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Executive & Personal Assistant

Irwin & Dow

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP447-1076

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

A recent new client to Irwin & Dow is seeking a strong Executive Assistant/Personal Assistant to support the MD of a very successful business within the client services industry. The organisation takes great pride in getting things right first time and implementing a robust and service orientated environment. Whether liaising with other internal departments or speaking directly to their prestigious and well known globally branded clients, everything is done with great service at the fore.

The role of the EA/PA is to ensure that both business and personal matters are organised, scheduled and given the attention to detail that is required. As the MD’s right-hand person, it is expected that you will be involved in all aspects of the business from assisting with marketing ideas and implementation to staff away days and industry insights and research. There will be a busy diary to manage alongside travel arrangements, meeting document support, minute taking and ensuring any expected actions are followed up until completion. You will also be involved in client liaison at C-suite level for many instantly recognizable brands to further enhance the long-standing relationships already built by the MD over 20 years. This fully involved position involves high-level contacts, documents and exposure to corporate information and therefore confidentiality and discretion is expected at all times. Regarding the personal assistance to be provided, this will be tasks such as private property upkeep and maintenance, house staff visas, personal errands and appointments, family holidays and celebration arrangements.


Our client is seeking those with high energy levels and a positive disposition to keep up with this exceptionally busy MD. You will be self-motivating, with a high attention to detail and able to anticipate needs in order to be fully invested in the business and its core values. To be successful in this role you will require a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a fast paced and innovative environment, with a strong customer service orientation. Excellent communication skills, enthusiasm and a proactive approach alongside a driving license are also essential for this vacancy.

About the Company

Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.

Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.

Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.

Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.

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Personal Assistant salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 9,500

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