Personal Assistant

Short Job Description: 

Our client requires a full-time personal assistant to assist with both business and personal administration. Some experience in Pastel or a similar accounting package would be advantageous.  Excellence in written and spoken English is required. Own car and valid drivers license is essential. You will be required to work in the Somerset West-based office and flexibility will be discussed with the employer. 

Where will the candidate work from, if not home based? (Town/Suburb or state work-from-home): 
An estate near Somerset West/Kuilsriver
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Full time - with flexibility
Main area of expertise for this position: 
Personal Assistants
Required Qualification: 
Required computer program skills: 
Microsoft Office, Pastel or other accounting program
Estimated hours (state hours per day or week): 
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R18 000 per month
Remuneration term: 
Job posting date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Full Job Description: 

Our client seeks a Personal Assistant who has a positive, can-do attitude and can handle sensitive and discreet information in a proactive manner.  Must live within the broader Helderberg/Stellenbosch/Kuilsriver region. 

This role requires a person of exceptional integrity, who is comfortable with multi-tasking and taking initiative.  While calm in nature, this person will be required to handle some situations where a firmer approach may be required.  Having a sense of urgency when handling tasks is essential in successfully fulfilling this role.  

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: 

  • Handling all travel arrangements
  • Managing sensitive emails when required
  • Managing personal home requirements and requests including but not limited to purchasing and collecting items for the home and arranging repairs.
  • Managing several properties, tenants needs, rental income, and ensuring payments is collected from tenants. 
  • Following up with non-payment of income. 
  • Filing – excellence in organization skills will be required. 

Further Requirements: 

  • Previous experience as a personal assistant is required. 
  • Experience with using an accounting package is an advantage. Alternatively, Excel is required. 
  • The exceptional demonstration of organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Drivers license and own vehicle
  • At least two contactable references from previous employers
  • Demonstrate a mature attitude in all interactions with people. 
  • Must live within the Broader Helderberg/Stellenbosch/Kuilsriver region

Please write include a paragraph about yourself in your application and demonstrate your skills to suit this role in your application. 



Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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