What is a Personal Assistant and what does the job involve?

A Personal Assistant (PA) works directly for a Disabled person, supporting them to meet their individual needs and live as independently as possible.

It can be a rewarding and varied job, suitable for people with either personal or professional experience supporting Disabled people, as well as anyone studying or interested in learning more about social care.

PA jobs working with Disabled adults, older people and children can involve things like personal care and housework, but others may involve support to go out in the community, social and leisure activities, or managing correspondence.

Who would I be working for?

We support individual employers to recruit staff, including PAs for Disabled adults and carers for Disabled children. If you are offered a job, you would be working for the individual employer, not for dasl.  

The employer might be the Disabled person themselves, or a friend or family member acting on their behalf. If you apply for a job, the individual employer will decide if they want to offer you an interview.

How do I apply for a job?

You can contact dasl's Direct Payments team to get a list of our current vacancies, which change all the time as new jobs come up or close:

Email:  [email protected]

Phone:  020 7501 8960

There is one application form which you can use to apply for as many jobs as you like.  You can download the application form at the bottom of this page, or ask us to send it out to you.  You can use the same form to apply for more than one job. Just include the reference numbers of any jobs you are interested in, in the box at the top right of the form.  We will pass your application form on to the individual employer for job.

Add me to your mailing list?

If you give permission for us to keep your details on file, we can contact you about any new jobs that you might be interested in.

You can fill in the application form at the bottom of this page and tick to indicate that we can keep your details on file.  You can also ask us to send you a shorter application form just for our "PA register" mailing list.

Once you are on our mailing list, we will send you emails about new vacancies and we might call you if there is a job that might particularly suit you.  If you receive an email about a job you that you are interested in, you can just let us know and we'll pass your details on to the employer.

For more information, contact us by email or phone, as shown above.

What other resources are there for finding PAs or finding a PA job?

We use a number of websites to advertise PA jobs.  Some of these are free to use, but individual employers may be able to use part of their Direct Payment budget to pay for advertising on other sites.

Both individual employers and people looking for work can sign up to a website called Find-a-PA.  More information about how it works can be found here:


Application form for PA jobs and/or PA register mailing list

If you cant download this form, contact our team as shown above.

Download PA job application form.