Why become a Personal Assistant?
Being an assistant can be a very varied role, from doing the dishes, to accompanying an individual or a family on a day out or assisting with personal care. You could just be an extra pair of hands to help make things easier or you could work on a more personal basis with an individual. Whatever the task, you’ll be working with people in their daily environment and making a difference to their lives.
Being an assistant is unlike any other job. You get to build natural connections with the people you work for through working together and giving people the support that makes a real difference to their lives, however big or small. It gives you a unique opportunity to build strong and lasting relationships with the families and individuals you work for.
Becoming part of a pool of assistants in Gloucestershire opens up opportunities to work with different people. You might find one person you’d like to work with to fit around your current commitments or you might decide to work for two or three different people. Glos Assistants gives you the opportunity to build your working hours the way you want to.
I want to be a Personal Assistant – how do I get started?
I have found someone I want to work for – what should happen next?
Working in someone’s home or going out and about with someone you didn’t previously know, has some potential risks.
To ensure the safety of both you and your employer, you should expect to go through a full recruitment process, including:
- Being interviewed
- Proving your eligibility to work in the UK
- Providing at least 2 satisfactory references
- Completing the appropriate DBS check
You should expect to complete all of these stages, even if you already know the person or family you will be providing support to.