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Career Opportunities with Penderels Trust or as a Personal Assistant.Contact your local office.
Many people who receive a direct payment use their money to employ their own personal assistant (PA). There are many benefits to employing your own PA – you choose who supports you, you get to build a close working relationship, you can choose when and how they support you and you can probably be more flexible than if you used a care agency for your support.

There are also a number of responsibilities that you should be aware of – this may sound daunting, but Penderels Trust is able to provide support to ensure this process goes as smoothly as possible, not just in recruiting the right person but ensuring you become a good (and legal!) employer.

From the outset, we will discuss with you what is involved in employing a personal assistant and how we can support you.

  • We will support you with all aspects of recruitment of a PA (such as preparing and placing advertisements, writing a job description, interviewing and obtaining references).
  • We will help you to write a Contract of Employment for your employees.
  • We will give you advice as to how to be a good employer and talk you through the responsibilities you have.
  • We will give you advice on employment law and can help you access further assistance if you need it.
  • We will advise you about the records you need to keep and we will help you to do this if you need us to.
  • We will support you at any joint meetings with other people, such as social workers.
  • We will send you our regular newsletter and other information to keep you up-to-date.

If you do decide to become an employer, you will be provided with a full Information Pack on our first visit to you.

Further general information can be found in our Direct Payments section under FAQs. You can also find specific information about our Payroll Service and our Training for employers on this website.

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