PAs are responsible for supporting one or several key personnel – typically managers or executive directors, and so it's absolutely vital that they understand what the organisation is trying to achieve and what their executive’s duties are. The personal assistant may also be described as an executive secretary, or a personal secretary. The managers in question often rely very heavily on their PA, so this is a close working relationship and a high degree of trust is required. To some degree the PA is lightening the workload for their manager, carrying out admin duties that support their work, but also deputising, making calls on their behalf, recruiting others needed for the department, and making low-level decisions.
Salary band: £30k - £40k