. To provide 1x45 minutes morning and 1x 1 hour lunch time visit 7 days a week.

Rate of pay: around £11 per hour.

To apply, please contact and send a CV to Sharon Button, DCC Independent Living Advisor. Email: sharon.button@devon.gov.uk or phone 07890530443.

7. Carer required in Torquay

Experienced carers required to form a team to look after an elderly couple in their own home in Torquay.

Hours 8am to 4pm, 4pm to 10pm and 10pm to 8am (sleeper).

Flexibility will also be required to cover holiday and sickness.

Duties will include personal care, medication dispensing, meal preparation, domestic duties, shopping, taking to appointments. Driver with transport essential.

Preferably the ideal applicants will have knowledge and experience in dementia care, however experience in care and having a caring friendly nature is of more importance,

To apply please contact Jacqui Adams on jacqui29@sky.com

8. PA Required in Torquay

PA required to cover present PA whilst on holiday/sickness, for a man with Cerebral Palsy, who lives in his own home near Torquay town centre and drives a car, who needs a PA to accompany and enable him on outings, sailing, swimming, shopping etc.

Duties to include:

Some cleaning, washing, ironing, cooking a meal.

Hours 1-9pm £9 per hour. Lunch and dinner included whilst on duty.

To apply, contact: Rosemary Knott, email villanova@fsmail.net or phone 01803 380257

9. Team of PA's required in Kingsteignton

I am a 50 plus woman with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis worsened by a recent stroke and frontal lobe brain injury. I cannot weight bear and I have difficulty with memory and physical tasks.

I require carers for 24 hour care as I am in receipt of CHC funding (now PHB). I am looking for sleep-in workers to help with domestic tasks, shopping, accessing community events, places, appointments, getting in and out of my electric wheelchair, and most importantly, to provide company.

Rates of pay range from £7.20 to £8.20 to £8.60

to apply contact andrew.sumner@livingoptions.org or phone 01392 459222

10. Personal Assistants to help elderly lady in the Ipplepen, South Devon area

Caring and friendly Personal Assistants required to support friendly 84 year old lady with limited mobility and dementia.  To help with personal care, showering and washing hair, getting dry and dressed and administering creams to legs, feet and body.

Ideally to have experience of dementia care however having a caring, friendly nature is of more importance.  Sound knowledge of moving and handling equipment desirable. Training will be provided for the right person.

Will need own transport.


Mornings: 45 minutes to start between 9 – 10am

Evenings: 30 minutes to start between 7 – 9pm

Days negotiable to cover 7 days per week.

Rate of Pay: £12 per hour plus paid holiday entitlement.

Self-employed applicants welcome.

Please note: offer of job is dependent on a satisfactory DBS check and the receipt of suitable references

To apply please send CV and covering letter to recruitmentmargaret@btinternet.com or phone Trevor on 07766 044387

11. Care-Worker needed in Brixham

Care-worker urgently required to provide general care to a disabled man in Brixham who has 3 months to live.

Required 7 days per week for 2 (1) hour and 2 (30) minute attendance sessions per day.

To work in conjunction with a family member.

For further details contact Hazel Lopez on 07731 450412

12. Care-Worker Needed in Witheridge

Ongoing twice daily care for normally spry (if forthright!) 95 year old lady. Mentally alert. Recent spell in hospital following a fall and resultant dislocated shoulder three or four weeks ago has resulted in carers from NHS being provided after her release from hospital. That service is now about to end and we are looking for someone to takeover on a permanent ongoing basis.

Daily morning and evening visits (45 mins and 30 mins respectively) in Brooke Road Witheridge. Until shoulder mended, help with dressing and undressing morning and evening and cutting up food for the day. Once shoulder mended, more of a supervisory role, including shopping and general overseeing - we would particularly like somebody just to be there while she showers etc.

Transport costs will be met.

Phone Fiona (daughter) on 01722 712247/712384

13. Support Worker needed in Sidmouth

Support Worker required by man in Sidmouth to assist with domestic administration: arranging transport (organising occasional flights), providing support and simple tuition with using smart phone & possibly other basic I.T.; help with managing finances, benefits & bills,

I am on a tight budget so would value someone who is practiced at identifying value for money when it comes to choosing service providers for domestic services etc.

I am looking for someone who is supportive but who would also be comfortable to take the initiative in identifying needs and to encourage me to focus on what needs to be done.

Flexible hours by agreement.

But would look at an initial 2 hours per week

Female worker preferred.

Initial Point of contact: Anne Barratt either on daytime telephone number: 01395 513501 or at: annebarratt692@btinternet.com

14. Personal Assistant required in Torquay

  •     £12 per hour
  •     9 hours a week - split between 2 days. Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri
  •     Duties to include: Support with shopping, cooking, domestic chores, use of stand aid and accessing community activities.
  •     No personal care required.
  •     DBS check will be required upon successful application.
  •     Must be able to swim.
  •     Non-smoker preferred but not essential.
  •     Drivers preferred.
  •     Must be okay around dogs due to family members bringing them around occasionally.
  •     Must be trustworthy with a good sense of humour.
  •     Previous experience in care is preferred but not essential.

To apply for this position please attach a CV along with two references and send to andrew.sumner@livingoptions.org

15. Part-time carers needed in Lyme Regis

Part-time carers needed for lovely lady in Lyme Regis.

Assist with bathing and dressing - general companionship.

Hours and rates to be discussed.

Please email jakpip@gmail.com if interested


16. Personal assistant to support a young woman in Totnes

Personal assistant required to support Alyssa who has moderate learning difficulties.

The support required would be for approximately 20 hours per week and include:

  • Guidance with personal hygiene
  • Help with general household duties including some cooking and shopping

Alyssa rents accommodation in a spacious bungalow with her friend, who will be moving on to Kingsbridge because of her job. The position could suit an experienced support worker who is looking for accommodation in the area.

The property does have plenty of parking space and a garage if required. There is a local bus service a short distant from the property.

The hourly rate will be negotiable.

To apply, please contact Andrew Sumner on 01392 459222 or email: andrew.sumner@livingoptions.org


About Us

Living Options Devon is a well respected user-led organisation which works to ensure that people with disabilities and Deaf people can live the life they choose. Set up in 1990 LOD is a registered charity (Charity N0. 1102489) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 4925281). Based in Exeter and Barnstaple, our charitable aims mean we we can offer services across the South West and share good practice throughout the UK. Being led and run by people with disabilities and Deaf people ensures LOD has first hand knowledge and understanding of the issues facing service users and so is very well placed to increase the influence and voice of Deaf and disabled people. We do this by providing education, training and services which enable people to live the lives they choose.

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