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Vacancy Details

DPSS512 - Personal Assistant - 10 hours per week (approx) - Neath (Ref: V000512)

Location: Neath
Pay: £12.00
Closing: 27/03/2026


I am a woman in my mid-fifties living in central Neath currently struggling with Fibromyalgia and Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) among other health conditions. I am looking to employ a PA to assist me to be as independent and as fulfilled as my current circumstances allow. I live with my dog and cat and consider myself to be friendly with a good sense of humour.

Each day is different due to my conditions. The FND causes fatigue, which can affect my vision, hearing, speech, memory and concentration. If I overdo things, I can become tired, and this can cause me to have a seizure.

My situation and conditions can cause me to have low moods, and I can get upset and frustrated with my situation. It means a lot to me when people research my conditions and show understanding for my circumstances and symptoms.

My condition will be discussed in the interview, and what steps you would be required to take, should I have a seizure when I’m with you, and how to recognise the signs of me becoming tired and verging on having a seizure.

Prior to my diagnosis and worsening health, I worked for an insurance company for many years and was very social. It is a challenge to adjust but with the right support I hope to improve my quality of life.


Supporting with:

  • Shopping for food/personal items
  • Light admin duties- support to fill out forms or manage bills
  • Minimal personal care- e.g. hair washing
  • Supporting me to organise and store my medicine.
  • Some light domestic duties such as tidying up and laundry.
  • Helping me get out into the community i.e. to the theatre
  • Any other reasonable duties.

Person Type

A person who is/has: 

  • A full driving license and use of own vehicle.
  • Good sense of humour
  • Patient with ability to use initiative.
  • Flexible, reliable and honest.
  • Calm in a crisis with an understanding of mental health and a positive approach to support the management of this. Someone who can motivate me when I am feeling low.
  • I need a PA who is willing to learn about FND, understands my needs and how the condition restricts me, how it affects me both physically and mentally, and for the PA to invest a personal concern in me.
  • Someone comfortable working in a home with pets
  • Someone who can undertake personal care tasks discretely and professionally.
  • Experience in the care sector; either formal or informal would be an advantage.


Approx. 10 per week initially with a view to increasing over time.

Hours can be flexible, but afternoons/evenings would be preferred.

Occasional weekend hours will be offered as well.

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