A VIP family in near Banbury, OX17, Oxfordshire are looking for an experienced and friendly Personal Assistant. This is a live in, live out or flexi-role role. You must have a full driving licence for this role.
A high profile family, the mother and father both work and are involved in many projects around the world. They have three beautiful children aged 17, 14 & 10. They have a much-loved large dog who is very friendly and two very cute cats. They live in the most beautiful part of the world, in a stunning estate, and have two other properties in the UK (Suffolk & London) which they regularly visit, however this is their main family home. They travel regularly and have a great team of staff who help run the estate and deal with daily duties.
You will be supporting the EA, and also working alongside both principals and the household staff as required. The ideal candidate will be professional yet personable, hardworking, and efficient, enthusiastic, and positive, solution-focused and a natural problem solver, as well a great team player who is quietly confident, calm in stressful situations and have a high level of discretion. This is an incredibly varied and fast-paced role and would suit someone who is proactive, energetic, with a good sense of humour and a willingness to muck in where required.
The duties for this role include daily correspondence and management of a complex and busy diary, prioritising, and scheduling meetings locally and in different time zones. You will need to make thorough travel arrangements, including organising visas, transport, and accommodation. This role includes event management, liaising with other staff, and building strong relationships. You will be expected to travel with the principal on occasion. You must be happy to run errands such as personal and gift shopping. You must be happy to provide support for the children and family.
You should be a hardworking, flexible, and eager to please candidate, who is looking for long-term career stability and growth. The family reward candidates who are honest, trustworthy and who stay with them for many years. You should be a self-starter, willing to go above and beyond to get the job done.
The family live Banbury, OX17, Oxfordshire. This is a live-in, live out, or flexible role, and the family can arrange for local accommodation should you need to relocate.
You must speak a fluent English for this role.
You must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience for this role. You must be a self-motivated individual who is able to multitask and prioritise a busy schedule. You must be extremely discrete, smartly presented, professional and articulate.
The family are interviewing now for the right person to start ASAP. We are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 regulations.
Polo & Tweed provide a specialist service in domestic staff recruitment and domestic staff training. Based in Mayfair, London, we work with a global network of clients in private homes, hotels, restaurants, chalets and yachts. We approach our services from a unique and fresh perspective. It’s not the bottom line that drives us, but the desire to satisfy and provide the very best service we can to our clients.
It might sound a bit cliché, but we would much prefer to keep a happy client for life rather than just work with brand new clients each time. Our ethos is what drives us, and makes Polo & Tweed one of the (in our opinion) friendliest and eager to please agencies. Why not try us out and see for yourself? We aim to reply to email/calls within 24 hours, and when you call us you won’t get through to an annoying call centre or computerised systems. Our receptionists are highly briefed and excel in customer care and interaction. We love talking to both clients and candidates and believe that both are as equally important.