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Private PA Jobs

A career as a private PA is unlike any other. As the right-hand support to a senior executive or UHNWI, you are responsible for ensuring every element of their personal life runs smoothly, with tasks ranging from running errands to organising large-scale events or holidays.

No personal private assistant job is the same, with the exact responsibilities dependent on the requirements and lifestyles of the principal you are supporting. For example, you may provide assistance to a UHNWI who travels every second week, or you may look after the needs of a CEO and their family who live in central London. Generally though, there are a number of common responsibilities that you can expect as a private PA in London or elsewhere.

 

Responsibilities of a Private PA role

While there is bound to be variation in every private PA job, the position is centred around providing administrative assistance to a private individual or family. This means overseeing the general management of their personal life, including day-to-day support, household management, running errands, overseeing projects, managing property and organising diaries and travel arrangements as needed. It may also include a financial element, with the management of budgets.

Skills required for a private personal assistant job

As with most senior support roles, a private PA job requires exceptional organisational and communication skills, as you need to stay one step ahead of your principal at all times. You must be flexible and work well under deadlines, adapting to changing arrangements at short notice and finding innovative solutions to immediate problems.

A personal assistant in a private household will often be greeting UHNW guests, so must maintain a high degree of professionalism and understand the importance of discretion. This also applies to a travelling private PA, or someone working within a family office environment.

Those looking for a private PA job must be punctual, reliable and be comfortable working independently – you may not have a team on which to rely, so will need to use your initiative to ensure tasks are completed. That said, taking on a private personal assistant job in London or elsewhere requires high-level collaboration skills, as you may be required to liaise with a business EA or manage household staff.

Latest private PA jobs

If you are on the hunt for a private personal assistant job, check out our latest vacancies below, or find our full listing on our jobs page.

EA to CEO new

London (West End) SALARY: £35,000 - £55,000 TERM: Permanent

*This role is currently on hold - please apply to register your interest*My client, a boutique private equity company, are looking for an EA to the CEO. They\'re based in the West End in beautiful light...

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POSTED: 03 Apr 2020 JOB ID: LKEACEOPE21262

Travelling PA - Arabic speaker new

International (other) SALARY: £60,000 - £80,000 TERM: Permanent

Tiger Private is looking for an Arabic speaking Travelling Private PA to join an UHNW family who are based between Jeddah, London, Cannes, New York and on board their private yacht. This position requires absolute flexibility...

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POSTED: 02 Apr 2020 JOB ID: AFTRAVEL0790

Private PA, Central London

London (West End) SALARY: £35,000 - £40,000 TERM: Permanent

Tiger Private is looking for a Private PA to support an incredibly busy, entrepreneurial family with 2 children. It is a bonus if candidates speak Italian. Reporting into the long standing EA, you will support with...

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POSTED: 23 Mar 2020 JOB ID: AFPATHC1037

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