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How to register

How to register if you are looking for a PA

As an individual looking for a Personal Assistant to support you, you should register on the website as a “direct employer” and complete your profile. This is the information that PA’s will see, try to include as much information about the role and about you too!

It’s important to give the PA’s an idea of the role and the person they’ll be supporting.

Some people receive funding from Adult Social Care to pay for towards their PA, to find out more about direct payments, Click here. To find out if you might be entitled to support and/or funding you will need to be assessed. Click here for further information on the Isle of Wight Council’s criteria for funding.

If you require support with writing your job description, or you have questions about the next steps please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We are here to support you throughout your PA search and afterwards.

Email: pamarket@iow.gov.uk

Telephone: 01983 823340

How to register if you are a Personal Assistant looking for work

All new and existing PA’s must complete the accreditation process before being able to apply for adverts on the Noticeboard. This can be done by clicking here.

When registering as a PA, remember to include as much information about yourself as possible, include any paid or unpaid health and social care experience – for example the time you looked after a family member, friend, or someone you may have helped in the local community. It’s also important to include why you enjoy supporting people, add some personal interests i.e. what you enjoy doing in your spare time such as hobbies or any volunteering roles that you have done previously.

Once you have created your account on the PA Noticeboard, a member of the Team will contact you requesting your documentation. Click here to find out what documentation is required when registering as a PA.

If the supporting documents have not been received within three months your profile will be deleted from the PA Noticeboard and you will need to start the registration process again.

When accredited, it is vital that PA’s keep their accounts up to date at all time, when renewing Public Liability Insurance Certificates or Enhanced DBS Certificates you MUST inform the PA Market Team of your new policy/certificate number for our records. Please also remember to keep us up to date with your home address and contact numbers/emails.

If you are going to be working on a PAYE (employed) basis this means the person that you will be supporting (not the IOW Council) will be responsible for the payroll and employer’s liability insurance.

Once accredited both PAYE and Self Employed PA’s will be able to apply for work through the advert section of the Noticeboard, PA’s should make sure contact details and cover letters are up to date at all times;

  • PA expresses an interest in the job advert, via the PA Noticeboard Adverts
  • If successful, either the individual, ASC worker or PA Team will set up meeting for the PA with the individual requiring support
  • PA confirms and attendance of the meeting, if the PA cannot make the time or if you have taken up another role – YOU MUST inform the PA Market Team or Social Care Team involved that you can no longer attend the meeting

If you require support with writing your PA profile, or you have questions about the next steps please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We are here to support you, you can email: pamarket@iow.gov.uk or telephone: 01983 823340