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Personal Assistant

Employer
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Location
Staffordshire
Salary
Competitive rate of pay
Closing date
7 Oct 2025
Reference
0000014565

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Sector
Health & Social Care / Work
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Casual
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Part-Time

Job Details

Description  

 

Hours and Working days: Varied

 

Location: Various locations within Stoke-on-Trent

 

  

 

You’ll work directly with one or more individuals to help them with various aspects of their daily life, to help them live as independently as possible. There are a range of Personal Assistant opportunities to support vulnerable adults and / or children.

 

 

 

You’ll be employed directly by an individual who’s managing and paying for their own care via a social care direct payment or personal budget. Personal Assistants usually support individuals in their own home or to go out in to the community.

 

 

 

You can be employed directly by one employer or a number of different people. This is a rewarding career supporting people and making a difference to people’s lives.

 

 

 

Your role might include:

 

organising and supporting individuals with their social and physical activities booking and going with individuals to appointments helping individuals to get to work, college or university helping with personal care such as showering and dressing (although not all PA roles involve personal care) supporting with tasks around the house such as shopping, cleaning and cooking monitoring their health, for example measuring body temperatures or administering medication. managing a team of PAs if you’re in a Senior PA role.   

 

Skills Required:

 

the ability to work on your own initiative good listening and communication skills flexibility and time management good interpersonal skills to work with someone on a one to one basis. patience and understanding of the individuals’ care / support needs approachable, polite and punctual   It might also be useful to have experience working in a similar role or with vulnerable adults or children. You could gain this experience through a work placement, from your personal life, through volunteering or as part of a traineeship or apprenticeship.

 

 

 

Competitive rates of pay.

 

 

 

An enhanced DBS check will be required for all Personal Assistant roles. If the Personal Assistant role is working with children, successful applicants also need to complete level 1 Safeguarding training.

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in this opportunity please send any queries and / or your CV to pa.recruitment@stoke.gov.uk  Alternatively please call the Independent Living Service Team at Stoke-on-Trent City Council on 01782 232124.

 

Company

About us

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is a unitary authority employing approximately 4,600 staff who deliver 700 services to more than 260,000 residents. Our city comprises of six towns: Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke and Tunstall. We are a city of strengths, with a proud heritage and bright future. We have undergone significant changes over the last few years. New ways of working have already transformed many service areas and we are determined to continue to develop more innovative approaches to ensure that we can maximise the benefits of transformation.

Our city

Although the 13th largest city in the UK, Stoke-on-Trent is rapidly outstripping a number of parts of the country with our economic growth and recovery.

Stoke-on-Trent is a city with a strong sense of civic pride - we’ve been voted the kindest city in the UK – and a place where you’ll receive a hugely warm welcome. We have a rich and diverse culture, steeped in our prestigious industrial heritage as the celebrated ‘world capital of ceramics’. But we don’t just want to celebrate our proud past – we firmly believe that Stoke-on-Trent’s best years are ahead of it. We are determined to raise aspirations and match them with high-quality education and health provision, as well as improved opportunities to secure fulfilling and well-paid work. Through uniting social and economic opportunities, we are maximising the full power of the city council as a secure and steadfast institution within the city.

Rewards and benefits

When you work for Stoke-on-Trent City Council you’ll be helping to improve the lives and wellbeing of our residents. We’ll provide you with support, learning opportunities and flexible working options and some amazing benefits including; a competitive salary, generous holidays, an excellent defined local authority benefit pension scheme, annual leave purchase scheme, cycle to work schemes just to name a few. We also have access to lifestyle benefits which offer a wide range of discounts such as family days out, travel, retail and many more.

Our commitment to you

Vibrancy and diversity are two of Stoke-on-Trent’s greatest assets. A city founded on creative endeavour should value and celebrate the multitude of voices, ideas and identities that shape its culture. We are committed to creating a culture which is truly inclusive, where all staff feel valued, listened to, supported and able to do their work to the best of their abilities at all times. And we must ensure that our decisions and policies nurture and empower communities across our city and do not inadvertently disadvantage groups and individuals that we want to help to thrive.

Our approach to Equality and Diversity is an invitation to all our communities to work with and for us so we can continue to improve how we deliver services residents need.

Our employee networks are inclusive, open forums for colleagues with similar lived experiences. They allow staff to meet, support and mentor each other, alongside being a voice for under-represented groups to advise and support the organisation when developing policies and services.

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Company info
Telephone
01782 238189
Location
Stoke on Trent City Council
Civic Centre
Glebe Street
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 1HH
GB

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