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Vacancy Details

DPSS340 - Personal Assistant - 5 hrs per week - Rhyd-Y-Fro (Ref: V000340)

Location: Pontardawe
Pay: £12.00
Closing: 03/10/2026


I’m a lady in my 30s living in quite a rural area of Pontardawe. My home is approximately 5 miles from Pontardawe cross and is accessed via a country lane. I live with my mum, pet dogs and cats. I am a wheelchair user when out and about. I have epilepsy and experience seizures daily. I am a classically trained singer and I love music, nature, photography art and attending choirs and social groups. I also help to run a social group. I am also a Welsh speaker.


  • Helping me to access the community
  • Taking me to and from activities I enjoy
  • Supporting me to attend appointments now and then.
  • Helping me find new things to do
  • Lifting the wheelchair in and out of the vehicle and pushing it over long distances when required (manual handling training available)
  • Support with seizures (training to be given)
  • Covering annual leave occasionally
  • On very rare occasions support may be required with “freshening up” and with dressing.
  • Any other relevant duties


Person Type

A person who:

  • Car driver essential
  • Epilepsy experience preferred but training given
  • Is someone chatty, talkative and understanding
  • Someone proactive and who can help to motivate me
  • Someone punctual, reliable and trustworthy
  • Someone supportive and patient
  • Someone vigilant and confident under pressure.
  • Someone who will treat me with dignity and respect
  • Welsh speaker desirable



5 hours per week – possibly increasing to more.

Hours to be used in the evenings or on the weekends as 2.5 hours each. Days and times flexible.


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