Estate Management, PA & Office
The estate management, PA and Office category includes all the jobs associated with running an estate including caretakers and household managers, personal assistants, finance managers and events co-ordinators.
Because jobs rolls vary, so do the requirements and qualifications, and while many roles include on the job training, managerial and supervisory positions will require some previous job experience, and some of more skill positions such as finance assistants and events planners may require qualification or certificates in order to qualify for certain roles.
Estate management encompasses the ongoing development and marketing of a property, making sure that it is used to its fullest potential and that visitors and guests’ needs are fully catered to. From making sure that the property and gardens are in a good state of repair, to organising events, estate management team must be analytical and forward-thinking, have great communication skills and good leadership qualities.
Personal assistants provide administrative support to senior, managerial and executive staff, helping them to make the best use of their time and providing support with the day-to-day running of the business with administrative and secretarial work.
Personal assistants must be proficient in the use of a computer, have good language skills for typing reports, presentational and other correspondence and have good organisational skills. Although a PA’s hours are usually nine till five, many companies may require you to be flexible in case of emergencies.
Events planners are responsible for organising and running promotional events for the clients and are in control of the whole project, from the planning stage right up to the execution of the event. Applicants must be able to come up with original ideas for events, have good communication skills when discussing plans with clients and have good negotiation skills when dealing with vendors.
Events planners may also be responsible for hiring contractors, caterers and security for the event, as well as being in charge of publicising and marketing of the event.