We are currently recruiting for the role of Personal Assistant.

Working from Norton, you will-

  • Have a rewarding and varied job, where you make a real difference to the lives of adults with mental health needs, enabling them to live as independently as possible.
  • Be part of small, friendly team – In our 2022 survey, 100% of staff believed Norton was a good place to work.
  • Receive a full induction and ongoing support to help you develop your skills – Our Investors in People Assessor noted the level of ‘personal and professional support, flexibility and training’ offered to staff to ‘ensure they are happy in their work and provided with the skills, confidence and knowledge to do their job well’.
  • Receive 6.6 week leave per annum (inclusive of bank holidays), with additional annual leave for long service
  • Have access to our health plan, allowing you to claim back a wide range of everyday health expenses up to your annual limit, access to a 24-hour counselling service, tax and legal support, and shopping discounts, and to our attractive pension scheme (s
  • Work part time hours that can be arranged flexibly (please note hours will be worked between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday-Friday)

We can offer a minimum of 10 hours work per week on an initial twelve-month fixed term contract. There is potential for more hours and for an ongoing contract and opportunities, following the twelve-month period, subject to review.

As the role involves working in multiple locations within Leicester / Leicestershire, the successful candidate will need the ability to travel between sites in a timely manner including at short notice.  Travel expenses between work location are covered – 45p per mile for use of own vehicle.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects the community we serve. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities.

Our ideal candidate –

  • warm and empathic
  • reliable and committed
  • organised and self-motivated, with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • experienced in supporting those with mental health needs, with a positive approach to promoting independence
  • excellent communication and organisational skills

A full person specification and job description is available below –

Person Specification (Personal Assistant)

Job Description (Personal Assistant)

Please note that to meet the needs of those we support, there is a genuine occupational requirement for the post holder to be female, and the role is exempt under Schedule 9 Part 1 Equalities Act 2010.

The salary is £9.50 per hour.   Any offer of employment is subject to proof of right to work in the UK and two satisfactory references (one of whom should be your last or most recent employer, where applicable).  Due to the nature of the role, an enhanced DBS check is also required.

If you have any queries or wish to discuss the role further, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0116 2538541 or via email.

To apply, please email us at info@nortonhousingandsupport.org.uk with –

  • Your CV
  • A personalised covering letter which explains your reasons for applying for the post and the relevant skills and experience you possess.
  • A completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form – available below (please note only one needs to be completed-

equality and diversity form (checkbox version)

equality and diversity form (standard version)

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 19th August 2022.  Unfortunately, we are unable to acknowledge all applications. Interviews will be held at our offices on Newport Street, Leicester, on Friday 19th August and Monday 22nd August 2022.

Norton Housing and Support are an equal opportunities employer, please make us aware should you have any specific requirements or require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process.