Estate & Household Staff

Private Personal Assistants

Hire a Private Personal Assistant from our agency.

The role of a Private PA is often misunderstood. They are not a Secretary, a Personal Shopper or a Lady’s Maid. Also sometimes called a Personal Aide or Personal Secretary (despite not strictly being a secretarial role), a PA assists a singular person or family with their daily business and/or personal tasks.

This is largely an administrative role, requiring fantastic organisational skills, a cheerful demeanour and absolute discretion – which is exactly what we demand of all our candidates at Melissa PS.

Our talented PAs know your preferences without asking and allow you to regain a work/life balance, so you can be twice as productive. Irrespective of your level of seniority, delegating some of your tasks to a Personal Assistant can be life changing. Having a PA by your side will maximise your productivity.

Operating as part of your household, a Private PA provides domestic support – this can be to an individual, a couple or a family. Some Private PAs also perform Family PA tasks – as with so many domestic staffing roles, every position is unique.

It is also possible to hire a Nanny PA or a Virtual PA – the first of which also cares for your children, while the latter manages your affairs remotely.

Role requirements:

  • Supporting all administrative needs and correspondence
  • Overseeing household staff and staff schedules
  • Extensive travel & diary management and reservations
  • Basic bookkeeping and managing household bills
  • Undertaking ad hoc personal errands
  • Household purchases / returns and credit card / account reconciliations
  • Assisting with event planning
  • Outstanding contacts – Black book
  • Discretion and trustworthiness
  • Flexibility and adaptability

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