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Personal/Executive Assistant

Staff of Distinction have a variety of proactive, polished private PA’s who have strong communication skills and are able to handle secretarial duties, as well as confidently handle face-to-face interaction with the Principal’s family members and guests. They will be professional, poised and discreet with the ability to disperse pressure from conflicting priorities and unpredictable requests.


Personal/Executive Assistants registered at Staff of Distinction will have at least 3 years’ experience working in a similar role.


A Personal Assistant may have completed training at the Pitman’s Secretarial School, the Institute of Administrative Management (IAM), or have years worth of experience as a Private PA.

Live-in salaries

Range from £590+ net per week typically for up to an 8 hour day, Monday to Friday

Live-out salaries

Range from £15 – £25 net per hour typically for up to a 10 hour day, Monday to Friday


Duties can include all or most of the following depending on your requirements:

Personal Assistant

For the Principal:

Gatekeeper to the Principal

Family diary management

Highly computer literate

Meet and greet all clients and guests at family home

Coordinate meetings and organise suitable catering

Book exclusive members clubs and restaurants

Expense reporting

Coordinate domestic and international travel

Assist Principal  on trips abroad

Handle all telephone calls, email and post correspondence

Fulfil shopping requests and run general errands

Manage expenses and book-keeping

Reconciliation of credit card bills

For the Principal/Family:

Liaise and coordinate diaries with the nannies and house manager

Manage the family’s social, professional, medical and beauty (including childrens’ hairdressing) appointments

Arrange travel bookings/holidays for the family

Plan family events (birthdays, anniversaries, religious celebrations)

Recommend and purchase gifts

Purchase/order/collect clothes and accessories and arrange any returns and refunds