Where to Look for PA Jobs

There are a number of places where Personal Assistant (PA) jobs are regularly advertised in Scotland. These include advertisers with both a local and national focus.

My Job Scotland Personal Assistant adverts

To look nationally: https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/personal-assistant-jobs

Adverts on local websites

There are adverts posted by a range of organisations working across Scotland including:

Other places to look for PA jobs

Jobcentre Plus

Local Jobcentre Plus centres can advertise vacancies for Personal Assistants. You can search for your local Jobcentre Plus here: https://find-your-nearest-jobcentre.dwp.gov.uk/search.php

You can also search online for current vacancies here: https://www.jobcentreguide.co.uk/

Online recruitment sites

The following recruitment sites often have adverts for Personal Assistant vacancies:


Some employers use Facebook, particularly local community groups, to advertise PA vacancies. To find community Facebook groups, do a search for the name of the place where you live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/


Some employers use Gumtree to advertise PA vacancies. You can download the Gumtree app to a mobile or tablet, or visit the website: https://www.gumtree.com/

In-person adverts

Some employers place posters or notices advertising PA vacancies in their local area. Keep an eye on noticeboards in supermarkets, Post Offices and community centres.

Colleges and universities

If you are a student at a college or university, you may have access to a recruitment site hosted by your college/ university where local vacancies are advertised, and this can be a good source of PA vacancies.

Next steps

Take a look at the article on ‘Job Interview Tips’.

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Last Updated
04 May 2023
First Published
01 April 2022
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