Contract of Employment for a PA

As an employer, you are legally required to give your employees (your Personal Assistants) a document stating their main conditions of employment, when they start work.

This document is often known as a ‘written statement of employment particulars’.

We also recommend you have your insurance company check your employment paperwork as you may not be covered by your insurer if you don’t do this.

Your local independent support organisation may be able to help you to write a person-centred job description to go with the contract of employment. The contract of employment contains the legally required information, and the job description describes what you want your PA to do. You can find your local Independent Support Organisation using the Find Help search tool.


Next steps

Take a look at the resources below, including a sample contract of employment which contains all the elements that are legally required.

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Last Updated
03 April 2024
First Published
28 March 2022
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