Personal Assistant - Native Arabic Speaker

Irwin & Dow

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP447-1466

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Irwin & Dow are working in partnership with a global UHNW family group, that has a diversified business portfolio, as they expand their presence in the region. We are seeking an experienced Personal Assistant to manage all aspects of this VIP ‘s life both from a corporate and private perspective.

This is a fantastic and diverse role, and the successful candidate will be enthusiastic, capable and highly intuitive. You will be able to carry out duties which require strict confidentiality, a high attention to detail and will be confident in dealing with colleagues, of all levels, from across the business. You will be used to prioritising your workload to meet conflicting demands on time and have a collaborative approach, working in synergy with other Personal Assistants to ensure seamless calendar management between corporate and private responsibilities.

As stated, this supports all the private and family demands of this incredibly busy individual and will encompass all the organisation of family travel; complex itineraries that need to be managed with efficiency, business dinners and lunches, expenses reports and replying to correspondence on behalf of the stakeholder. Additionally, there will be considerable support at a private level for the family, managing the household and providing visa support for onboarding of staff, pet related issues, family personal, financial and medical administration and all family travel.


The successful candidate must possess at the minimum a high school diploma, based on the requirements of our client, and possess the confidence to deal with colleagues of all levels, working with minimal supervision. Highly self-motivated, with good cultural and local knowledge and the ability to get things done. Due to the demands of this role, we are specifically seeking a native Arabic speaker with strong English ability, who has had extensive experience in a Western corporate environment.

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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