Sep 02, 2020

German Speaking Personal Assistant Sought for Principal in St Moritz, Switzerland

  • Polo & Tweed
  • Switzerland

Job Description

A professional couple is looking for a German Speaking Personal Assistant to work in their home office in St Moritz, Switzerland, 7500. Due to the location of the property, you should have a full driving license and can be provided with a car if you don’t have your own.    Package Offered £50,000 - £60,000 gross per year Car allowance or company car provided if you do not have your own Annual performance-based bonus   Family Background A down to earth couple with no children, they travel a great deal and spend time in St Moritz, Switzerland and in the UK.  They have fully-staffed households and their staff tend to stay with them for many years. They are looking for an experienced PA, who can speak fluent English and German if you speak Italian too this is a bonus.  Ideally, you should drive due to the location of their property in Switzerland. Their home office is based within the main property and this role will be a mixture of office-based and remote working. You will also be expected to travel occasionally to their other properties.    Duties Your role will be mainly family/personal PA duties. You will be based in St Moritz, Switzerland and will also be able to work remotely depending on your tasks. Your duties will include, collecting their mail, scheduling and booking appointments, organizing the family’s diary, booking and arranging travel. You should be confident in creating spreadsheets and be able to track receipts and expenses. You will communicate with the household staff and other contractors and oversee the renovations of the properties and liaise with the contractors. Organising birthday presents and sending gifts and thank you cards. You should be confident with all aspects of administration, management of property, and arranging travel arrangements for the family.  You should have excellent IT skills.  Most importantly you should be willing to be reactive and pro-active.  Happy to help with day to day errands, through to detailed projects.  You should be happy to do all aspects of the role, and you should have lots of common sense, able to problem solve and not need to be micro-managed.  The couple is keen to find a member of staff who will ease the burden of daily admin and tasks - and you should rise to the challenge!   Location/Accommodation This is a live-out role based in St Mortiz, Switzerland. The property is approximately 20 miles from the Italian border and you should be within easily commutable distance.  If you do not have accommodation in the area, the family can assist with local accommodation options.   Days/Hours Monday to Friday, 9am- 5pm. You should be happy to work adjusted hours depending on the family’s location and the time zone they are in, in order to be able to communicate with them.     Languages You should speak an excellent level of English and German. If you also speak Italian this is a bonus.    Special Skills You should have proven experience of working as a PA in a busy environment. You should have a full driving license due to the location of this role. You should be happy to travel (within the guidelines of the COVID-19) rules.    Interviews/Start Date The couple is interviewing now for the right candidate to start ASAP.   We are recruiting safely within the COVID-19 guidelines.

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