A Private Personal Assistant is the ‘right hand of their employer’ organising their work and home life seamlessly.
They do all the duties of a Personal Assistant, with the added value of organising home life as well, with discretion.
- Administration – Answering the phone, taking messages, diary management, preparing reports, updating spreadsheets, managing budgets and bookkeeping, maintaining websites and travel arrangements.
- Executive Assistants might also undertake the management of the administrative details of running a conference or arranging catering, flowers, guest lists for lunch/dinner meetings.
- The Executive Personal Assistant might also be asked to take the minutes of meetings and prepare meeting documents for review.
- Organising – Keeping files, desktops, and diaries organised; planning trips and scheduling meetings.
- Personal – Shopping errands, letting a repairman into the executive’s home, picking up dry cleaning or even choosing a gift on their behalf. Trustworthiness and discretion are essential.
- Managing Relationships – Growing positive relationships with clients and people within the company on behalf of the executive. Striking a good balance between being firm yet personable. Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to negotiate.
Working Hours of a Personal Assistant
A Personal Assistant usually works 5 days a week and an 8 hour day, but may often be on-call out of office hours, as they are often the ‘go-to-person’ and ‘right hand of their employer’ with regard to their travel plans, organising their work and home life seamlessly.
Salary of a Private Personal Assistant
The average salary of a Private Personal Assistant is £45,000+ often commanding a higher salary when they are on-call out of hours.