PERSONAL ASSISTANT JOBS IN LONDON
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Why find PA jobs in London with Staff Heroes?
£7.83 – £9.90
What makes a PA a Hero?
Communications clarity: So much of what a personal assistant does is about recording information and conveying it accurately. If your role is supporting a company executive it is vital that, from your diary management to your note-taking to your liaison with other parts of the business, you are able to ensure your boss’ instructions are carried out to the letter.
Anticipation: This is what really separates a temporary PA or executive assistant from a Staff Hero. It’s one thing to be able to anticipate your employer’s needs when you have been working with them for months. It’s quite another to have the memory, the inquisitive nature and the attention to detail to learn fast, and be able to anticipate at least some of their needs after only a few hours in the role.
Make their life easy: Ultimately, this is what being a personal assistant is all about. The better you do it, the more likely you will be asked to return for further shifts. It’s about fielding calls that your employer doesn’t need to take. It’s about fielding the office management issues they don’t have time to hear. And it is about always having an answer, without the need to refer to them for confirmation.
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Personal assistant jobs in London – the Q&A
Can I choose my hours?
Yes. Even if your availability falls outside the typical 9-5, don’t assume you won’t be able to find shifts. In fact, as a temporary PA, your ability to work unconventional hours could be a real benefit to your support of the CEO or MD, as their diaries may involve unconventional hours too.
Your single best tip for starting a job as a PA?
Get email and contacts sorted as a first job. You’ll find yourself mailing or calling people continuously, so log everything and arrange folders so that you can find details fast.
Which is more important: organisational or interpersonal skills?
Organisation is, of course, essential for a PA. That is effectively the job – organising your employer’s working day so they can make most efficient use of their time. But organisational skills without interpersonal skills won’t get you very far, because you need to be able to empathise with your boss and the people around you; you need to be able to engage in small talk with visitors and clients when the occasion requires; and you need to have the sort of active-listening skills that enable you to remember tiny details.
Role Requirements For Personal Assistant Jobs in London
Experience & Training
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"Recruiting temp staff in the hospitality industry is a massive headache for everyone, yet nothing has been done about it from a technology standpoint. Temp Staff turnover is significant creating high recruitment costs and this area is screaming for innovation. Staff Heroes have got it spot on and are on to something which is going to be big”Olly Etridge - First Restaurant Group
"The admin and wasted time from recruiting and managing temp staff is a big problem for all pubs and restaurants. Having an agency in the middle is not ideal as it causes friction and delays... and obviously there are costs involved. If Staff Heroes can provide temp staff on demand and automate the supply and management end to end then they are going to be massively successful”Bruce Newman - SA Brain and Company Ltd
"Many hospitality businesses are still turning to traditional channels such as job boards for temp staffing. This is only one step in the end to end temporary staffing solution and if Staff Heroes can automate from sourcing to payroll this will save everyone a huge amount of time, leaving us to get on with our jobs. A huge improvement for temp staffing!”Alex Davenport Jones - The Porch House