We are currently recruiting for a Personal Assistant (Mental Health). The role is offered on a zero-hours contract basis, but we anticipate 5-15 hours work per week, with opportunities for more as the service expands.

As a Personal Assistant, you will work with Service Users in their own homes and in the community. Support offered is flexible, but may include emotional support, signposting, assisting with budgeting, income or benefits, social support or help to cook or shop.

One of our clients recently said “The personal assistant service makes an enormous difference to me, provides me with back up and security and I know I’m in good hands”

If you’d like to join our team, then we can offer you:

25 days’ annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata.
Additional annual leave for long service
Full induction training for all new starters
Pension scheme
Travel paid at rate of 0.45p p/mile
Extensive and varied opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and competence
Our commitment to quality includes a strong focus on staff development, and we have held Investors in People status since 2012.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in the health or social care sector, have a positive approach to promoting independence, be an effective team player, have excellent communication and organisational skills and a flexible approach to their work. As the role involves working in multiple locations, a driving licence and own transport is essential.

Please note that weekend work is not normally required and support hours are generally between 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday. The role does not involve personal care.

The salary is £8.01 per hour. Any offer of employment is subject to two satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check. A refundable deposit of £30 is required towards the cost of the DBS check, which is returned upon completion of three months’ service.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 24th January 2019.

To apply please read the job Description and person specification . You should email us at info@nortonhousingandsupport.org.uk with your CV and a personalised covering letter which explains your reasons for applying, and how your skills and experience meet those required by the person specification.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, including those with lived experience of mental health. Please complete the Diversity Monitoring Form, available Here

Unfortunately, we are unable to acknowledge all applications. If you have any queries or wish to discuss the role further, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0116 2538541.

Norton Housing and Support is a Registered Charity (701800) Company Limited by Guarantee (01870880), and Provider of Social Housing (4676)