Job Purpose and work duties
Job purpose: To assist with day to day activities enabling me to maintain an independent and fulfilling life that meets my chosen lifestyle.
Work Duties will include:
Meal preparation – preparing lunch with fresh ingredients, washing up afterwards and leaving kitchen clean
Taking me to some appointments
May include some light domestic tasks like changing bedding
Encouraging me to exercise by taking short walks round the garden with me. Sometimes I prefer to be on my own, watch tv etc and it will be enough to know that there’s someone in the house. Other times I might enjoy chatting, playing Scrabble, doing easy crosswords with you.
I’m a retired English teacher. I had to stop working early after being badly injured by a car. I can walk with sticks, but my mobility is limited. I experience constant nerve pain which makes life tough. I’m a quiet, polite man and used to enjoy gardening and running a website for my local community. These activities are difficult for me now and I find it hard to know how to get through each day. I try to follow politics/current affairs a little, love good food and like to watch birds feeding in our garden. I live with my wife who supports me but this extra help will allow us both some independence.
Working in a safe way and highlighting health and safety concerns
Assisting with management of employer’s health risks
Establishing and maintaining effective communication
Valid DBS certificate will be required (PeoplePlus can support completing DBS checks for successful applicant)
Round Hill area of Brighton, 5 minutes walk from London Road Station
Hours and rate of pay
4-5 hours on 2 weekdays and 1 weekend day to include lunchtime (some flexibility with this)
14 hours @ £9.60 per hour
Requirements for applicant
A friendly personality
Patient and kind
Calm and fairly quiet
Able to chat with me about anything and everything when I feel able
Able to prepare meals from fresh ingredients rather than “ready meals”
Able to undertake light domestic activities
Flexible, reliable and honest
To be considered for this role please submit your CV and a cover letter that includes why you have applied for the role and what skills and qualities you can bring.
“Equality’s Act: Section 9; Schedule 83 [Work: Exceptions] (Part 1; Occupational Requirements) - applies to this post”