Personal Assistant/House Manager – London

Both principals (Mr and Mrs) work from home. Both travel to meetings, but often have business visitors.

PA duties include meticulous and complex diary management (integrating business schedules from a range of organisations), travel planning and reservations, setting up and serving at meetings, document generation, filing, budgeting, payments.

The principal is an art collector so there is ongoing cataloguing and updating of insurance and occasional generation of art books. Computer skills are essential.

They have homes in London, Umbria, Italy and Aspen, USA. These properties are often the subject of construction and redesign work, requiring PA support. The PA will be asked to travel from time to time to set up homes for arrival and/or to join the principles when vacationing.

Numbers in Household (Adults, Kids): 2 adults. When at vacation homes, often joined by 2 grown sons and guests.

Size of Residence: London – 3,800 sqft.  Italy – 5,500 sqft over two houses. Aspen – 4,300 sqft.

Other Staff employed: London – cleaner, occasional gardener, fitness instructor.

Italy – The principal owns a hotel in Umbria that services her villa. She has a full-time gardener/custodian as well. Aspen is maintained and serviced by a house management company.

Live- out position.

• Must have previous experience working as a personal assistant.
• Excellent computer skills (working with MAC, Word, Excel, Google calendar)
• Must have a valid driver’s license with clean driving record.
• Applicants must be eligible to work in England.

Candidate must be flexible and happy to step up when work demands. When the principals  travel, as they often do, there are often relaxed hours. However, when work demands are high, the candidate will be expected to be available. An average 5-day workweek of 40 hours is targeted over time. For the right candidate, a flexible workweek can be arranged.

Salary: Depends on experience and talents and in line with current trends in the profession.

Holidays and other benefits: 4 weeks paid holiday.

Travel required – occasional travel – USA, Italy.

Languages required: Excellent written and spoken English. Italian a plus, but not required.

Driver: Clean driver’s license and 28+ years of age to be insured for Aston Martin. Must be safe and seasoned driver.

The candidate must be confident, but sensitive to their employers’ need for privacy and have a positive disposition. A good sense of humour would be most appreciated.

Due to complexity and responsibility of some of the PA responsibilites, attention to detail, computer skill, and resourcefulness are important.

The tenor of the home is semi-casual, but a neat appearance is essential. Preferred personality/skill set is more business PA, than party planner.

Interested candidates who meet (or exceed) the needs of this wonderful opportunity should email Sebastian with full work history, along with verifiable references and a professional quality, up to date photo to:

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