Personal Assistants

How Do I Recruit A Personal Assistant?

Contact us at Salvere and we will help you look at the options and processes that suit your situation. You may have a friend or family member in mind or you might want to find someone who lives near you. More often than not you will need to advertise for someone with the right personal qualities and skills to suit your needs.

Salvere can help you with the whole recruitment process, through to appointing the right person and then employing them correctly. After that we can continue to support you on the journey to manage your Personal Assistant safely and effectively.

There are some things to consider when recruiting a Personal Assistant and it would be useful for you to consider these before starting to recruit. For example:

  • Who will be the employer of the Personal Assistant? Will this be yourself, someone you trust or a third party?
  • How many hours of support will your budget stretch to? This will be the basis for how many hours your Personal Assistant will work each week. A Salvere advisor will be able to help if you are unsure.
  • How much will you be paying your Personal Assistant? This will be worked out in accordance with how many hours you wish for your Personal Assistant to work - less hours may could mean a higher rate of pay for your Personal Assistant, but a lower pay rate could increase the number of hours that you can afford to pay for.
  • Where will your Personal Assistant work? Will the role be based at your residence or will it be largely in the community, helping you to get out and about.
  • Duties of your Personal Assistant, i.e would you like them to help with personal care (such as bathing), moving you around your home, taking you to appointments etc.
  • Personal qualities - what are you looking for in your ideal Personal Assistant? Would you like someone with relevant experience and qualifications; a certain personality; the ability to drive etc.