Household Personal Assistant

Personal Assistant

A household personal assistant will work within a domestic environment, assisting in a wide variety of household duties for an individual, a couple or a family.


Duties and Daily Responsibilities of a Personal Assistant

For a Personal Assistant working within a private household, duties will be wide ranging depending on the individual needs of the client. A Personal Assistant will be the client’s right-hand person; someone that the client can trust everything to; from organising their social life to ensuring dry cleaning is collected, the chauffeur is in the right place at the right time and the household runs smoothly.

Personal Assistant Duties

  • Administration

Handles the family and household administration and record keeping including correspondence, emails, insurances, warranties, travel arrangements, school fees, administration of payroll, etc

  • Bookings

Diary management of the client’s social arrangements including making theatre and restaurant bookings

  • Recruitment

Is responsible as the first point of call for any human resource requirements for the household.

  • Maintenance

Liaises with external suppliers and contractors for maintenance works required within the household. Organising quotes and scheduling works.

  • Driving

Driving duties as and when required.

  • Property maintenance

Any personal shopping requirements, personal errands ie., collecting dry cleaning, organising the purchase and delivery of gifts, carries out any other task the employer may reasonably ask.

  • Supervision

Larger estates may have a team of security, housekeeping domestics, front of house, butlers, waiting staff, nanny, maids and cleaners. A Personal Assistant may be called upon to supervise this team.

  • Other duties

Any personal shopping requirements, personal errands ie., collecting dry cleaning, organising the purchase and delivery of gifts, carries out any other task the employer may reasonably ask.

Personal Assistant Jobs

A selection of personal assistant job opportunities throughout the UK.

Skills Required for a Personal Assistant


A Personal Assistant will have exceptional organisational skills, time management and communication skills.


Flexibility is a must as the demands from the client may change day to day. You should expect to be available out of hours and for emergencies. Some households may have second homes that you will move between, seasonally.


Discretion is essential as there will be occasions when you are exposed to personal information and events.

Driving License

We would expect a Personal Assistant to have a full, clean driving licence and be able to drive the household vehicles.

What salary and benefits can a Personal Assistant receive?

The average salary range for a private household Personal Assistant will between £60K and £65K in the UK. Salaries across Europe will differ dependent on country.

If you are considering a career as a Personal Assistant or you are looking for your next move, take a look through our currently advertised roles.

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Live on the estate

Salaries will also depend on whether you have a live-in or live-out contract with the client.

Flexible Schedule

A Personal Assistant should be flexible with their hours depending on the client’s requirements.


Holidays and days off could be weekends or in the week depending on the household.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

Personal Assistant FAQs

Some of our commonly asked questions regarding the personal assistant position. If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 3033 0000 or

We don’t automatically undertake a DBS for every candidate that registers with us as sometimes candidates may find their own jobs and only stay on our books for a short while. However if a client employs someone who we introduce and who does not have a current DBS but is required to have one for the position, then we are happy to do this for you.

We are able to supply staff across the whole of the UK, including Scotland and Ireland. We also cover International positions.

No, we provide a free service for candidates who are looking for work and we only invoice clients if they employ a candidate who we have introduced to them.

Unfortunately we do not provide staff for short term assignments, however we do accept some contracts for a minimum of three months upwards.

We absolutely love hearing from candidates with good, relevant experience in private households. Unfortunately without previous experience it is unlikely we will be able to help you but we are always happy to advise. Chauffeurs must have previous experience of working as a private chauffeur and not purely in chauffeur services or taxi driving.

A vacancy could be filled within a matter of days or it could take longer. The timescale depends on which candidates are registered at the time of you giving us your vacancy, and whether they match your requirements. We will never just send a CV for the sake of it or to ‘make up the numbers’.

We are happy to organise short trials wherever possible, however you need to bear in mind that it might not always be possible if a candidate is in a full time job. In order to address the fact that very occasionally things may not always go to plan, we offer a rebate/replacement period for your peace of mind.

Both positions share skills such as organizational ability, being proactive as well as reactive and remaining calm under pressure. However a company PA would almost exclusively be involved with the business side of things and their activities would focus around the organization and managing of the employer’s business diary, meetings and events. Whereas, a household PA is responsible for the employer’s personal activities: this would include managing a social diary [usually in conjunction with the business PA], personal shopping, some travel arrangements, handling bills and household administration and often overseeing the initial stages of household staff recruitment including first stage interviews.

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