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Finding employment as a personal assistant carer

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:

  • It's free to use and advertise
  • It's easy to set up an account and advertise your service
  • It's simple to update and change information
  • It's accessible to all
  • It's promoted by our DPSS service to all new and existing Direct Payment service users

Our PAs list on the Directory was formerly known as the PA register.

Proving your right to work

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 dpssemploymentservices@norfolk.gov.uk

You'll also need to provide your right to work evidence at any interview you attend.

Sign up for the Directory

To sign up for the Norfolk Community Directory, click on the button below.

Sign up for the Directory 

We also offer training courses for those who wish to work as PA carers.

View vacancies for PA carer roles

If you're looking for a job as a PA carer, you'll find vacancies on the Norfolk Care Careers website.

Your employment status

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.

Employed

You’re employed if you work for someone under an employment contract.

Employees have extra employment rights which include:

  • Statutory Sick Pay
  • Statutory Redundancy Pay
  • Time off for emergencies
  • The right to request flexible working
  • Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave and pay 
  • Minimum notice periods if their employment will be ending: for example, if an employer is dismissing them
  • Protection against unfair dismissal

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.

Self-employed

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.

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