You can either employ your Personal Assistants, (making you the Personal Assistant’s employer) or hire self-employed Personal Assistants.
|Employed Personal Assistants||Self-employed Personal Assistants|
|Have set working patterns||Can choose when they work|
|Have employment rights such as sick pay and annual leave||Don’t get sick pay or annual leave|
|Get paid via the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system, with a pay cheque||Invoice for the hours they work|
Job adverts can be published on job sites and social media, as well as the local paper or community noticeboard.
The Personal Assistant Team can help with this process. You can contact us by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on becoming an employer is available here. This includes paying your PA, employing multiple PAs, data protection and disputes.
No specific qualifications, training or experience are needed to become a Personal Assistant.
When you advertise for the role of Personal Assistant, you must describe what training or experience you would expect them to have.
You can also offer your Personal Assistant training so they feel confident with their role.
If you’re not sure what to put in your job advert, contact the Personal Assistant Team: email@example.com