If you think a PA sounds like the right job for you we recommend you sign up to the PA register in order to advertise yourself to Kent families at the Direct Payment Service looking for a PA in their area.

The PA Register

The PA Register is a database provided by the Direct Payment Service in order to benefit disabled children, young adults and families we support as well as potential PAs alike. By signing up to the register, those looking to become a PA are able to make themselves known to the direct payment recipients we support and  conversely they are able to use the register in order to identify potential new employees to provide the support required.

Sign Up

If you would like to sign up to the Direct Payment Service PA Register look at our Welcome Pack , which includes:

  • Introduction Letter PDF
  • PA Application Form PDF
  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form PDF

Please return your completed and signed application and monitoring form to the Direct Payment Service so that we can process your application.  You will then receive a confirmation email advising you that your name and details have been placed on the register and are available to those looking for PAs.

By telling us which of the four Zones, on the map below, you are available to work in, this will enable us to advise employers more appropriately.

To ensure that the register remains up to date, the Direct Payment Service will contact people on the PA Register every four months to check their details are still accurate.

What’s next?

Once you have applied for a PA position, whether it is through the PA register or an advertisement, and you have been invited for an interview, here are a few

Things to remember:

  • Be prepared – Prepare answers to a few questions you think they may ask you, including a few examples demonstrating skills appropriate for the job. Also, remember to bring any documentation that supports any training/ qualifications you have mentioned in your application.
  • Be punctual – employers are looking for someone who is reliable and committed so make sure you know exactly where you are going before you set off.
  • Be honest – if you have stated in your application form that you have specific qualifications, training or skills you will be asked to show evidence of these and possibly even demonstrate the skills you have.
  • Ask questions – Prepare some questions to ask the interviewer at the end of the interview, this is a great opportunity to find out a bit more about the role and demonstrates you have thought seriously about the job.
  • Be confident – you only get one chance to make a first impression and how you look, act and sound are just as important as WHAT you say. It is important not to confuse confidence with arrogance, but equally try not to let nerves get the better of you.