Private PA

Through our reputation and unique place in the recruitment market sourcing exceptional Private EA and PA talent for our clients, we have become well known for sourcing Private PAs and Lifestyle Managers for some incredible individuals both in London and globally. Our extensive recruitment network of the highest calibre Private PA’s and EAs in the market allows us to source some of the best Private PAs for these incredibly complex and special roles. Through our PR events and Marketing initiatives for these incredible candidates we are lucky to have a strong network of some of the best Private PA’s and Lifestyle Managers in London, even those that are not actively looking, but are open to hearing about unique and special Private and Lifestyle PA opportunities. This in turn attracts a wide and diverse mix of Private PA and senior level EA roles to Bain and Gray.

Our Private PA roles range from Royal Household to High Net Worth individuals, VIPs, Celebrities, Entrepreneurs, Political figures and individuals with high profiles and incredibly busy lives who require discretion and trust to be second nature for their PA. These roles often involve living away from the UK and extensive travel and a global lifestyle for a PA, and require a perfect and seamless match to their boss’s lives and a true right hand who can think two steps ahead to make sure nothing is left to chance and that the demands of work and lifestyle blend perfectly. These positions are unique as they are not a standard list of duties with a regular patter, they often require incredible flexibility, common sense, suiting an individual who can think on their feet, trouble shoot and turn situations around quickly, calmly and professionally. All our private clients are confident that we will match them to the best PAs for them, with trusted backgrounds and experience that is suited specifically to their needs and requirements. The following list is an example of the kind of work a private PA might typically expect to carry out:

  • - Our clients have busy lives and the need for a seamless and professional PA service for all aspects of their lives is crucial. Typical duties include;
  • - Managing a busy diary, to include booking meetings, lunches, breakfasts, appointments, high profile appearances and endorsements.
  • - Organising and managing travel, both domestic and foreign to include; flights, cars, chauffeur driven picks ups and transfers, visas and private jets and helicopter travel.
  • - Managing all aspects of household staff in multiple properties, to include payroll, uniforms and all administration concerning employment.
  • - Organising family time efficiently, to include holidays, events, appointments, transport, administration for schools, nannies, medical appointments and all other ad hoc arrangements facilitating time efficient and common sense decisions.

We have an experienced recruitment team who have all approached us directly to be part of our very special Bain and Gray culture and service. Our Consultants demonstrate high emotional intelligence, and an ability to dig deeper than a job brief to get the perfect match for both the candidate and our clients. Being part of a small team, all our recruitment consultants are involved with client briefings and candidate interviews. We do not search on databases but concentrate on candidate fit, and as all Private PA’s and Lifestyle Managers know, personality match is key to a successful and long lasting PA role. We can turn a brief around and get interviews set up as quickly as you need, our service is tailored to you, and your requirements. We are always honest and will only send you the best candidates for your vacancy. We do not waste our client’s precious time with wrong CVs and send shortlists for the sake of it.

Bain and Gray has a wide reaching network of experienced and senior level PAs. We screen our PAs by spending time with them and talking to them in detail about their experiences. We conduct competency based interviewing techniques, and we can get a history of references if required. We are regularly asked for very specific experience for Private PA roles, with requests from our clients for their PA to have had exposure working for some of the most high profile people with the demanding schedules and lifestyles that accompany them.

We are delighted that many of the Private PAs we meet both current and past, stay in touch with us and often ask for advice with their ongoing career choices knowing they will get impartial and knowledgeable advice from people who know and understand their market. We are proud of our reputation as a Private PA recruitment agency that take time and care to get to know our Clients and Candidates to build long lasting and successful relationships.