Personal Assistant
graduate job

Personal Assistant

Job description

I am looking for bright, well-presented and motivated people to work on my team of assistants who make my busy life practical.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you if:

  • you are a new graduate wanting time to plan your next career steps,
  • you are here in the UK on a working holiday visa, or
  • you are taking a gap year before or after uni.

The working pattern of this job means that you are on duty for one-third of each fortnight and then you have two-thirds of the fortnight off, and you are paid a regular income for this. Minimum commitment of four months, maximum one year.

I use a wheelchair and need a team of people to help me with all the things my disability prevents me from doing for myself. Basically, I need you to be my arms and legs. It's a job which is very varied: there's an element of personal care, it involves helping me as I do my job, there's cooking and stuff in my home, and I'll rely upon you to organise things so it is physically and practically possible to travel and go out with friends.

I am an educated professional, single and in my thirties. I work running a small engineering business. I have a sense of humour, a can-do approach and I lead a busy and active social life. I do everything that anyone else in my position does, but the difference is that I do it without being able to lift my own arms.

You are organised, practical and self-motivated, with attention to detail and the ability to plan. You must have excellent interpersonal skills and be a fast learner. This role gives you the opportunity to learn important transferable skills and gives you flexibility to travel, work elsewhere or take part in other activities in your time off.

You can do this job while based or living anywhere within a few hours travel of Cambridge. During a shift you stay with me in my home, or wherever I am, to be available as and when I need help.

What we are looking for

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

Formal application must be by online application form on the website, or via the paper form (available on request) by post. Further information available prior to application on request.

Please apply now for start dates throughout 2016-2018.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 28/09/2018

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Closing date: Continuous recruitment


Additional job details


Competitive salary

ContractFixed term
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