If you are looking for work as a personal assistant (PA) carer, the Norfolk Community Directory allows you to advertise your services across the whole of Norfolk.
You can tell potential employers what services you can offer, in what area and the qualifications that you have.
The benefits of using the Norfolk Community Directory are:
You'll need to provide a copy of your right to work before we can approve your advert for the directory. The GOV.UK website has guidance on what is accepted as proof.
We'll accept copies of your right to work. You can email a scanned copy or a photo from a camera phone to firstname.lastname@example.org
You'll also need to provide your right to work evidence at any interview you attend.
Important: There is currently a content freeze from 8 August to 20 August to enable a significant upgrade to the Directory. Please contact our employment services team at DPSSemploymentservices@norfolk.gov.uk to register your interest in being a personal assistant/carer on the Norfolk Community Directory.
During the above period please avoid making any changes to your account or records, or requesting a login and submitting new records, as any changes made will be overwritten when the system updates on August 20. Thank you.
To sign up for the register, click on the button below which will take you to the Norfolk Community Directory.
You'll then need to give us your name and contact details so you can request a login. We've a couple of guidance notes to help you with this:
We also offer training courses for those who wish to work as PA carers.
If you're looking for a job as a PA carer, you'll find vacancies on the Norfolk Care Careers website.
If you go to work as a PA for someone, you may either be employed or self-employed.
There’s a difference between the two in terms of your rights.
You’re employed if you work for someone under an employment contract.
Employees have extra employment rights which include:
Some of these rights will only apply to you after a certain length of continuous employment with your employer. Your contract may state how long this period is.
You’re self-employed if you run your business for yourself, taking responsibility for its success or failure. Self-employed workers aren’t paid through PAYE and you don’t have the same rights as employees.
However, you still have protection for health and safety and, in some cases, protection against discrimination. You'll also have rights and responsibilities set out in the terms of the contract you have with your client.
The GOV.UK website has more information about workers’ rights and employment statuses.