A personal assistant could be a private personal assistant, celebrity assistant, home personal assistant or an executive assistant.
An executive assistant, or executive PA, usually works for a senior executive, or a group of senior executives, within a company.
A personal assistant, celebrity assistant or home personal assistant will usually work for an individual, or a family, either partly or entirely outside of an organisation.
Main duties include organisation; keeping files and diaries organised, planning trips, scheduling meetings and maintaining the smooth running of their principal's day.
Other duties can include shopping errands, picking up dry cleaning, gift-buying, and liaising with third parties such as clients, maintenance workers and other staff.
Usually a PA will live out in their own accommodation but some roles can include an accommodation provision.
Varies considerably from job to job, will always require a good degree of flexibility.
Experienced Personal Assistants can expect to earn from £2000 to £4000 net per month, sometimes higher. Packages can include accommodation and travel.