Register as a personal assistant (PA)

If you already work (or want to work) as a PA, you can join our register to advertise what you can do and when you're available to work.

Register as a PA

Once you are registered, we will give your details to anyone who is looking for a PA so they can contact you directly. You will also receive a fortnightly bulletin of PA jobs available.

Your details will not be available to the general public.They will be accessed by us when someone we support needs a PA in an area where you want to work.

You won't be working for us, you'll be working directly for the person who needs help or their family/carers and they will have all the responsibilities as your employer. You can also be self-employed.

Joining our register doesn't guarantee that you'll get a job. We do not recommend any individual PA and employers may carry out appropriate checks before offering you a job.

Change or remove your details from the register

To change or remove your details from the register, call us on 03000 41 36 00 or email direct.payments@kent.gov.uk.

What a personal assistant does

A PA is someone who is employed to help people do a variety of day-to-day activities, including:

  • personal care, washing and bathing
  • cooking and preparing food
  • meeting people, socialising and leisure activities
  • shopping
  • taking or injecting medicine
  • getting to and using the toilet
  • banking, paying bills, collecting pensions or benefits.

Skills for Care explain more about the role and what an employer looks for in their personal assistant guide (PDF, 62k).