Adult Social Care - Personal Assistants

Employing a Personal Assistant

Employing a Personal Assistant (PA) requires a lot of thought. There are key tasks in the recruitment process which you will need to consider, such as:

  • Job description and person specification.
  • Job advert.
  • Choosing who to interview.
  • Interviews.
  • Making a choice.
  • Offering the job.
  • Do the checks.
  • Signing the contract.

Once you have found somebody suitable you will also need to consider your role as an employer. You must register with HMRC, arrange payment to your employee including paying their tax and national insurance contributions, offer of a pension scheme, insurance, health and safety checks.

These are just a few of the aspects that will need to be considered.

More detailed information can be found on the Employing Personal Assistants website by clicking here.