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Perfecting the personal assistant job

As specialist PA recruiters, the team at Tiger are no strangers to helping personal assistants find the role of their dreams. In fact, we built our business on it.

From junior PA jobs to senior positions, we recruit for a wide scope of PA roles across a variety of industry sectors, including financial and professional services, tech, creative, property and law. Our bespoke recruitment approach involves a focus on matching your experience and personality to the right company, ensuring that we find you the perfect fit.

Latest Personal Assistant Jobs

If you are looking for a personal assistant job, check out our latest roles below, or review the full list on our job search page.

Personal Assistant – Marketing new

London (City of) SALARY: £45,000 - £45,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

Personal Assistant – MarketingCity of LondonPermanent£45,000  An Asset Manager based in the City is looking for an experienced Personal Assistant to support the Head of Marketing and wider team. The role is really hands-on and gives...

POSTED: 12 Aug 2022 JOB ID: KHBMAR7233

Personal Assistant new

London (City of) SALARY: £35,000 - £40,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

Personal Assistant – Italian Speaker City of London Permanent £35,000 - £40,000 KHB7228   A rapidly growing global Management Consultancy is looking to hire an Italian speaking PA to join their team in London. In this...

POSTED: 12 Aug 2022 JOB ID: KHB7228

EA to Partner - Private Equity 1:1 new

London (West End) SALARY: £55,000 - £65,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

My client is a West End based private equity company and this is a rare 1:1 position supporting one of the Founding Partners. This is an exceptional role for a someone bright, logistically strong and who...


Executive Assistant new

London (City of) SALARY: £57,000 - £60,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

Executive Assistant London City Permanent Up to £60,000 KHB7199   A rapidly growing Insurance firm is looking to hire an Executive Assistant to join their team in London. My client is looking for a switched-on and...

POSTED: 12 Aug 2022 JOB ID: KHB7199

Team Personal Assistant new

London (City of) SALARY: £35,000 - £42,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

Team Personal Assistant – Private Equity£40000 plus benefits. KHBPE26181A well respected Private Equity firm is recruiting a Team Personal Assistant to support a dynamic team including Partners.  This fast-paced, high-pressure environment requires an assistant with resilience...

POSTED: 12 Aug 2022 JOB ID: KHBPE6459

Team PA/Office Manager - London W2 new

London (Greater) SALARY: £35,000 - £45,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

I have been briefed on a fantastic new role for a Business/Office Assistant at a global Communications supplier, based in Paddington, London W2. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with Team PA/Office Management experience with...


EA / Office Manager - private equity new

London (West End) SALARY: £50,000 - £70,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

My client is a top tier US Private Equity firm who are setting up an office in London, W1. They will be an office of between 6-8 to start with and are looking for an EA/Office...


EA to Partners and Office Manager - Family Office new

London (West End) SALARY: £60,000 - £70,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

My client is based in the West End and are looking for an exceptional EA to join their team. Ideally someone who has worked for a family office, private equity/VC or hedge fund. The role is...


Executive Assistant – GERMAN SPEAKING – BERLIN new

Europe (other) SALARY: €50,000 - €70,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

My Client is a smart, highly respected private equity company based in the heart of Berlin, Germany. They are looking for a FLUENT GERMAN speaking Executive Assistant who will relocate to Berlin or already be based...

POSTED: 12 Aug 2022 JOB ID: DMBERLIN3146

PA - Frankfurt, Germany new

Europe (other) SALARY: £45,000 - £70,000 PER: Annum TERM: Permanent

My client is an international financial services firm with a great reputation. They have a number of offices around the World and a boutique office in Frankfurt, Germany. Their team is made up of Investment professionals...


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Temporary, contract and permanent PA roles

Your responsibilities as a PA depend on the team, business and industry in which you are working. If you are providing high-level support to just one individual, such as a C-Suite executive or partner, you may find yourself managing their working life, managing complex diaries, booking global travel, managing inboxes and arranging meetings and other events.

A team PA will also be required to manage diaries and travel, but may do so for a wider team, while also acting as the first point of contact, preparing relevant business documents and conducting any other administrative duties.  Whatever you’re looking for, our expert team of personal assistant recruitment consultants will work with you to find the perfect position.

We recruit both permanent and temporary PA jobs in London and beyond. Both our permanent and temporary consultants are experts in their fields and have comprehensive experience in matching impressive PAs to employers of choice. Find out more about the team here.

So, if you are looking for a senior PA job in London or internationally, we can make your search an enjoyable and stress-free experience.

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Advantages of being a personal assistant

There are a number of advantages to pursuing a career as a personal assistant. Not only is it a fast-paced role that presents a range of day-to-day challenges, meaning no two days will ever be the same, but you’ll get to work closely with colleagues and create lasting bonds in the workplace. 

The roles we recruit for are diverse, dynamic and with some of the world’s best businesses, providing you with valuable experience as a personal assistant.

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Skills needed to be a PA

Whilst there are plenty of PA jobs all over the world, the competition is also fierce for the most coveted positions, so having a robust skillset or breadth of experience will vastly improve your chance of landing your perfect personal assistant job.

The personal assistant role has changed dramatically since the 1980s. There is less call for those with traditional PA skills and a greater demand for candidates who have all-round capabilities, such as excellent organisational and project management skills and a strong knowledge of MS Office systems. In particular, all candidates should be confident in pulling together mail merges in Word; collating expenses and generating charts and tables in Excel and creating presentations or slideshows with custom animation in Powerpoint.

One of the most important skills for personal assistants in London is MS Outlook. Successful PA candidates need to be confident arranging diaries and travel using the diary functions, especially across multiple time zones.

Finally, it is expected that candidates can type at least 50WPM (words per minute) accurately. At Tiger, we are required by our clients to test all candidates and can provide you with your scores.

How much does a personal assistant earn?

A PA’s salary depends completely on the role, industry and location they are based in. In professional and financial services in the United Kingdom, they can expect to earn anywhere between £30,000-£60,000, while in creative and not-for-profit industries, the salary expands from £28,000- £50,000.

In a family office, a PA’s salary can range from £30,000- £60,000, while a virtual personal assistant can charge anywhere between £25-30 p/h.

Virtual personal assistant roles

Senior PAs that are looking for more flexibility, or returning to work after parental leave, may benefit from hunting for a virtual personal assistant (VA) job. This role requires the same organisation, communication and time management skills of a personal assistant, but is completed from the comfort of your home.

Just like a personal assistant job based in an office, a VA will usually look after diaries and inboxes, book travel and organise events. They may also work on larger projects, overseeing the process either in-part or in its entirety.

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PA Job Descriptions

If you’re considering a career in personal assistance, know that they come in all shapes and sizes! We’ve put together sample job descriptions to help you gain a better understanding of what might be in store:

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