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Personal Assistants

What is a Personal Assistant?

A personal assistant is someone who helps a person manage their daily tasks either professional or personal, or both. A personal assistant may work with a professional employer, business owners or executives, assisting to handle everyday business responsibilities. PA's may also work with entrepreneurs, small business owners, or even busy families to support their personal lives and basic day-to-day operations. Personal assistant duties vary because each employer is different, which means that a personal assistant must be flexible and enjoy learning new things.

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Minimum Requirements for Personal Assistants

Our Personal Assistants  have:

  • Experience and References: At least 2 years of administrative or PA experience.
  • Vehicles: Their own vehicles and driver’s licenses. 
  • Education: A minimum of an NQF5 (tertiary level education of a certificate level or higher), most have a university level tertiary education.
  • Personality: We prefer working with personal assistants who are dedicated, organised, friendly, energetic, skilled, trustworthy, patient, respectful, active and caring.
  • First Aid: Either have completed a SETA approved first aid course or that they sign up for a course when joining our team.
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How do we screen our Personal Assistants

  • Personal Assistants are personally interviewed by a trained Sitters4U Recruiter.
  • Applying applicants submit copies of ID, drivers license, proof of address, first aid, matric or higher certification and criminal clearance which are checked.
  • Typing speed and other tests are performed to ensure capability and acumen.
  • References are checked by a Sitters4U recruiter or representative.
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What does a Personal Assistant earn?

Salaries are dependent on the experience and education level of the personal assistant and your  requirements; if traveling is required, the duties required, number of hours and shifts per week etc. These candidates generally work full day.

  • Full day: From 6 hours upwards per day: R 12 000 to R 35 000 per month.
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What are the duties of a Personal Assistant?

Home Based Personal Assistant duties may include:

  • Typing, compiling and preparing reports, presentations and correspondence
  • Acting as a first point of contact: dealing with correspondence and phone calls
  • Email management and response
  • Diary management
  • Shopping
  • Organising events and conferences
  • Booking and arranging travel, transport and accommodation
  • Laundry collection
  • Running Errands
  • Taking minutes
  • Managing house staff and duties
  • Collating and filing expenses
  • Implementing and maintaining procedures/administrative systems
Corporate Personal Assistant positions demand competence and skill in the following tasks:
  • Reading, monitoring and responding to your boss's email,
  • Answering calls and liaising with clients competently,
  • Preliminary drafting of correspondence on your boss's behalf
  • Delegating work in your boss's absence
  • Diary management
  • Planning and organising meetings
  • Organising complex travel
  • Taking action points and writing minutes,
  • Preparing papers for meetings
  • Taking dictation
  • Planning and organising events
  • Conducting research
  • Preparing presentations
  • Managing and reviewing filing and office systems
  • Typing documents
  • Sourcing and ordering stationery and office equipment
  • Managing ad hoc projects
The above lists are not exhaustive and the scope may vary widely.
 
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