There are three ways to hire a Personal Assistant
Becoming an EMPLOYER
You can decide what services you need, how many hours a week you require the services and what rate of pay that you are going to offer. You will need to work out what the employer NI is, what the pension requirement might be, and make allowances for holiday pay. You will also require employers liability insurance. You can then advertise the job you have available, interview the applicants and make your choice of assistant.
The way to advertise your job to PA’s on the register is
- identify PA’s on the register who offer services and are advertising vacancies
- Telephone or email suitable PA’s and tell them about the job you are offering
- Interview candidates
- Select the candidate you want and register them as your employee at HMRC
Hiring a self-employed worker
You can decide what services you need and how many hours a week or month you require those services. You may then consult the directory of PA’s and get in contact with a PA either on the telephone, or by email. The PA will tell you what rate they will charge, you can interview the PA first and then decide if you wish to engage the PA.
Hiring a PA who operate their own Personal Service Company
You can decide what services you need and how many hours a week or month you require those services. You may then consult the directory of PA’s and select one with their own company. You get in contact with the PA either on the telephone, or by email. The PA will tell you what rate their company will charge, you can interview the PA first and then decide if you wish to engage the PA. You will make a contract with the PA company and not directly with the PA. However, you can be assured that the PA is directly employed by their company, is not what is known as a ‘hidden employee’ for the purposes of HMRC and that you will not be considered an employer.
Access the Online Directory of Personal Assistants