Employing a personal assistant (PA) yourself allows you to decide who will support you, rather than support being provided by an agency.
PAs also offer friendship and companionship and many people appreciate the consistency of having one-to-one support from someone they know well and get on with.
The Portsmouth PA noticeboard is a free service for finding and recruiting a PA. It brings together assistants and those who’d like a more personal approach to hiring an assistant in their local area.
The noticeboard has information for employers about their responsibilities, advice on recruiting a PA, information about the PA role, and links to other useful websites.
Visit the Portsmouth PA noticeboard
Employing a personal assistant
A personal assistant may be employed by you directly so that you become their employer. This means you’re responsible for their pay, taxes, contract and pension. Alternatively they may be self-employed. Find out more about employing a PA.
If you’d like to recruit a personal assistant using the PA noticeboard, you’ll need to advertise the support you need, and you can then view the online profiles of available PAs.
If you have any questions or would like help with the process, the PA noticeboard team are available for advice and guidance. You can get in touch with them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 023 9243 7896.
Becoming a personal assistant
You can advertise your services as a personal assistant on the PA noticeboard.
A new website for the PA noticeboard is upcoming, which will include free online training, a new accreditation form and DBS checks for PAs.
In the meantime if you’d like to find out more about becoming a personal assistant, you can read this guide from Skills to Care: Being a personal assistant or contact the PA noticeboard team at the contact details below.
Phone: 02392 437 896