Becoming a Personal Assistant (PA)

Find out how you can become a Personal Assistant (PA) in Neath Port Talbot

Becoming a Personal Assistant (PA)

A Personal Assistant supports people that need help because of their age or disability, to enable them to live as independently as possible.

Personal Assistants are employed directly by people who receive a direct payment to arrange and pay for their support. Personal assistants are not employed by Neath Port Talbot Council.

Register as a Personal Assistant (PA)

Current PA Vacancies

What is the role of a PA?

The duties of a PA vary widely and depend on what the person would like to do – what kind and when they need the support outlined in their care and support plan.

This could include supporting the person with a variety of tasks such as:

  • Domestic chores
  • Leisure activities
  • Preparing meals
  • *Personal care

*Find out how our PA Academy offers new and existing PAs the opportunity to develop their skills in personal care.

Why do people choose to become a PA?

The main reasons include:

  • Good rate of pay
  • No previous experience needed
  • Flexible working hours
  • Training opportunities to develop skills
  • To gain accredited qualifications

How do I view the current vacancies that are available?

This can be accessed through our ‘Current PA Vacancies’ page. Each vacancy has details on:

  • General duties
  • Hours of work
  • Rate of pay
  • How to apply

How do I become a PA?

You can register your interest as a Personal Assistant by completing our online form.

Who can I contact for further information?

You can contact the Direct Payments Support Service on 01639 686812 or email

Becoming a Personal Assistant (PA) Leaflet