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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.

 

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.

Arabic/English speaking Private PA - Dubai

Middle East SALARY: £45,000 - £55,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

I have just taken on a wonderful role based in Dubai, for an Arabic speaking Private PA to work for a lovely VVIP Principal. Alongside a small team, including another Private PA, this position will provide...

POSTED: 23 Nov 2020 JOB ID: LGDUBS21836

Italian speaking Private PA, London

London (West End) SALARY: £50,000 - £60,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

Tiger Private is looking for an experienced Italian speaking Private PA to support an incredibly busy, entrepreneurial family with two young children. The role is primarily based at the household in West London, but you will also...

POSTED: 20 Nov 2020 JOB ID: AFPATHC1037

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.

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