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Welcome to our Personal/Executive Assistant Recruitment Division


We are here to assist businesses and individuals find the perfect Personal Assistant/Executive Assistant for their needs.

With over 25 years in the private staff recruitment sector, we are confident we can find you the best top-tier Personal/Executive Assistants to work at the highest level for senior level executives and in particular for C-Suite Executives (Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer).

So, whether you are a busy executive looking for a Personal /Executive Assistant to support you in managing your daily tasks or a company in need of an efficient PA /EA to streamline your operations, we have a wide range of talented and experienced professionals ready to meet your requirements.

The role of a Personal/Executive Assistant is crucial in supporting high-level senior executives (in a corporate, home-based business or Family Office setting) in managing and prioritising their daily diary, workload, tasks, schedules & projects and all the essential operational functions of their office. Finding the right Personal/Executive Assistant who can seamlessly handle such a high level and wide range of responsibilities, clearly has a significant impact on the success of a business.

Eden Private Staff can connect businesses and Family Offices with highly skilled and experienced PA/EA’s who are well-equipped to meet the demands of C-Suite/executive level positions. We have learnt and understand the unique requirements and expectations that come with supporting C-Suite/senior level Executives and we are committed to helping clients find the best possible Personal/Executive Assistant for their role.

Why Choose Eden Private Staff?

Our extensive network of Personal/Executive Assistants gives us access to a wide pool of talented & professional EA’s who possess the skills and experience necessary to excel in supporting C-suite executives.

Our specialised sector expertise and Eden’s team of recruitment experts specialise in identifying Personal/Executive Assistants who have a deep understanding of the responsibilities and dynamics involved in assisting high-level executives.

Our personalised approach means we understand the unique needs and preferences of each of our Clients, thereby ensuring that we identify the most suitable career Candidates to fit each unique role and its’ specific requirements. Taking the time to maximize compatibility between the parties will mean a higher success for the placement.

Thorough screening processes mean we conduct and apply rigorous screenings to every applicant. This will involve detailed interviews, skills assessments and reference & background checks to ensure that our Clients are presented with a shortlist of only the most qualified, experienced, trustworthy and competent candidates.

Ongoing support means we continuously support every Client throughout the hiring process and we are also on hand initially, in the first few weeks of a placement, to ensure that all is going well. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate a successful and long-lasting professional relationship between the C-Suite/senior level Executives and their Personal/Executive Assistants.

Flexibility means we can source a full-time, part-time, temporary or virtual PA and we always have a pool of professionals available to meet your specific needs.

How The Process Works

  1. Consultation: We begin by having a comprehensive consultation with our Clients to understand their specific requirements, expectations and company/business culture.
  2. Candidate Sourcing: Using our extensive network and industry connections, we identify and connect with Personal/Executive Assistants who match the desired qualifications and experience.
  3. Screening and Shortlisting: We meticulously screen and assess potential candidates, taking into account their skills, experience, references, cultural fit and commitment to the EA role in order to create a curated shortlist of top candidates.
  4. Interviews and Selection: Clients interview and assess the shortlisted candidates directly and we provide guidance and support throughout the process.
  5. Placement and Follow-Up: Once a Candidate has been selected, we facilitate the placement process and follow up with the Client to ensure that a smooth transition and successful integration has taken place into the organisation.

Please contact the Eden Team today on 020 7471 6000 to discuss your specific requirements for a Personal/Executive Assistant(s) to your C-Suite./senior level Executives.

We look forward to working with you.

All of our PA and secretary candidates are interviewed and assessed against a relevant skills matrix in order to ensure that they meet the standards and expectations of the client.

We are able to provide a PA or secretary on a full or part-time basis, temporary or permanent, and we can even offer a ‘virtual service’ whereby your highly skilled Private PA works from home to deliver a first-class service wherever you are.

Typical PA Roles include:


Personal Assistant Frequently Asked Questions

Is being a PA a good career?

It can be a fantastic career with opportunities to travel, great benefits and an interesting variety of clients.

How do I become a PA?

Gain work experience, connect with industry contacts and have a business and/or administrative qualification.

Do you need a diploma to be a PA?

No, but training helps, such as taking a Pitman course or any certification in business administration. Courses in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, etc. are also recommended. Good verbal and written skills are essential, as is computer literacy.

How do I succeed as a PA?

You must have the ability to work with others and be a good listener, as well as remain flexible and able to think on your feet when necessary.

Personal Assistant Salary

What can you earn as a PA?

Generally, the starting salary is £35K for a junior PA, up to £70K with extensive experience. 

Personal assistant vs. executive assistant

What is the difference between a PA and an Executive Assistant (EA)?

A PA tends to work for a private household or a very wealthy individual, whereas an EA usually works in a corporate environment.

We are always happy to discuss roles and specifications for Personal Assistant jobs.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 0207 471 6000 for more information.

Please call us and speak to either Mark Whitworth or Alex Sansbury or any member of the private staff team