Personal Assistant

Irwin & Dow

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP447-1342

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Irwin & Dow are seeking a highly professional and discreet Personal / Household Assistant to embrace this pivotal and sensitive role for our client. Working for our UHNW client, you will be very much part of a close-knit team, who pride themselves on their professionalism and integrity, very much respecting the confidentiality required in such roles.

The primary focus is to provide household management and private support to the family, taking full responsibility for the maintenance and management of a newly constructed, large high-end residential villa. You will represent the family to all internal and external contacts in a manner consistent with their values. The level of support required is to an exceptional standard and will include developing working relationships with internal staff and external contractors, recruiting a strong household team, supervising, and training them, creating and managing the household inventory, procurement of household supplies and managing the antique and fine art collections.

The role requires a strong service orientation and candidates will be expected to display a maturity and flexibility to work both independently and in cooperation with others, coupled with a high level of self-motivation and initiative. Additionally, it is paramount that the highest levels of internal and external confidentiality are respected at all times. Candidates will be highly organized, anticipate alternate solutions and be prepared with contingency plans as required in a calm and efficient manner.

The role will also encompass considerable diary and travel management for the family, event organisation on both small and large scales and research and correspondence. It is a fast paced role supports the personal and business needs of the Principals directly and will suit a dynamic and self-motivated individual.


The ideal candidate will have at least five years’ experience in a similar role, working with UHNWI individuals and families. Experience in property fit out, maintenance and relocation are important.
Candidates must be fully fluent in English and possess exceptional written skills. They should be able to work collaboratively, delivering the highest levels of service and be commercially aware.
Candidates who have an interest in interior design and design in general would be interested in this position, due to the commercial interests of the family.

The interview process will include diligence reference checks and only candidates who pass this at exceptional level will be considered. Our client has bespoke business interests and as such there can, on limited occasions be out of hours work requested.

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 11,500

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