About this website
What is Kent PA Web?
We know that finding, recruiting and retaining Personal Assistants can be difficult and want to help make the experience as simple and stress free as possible.
Kent County Council have been working with Public Partnerships (PPL) to create a website that will help connect people looking for Personal Assistants with suitable Personal Assistants.
Kent PA Web has been created to:
- provide information, advice and support for Personal Assistants and people looking for Personal Assistants
- connect people looking for Personal Assistants with suitable Personal Assistants, by providing them with a list of criteria to choose from and allowing them to filter their results to find the right Personal Assistant for them
- help link Personal Assistants with other Personal Assistants in the community through local groups and events
Information, Advice and Guidance
We've created a wealth of information pages to help both Personal Assistants and employers of Personal Assistants.
Our information for employers section includes guidance on a range of items, such as:
- benefits of employing a Personal Assistant in Care,
- the recruitment process,
- arranging interviews,
- employing a Personal Assistant, and
- dealing with problems.
Our information for Personal Assistants section, or people who are considering becoming a Personal Assistant, includes information such as:
- benefits of working as Personal Assistant,
- what the role involves,
- training and development options, and
- local and national support.
Find a Personal Assistant
To use the Find a Personal Assistant function on this website, you must complete the registration process after which you will receive log in details to access your account and begin enjoying the benefits of Personal Assistant Web.
The Find a Personal Assistant function allows people looking for Personal Assistants to create adverts detailing exactly what they want, and then select a number of key criteria i.e. area, days of the week, etc. that results in a filtered list of Personal Assistants relevant to them. The user can then visit the Personal Assistants profiles to find out more about them and select which Personal Assistants they would like to send a message to.
Once the message has been sent, the chosen Personal Assistants will receive an email notification asking them to log in to the portal to view their messages. The Personal Assistants can review the message and decide whether to respond to the sender.
The sender can then decide which Personal Assistant(s) they would like to interview and take the conversation off the website and into the real world.
To use the Vacancies Noticeboard on this website, you must complete the registration process after which you will receive log in details to access your account and begin enjoying the benefits of Personal Assistant Portal.
The Vacancies Noticeboard function allows employers looking for Personal Assistants to create a vacancy advertisement detailing what support they would like and allows Personal Assistants to browse vacancies, filtering on their preferred criteria. The employer adds their email address or phone number to their vacancy so that interested Personal Assistants can contact them to discuss the vacancy further.
Register on Kent PA Web
To register as an employer/someone looking for a Personal Assistant, please complete the short set up process
Once you have registered for an account, you can add your vacancy on your Employer Dashboard.