The Personal Assistant role - do I have what it takes?

The Family / Domestic PA

There are a number of different PA jobs available depending on what area you are looking to work in. In terms of domestic recruitment these roles will primarily include the administration and management of a household or family business. As a family PA your role will be varied and demanding and often extremely rewarding. 


Ordinary duties include:

  • Organise travel and social bookings
  • Manage daily calendars and liaise with extended family / friends on important dates 
  • Schedule and arrange diary events
  • Running small errands: dry cleaning, gift shopping
  •  Occasional caring for family pets / arranging their care
  •  Administration and filing of paperwork and management of post
  •  Book-keeping and managing invoice payments 
  • Liaise with children’s schools or tutors 

Skills and attitude required:

  • Positive and flexible ‘can-do’ attitude
  • First-class organisation skills
  • Proficient with most IT packages
  • At least two years’ experience working in busy office / administrative environment
  • Immaculate presentation
  • Honest and good sense of humour
  • Friendly, ‘people-person’
  • Ability to multi-task and stay calm under pressure

Salary and hours:

A Personal Assistant can earn £15 per hour or from £25,000 up to and beyond £50,000 per annum for a more experienced PA. 

The hours depend on the family’s lifestyle and requirements, however you can expect to work from 9am to 5pm as a general guide but be flexible to working extra hours if required, with the possibility of travel and / or weekends. 


Contact our recruitment team here or call us on 020 3857 9945