Hire a Personal Assistant - PA & EA Agency

Private & Corporate Assistants

Find an experienced, fully vetted Personal or Executive Assistant for your private residence or corporation with the help of our specialist recruitment service.

PA & EA Recruitment

The role of a PA/EA

We provide skilled and experienced Personal Assistants, Talent Managers, Celebrity Assistants, Virtual Assistants, and Executive/Corporate Assistants for permanent & freelance positions around the globe.
Their role is to manage the schedule of their employer, including personal and business diary management, private & commercial travel arrangements, visa applications, private staff management, personal shopping, relocations, staff recruitment, bookings & appointments and more.
Our candidates are required to meet our strict criteria in order to register with us. This includes an appropriate level of experience as a PA or EA, strong, verifiable references, and the right level of skills and attributes to suit the role they are applying for, whether that be the ability to speak foreign languages or the flexibility to travel.

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Hire a PA/EA - Client FAQs

What is the average salary for a Personal/Executive Assistant?

The salary of a Personal/Executive Assistant in the UK will ultimately depend on their level of experience and expertise, however, the average gross annual wage is between £45,000-£150,000.00+.

A link to our salary guide can be found here https://www.thestaffdirectory.com/help/private-staff-salary-guide/

What duties can a PA/EA perform?

The role of a Personal Assistant/Executive Assistant

The list below is an indication of what would typically fall under the remit of a Personal or Exec Assistant, however, every PA/EA role is unique and job specifications are created by the agency for each individual client.

  • Diary management
  • Organising meetings
  • Reservations & itineraries
  • Restaurant & leisure bookings
  • Private staff management
  • Booking flights – commercial & private aviation
  • Personal shopping & gift sourcing
  • Managing a budget & processing expenses
  • Visa applications
  • Virtual support
  • Research – schools, property, vehicle purchasing
  • Handling relocations
  • Travelling with their employer
  • PAs in smaller staff setups may assist with packing suitcases & creating packing lists
  • Wardrobe inventories & cataloguing

What is the agency's candidate vetting process?

At The Staff Directory, we take great care with the acquisition, vetting and representation of our registered Personal & Executive Assistants.

We require all applicants to meet our high standards of due diligence before they can be introduced to our clients.

A high level of skill and experience is required before an applicant can register with us, and formal ID and employment references are checked in advance of any client introduction.

If you would like your chosen candidate to process a background check before starting in the role, this can be arranged for you free of charge.

Do The Staff Directory recruit PAs & EAs for roles outside of London?

Our registered PAs & EAs are most frequently hired for roles based in the following areas:

  • Central London – areas such as Chelsea, Regents Park, Mayfair, Kensington, Hampstead, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Notting Hill and Holland Park
  • UK Counties – such as Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Cheshire and Surrey
  • Overseas – The majority of hires for PAs & EAs outside of the UK are for roles based in Russia, Ukraine, the Middle East, UAE, Switzerland, USA and France

Where can I find further information on hiring a PA/EA?

We are on hand to assist with any questions regarding the hire of a Personal or Executive Assistant. Please call the agency at your convenience and our specialist recruiters will assist you.

Additional information including client FAQs, client help and a salary & payroll guide can be found here https://www.thestaffdirectory.com/help/clients-frequently-asked-questions/

The roles we recruit

Private Staff, PA & Crew Specialists

Butlers

Private Chefs

Nannies

Personal Assistants

Domestic Couples

Housekeepers

Chauffeurs

House Managers

Maternity Nurses

Security & CPOs

Estate Managers

Yacht Crew

Chalet Staff

Gardeners

Governess Tutors

Temporary Staff

Our recruitment process

Hire a Personal/Executive Assistant

1

We establish the details of the role

The first step to any Personal or Executive Assistant search is a run-through of the role. This can be over the telephone or alternatively, the agency can attend a face to face meeting at your home or office.

2

Review your shortlist

Once we have a good understanding of your specifications and have confirmed your availability to host interviews, we will put together a shortlist of the most suitable candidates. We appreciate that your time is valuable, therefore we filter through large volumes of applications, presenting only the most experienced and well-matched Personal or Executive Assistant for the role.

3

Hire with confidence

We ensure that all necessary due diligence is taken throughout the PA & EA recruitment process. The references for all candidates are verified and a background check can be processed on request. For your peace of mind, a free replacement guarantee is in place, providing a second candidate free of charge in the unlikely event of any issues.

Get in touch

Call us today to discuss your requirements for private staff and let our experienced recruiters find the perfect candidate for your household.

Call: +44 0203 669 7726
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