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Hire a Personal Assistant

Founded in 2016, our team is highly experienced in recruiting Personal Assistants. Because we are specialists, dedicated to the roles and expertise we cover, we offer more than placing candidates in companies. We are experts in hiring the following PA roles:

We can assist with the following PA roles:

  • Corporate PA

  • Personal Assistant

  • Team Assistant

  • Private PA

  • Family Office PA

  • Business Assistant

  • Virtual PA

As a boutique PA recruitment partner, we are experts at understanding what makes the perfect 'fit' for a business, which enables us to work across multiple sectors, including property; financial services; insurance; legal; advertising, marketing and public relations; start-ups; telecommunications; and private individuals and family offices.

Thoroughly vetting and getting to know every candidate that we represent helps us to tailor our recruitment service and set everyone up to succeed, ensuring that you secure the best talent for your business.

Lily and Emma are professional, efficient and very down to earth. They have placed me in both temp and perm positions and my experiences were very positive. The best recruitment agency I have used. Would definitely recommend.
Marie, Partners' Secretary
Unlike any recruitment agency I have ever used. The team at Lily Shippen are true professionals, who care about finding the best fit for you, not about the commission. I’m now two months into a role within an exciting and dynamic company, and I couldn’t be happier.
Roisin, PA to CEO
Victoria is one of the most skilful and empathetic recruiters I have met. She puts you at ease and hones in on your attitude and strengths, layering and matching them to client requirements.
Beverly, Director of Strategy
How to hire a Personal Assistant 

Once you've come to the decision that you are going to hire a PA, we will work with you to gain an understanding of your business, your culture and your unique requirements. This will, ideally, involve a video call or face-to-face meeting between you and one of our experienced consultants, where will ask you questions to understand the working culture, expected duties, salary and ideal experience for the role. 

We can assist with writing a Personal Assistant job description for you and, once this is approved, we will go out to our extensive database and network to shortlist high-calibre candidates, presenting these to you with speed and accuracy. 

Throughout the interview process, we will provide detailed feedback to all parties and will always be on-hand to answer any questions that you may have. 

Once you've hired your PA, we will continue to maintain contact with you and the successful candidate, to ensure that the placement is as smooth and successful as possible and can even assist with PA training.


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What is a Personal Assistant?

Traditionally, the role of the Personal Assistant (PA) encompasses purely administrative, transactional support. The role of a PA is to alleviate the administrative burden from the individual(s) they support so that their principal's time can be dedicated to other areas which will further the business's success. However, the role differs hugely between organisations, and there are many Personal Assistants (PAs), particularly Senior PAs, who perform strategic duties that are more commonly associated with the Executive Assistant role; indeed, in many organisations, there is considerable cross-over between the Personal Assistant and Executive Assistant (EA) roles.

The role of the Personal Assistant (PA) has often been likened to the oil in the cogs of the working machine – making things run more smoothly and alleviating precise time pressure on executives and senior business leaders.

Personal Assistants (PAs) are often responsible for managing schedules, booking travel (often across multiple time zones), handling email and phone communication, conducting research, and performing other administrative tasks. Personal assistants can work in various settings, including offices, homes, and remotely. 

Overall, a Personal Assistant can be a valuable asset to anyone looking to streamline their life or business and increase their productivity. Whether you are an individual seeking help with your personal life or a business owner looking to manage your business more effectively, a Personal Assistant can help you to achieve your goals.


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What is the difference between a Personal Assistant and an Executive Assistant?

The role of a Personal Assistant and Executive has evolved so much in the last decade. Technology has aided this evolution, as PAs and EAs can be far more strategic with technology replacing the typically more administrative parts of their role. 

It is worth noting that job titles differ across industries and organisations, and someone who is carrying out an Executive Assistant role could have the job title of Personal Assistant. 

A Personal Assistant (PA) is someone who supports their executive(s) with duties to ensure their personal life and/or business life runs smoother. These duties range from managing diaries to coordinating meetings, booking travel and more. 

An Executive Assistant (EA) is typically someone who supports their executive in a more proactive way. An Executive Assistant should be an extension of their boss, and will often make important decisions on their behalf. 

You can read more about the role of an Executive Assistant (EA) here.



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