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Vacancy Details

DPSS273 - Personal Assistant - Neath - 6 Hours a week plus COVER (Ref: V000273)

Location: Neath
Pay: £11.00
Closing: 27/03/2024


I am a young man living in the Neath area. I have mild learning difficulties. I am a Type1 Diabetic, but I am also alcohol dependent. I live alone but need support to enable and empower me to continue to live independently. I do not mind if I have a male or a female carer, but I need somebody who is down to earth while being strong enough to put boundaries in place and ensuring these are met. I would require support with medical appointments, shopping, household tasks and prompts with personal hygiene.


A car owner is essential for the role as I need support to access the community for shopping and medical appointments. I will also need support with daily tasks such as the managing of any correspondence arriving at my home and the managing of monies.



Person Type

  • A person who:

  • Is honest, reliable, and flexible.
  • Is supportive, patient, calm and understanding.
  • Has a friendly approach with a down to earth attitude and a good sense of humour.
  • Is confident about working alone but who can also work as part of a team.
  • Previous experience is preferred but not essential.
  • Is medication trained to at least a level B or be prepared to work towards this before commencing role.


6 hours per week to be worked as 3 hours on a Thursday and Friday from 10:30am until 1:30 pm

Plus a PA to cover shifts in the event of sickness/ leave

Additional Info

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of an individual employer. You will be employed by that individual and not Neath Port Talbot Council. To apply for this job please click the “Apply Online” link and complete the registration/application form. You will only need to complete this form once. If you wish to be considered for more than one vacancy or have any difficulties please contact us on 01639 686812 or email quoting the reference numbers of the jobs you are interested in.

This post may require a DBS check (the cost of which will be met by NPTCBC). If this post requires you to work with children then it is compulsory for you to have a DBS check prior to commencement.

If requested by the employer, two satisfactory references must be provided. This post is subject to a trial period of 1 month and a probationary period of up to 6 months.

Wages will be paid on a 4 weekly or monthly basis once a valid National Insurance (NI) number has been provided. You must be eligible to work in the UK and your employer will conduct document checks prior to commencement.

You will receive the appropriate annual leave entitlement as well as all other statutory entitlements, details of which will be set out in your contract of employment. You will also be issued with a Personal Assistants Handbook when your employment commences.

You will be expected to undertake any mandatory training identified as relevant to this post. The cost of mandatory training will be met through the direct payment. Failure to attend mandatory training may result in your employment offer being withdrawn.

If you are interested in applying for a vacancy and have previously registered as a Personal Assistant with the Direct Payments Support Service, please contact the team on 01639 686812 instead of completing a Registration Form. Alternatively, you may email

Please note NPTCBC is advertising this post on behalf of an individual employer. You will be an employee of the Direct Payment Recipient and not of NPTCBC