My executives and I work well together and they can rely on me to complete any task they give me. My boss regularly mentions that I execute all aspects of my remit to a high standard, which involves multitasking and continually delivering. He has also told me, from a personal perspective for him, my work as his PA is excellent and greatly helps him deliver his role. I am extremely proud to be in this profession as my role is varied, challenging and rewarding.
I am the PA to the Chief Information Officer and Deputy Director. I also look after the leadership team and I am the office administrator, looking after 93 colleagues so as you can imagine it is a very busy role but I love it!
I am extremely organised, have excellent communication skills, thorough and professional. I also have the ability to multitask, I am personable, approachable and adaptable.
If your strengths consist of organisation and multitasking then this is the job for you. Listen and ask clarifying questions, a lot of them, at first anyway as you are getting to know your executive(s).
By being extremely organised and having a ‘to do’ list.
A ‘to do’ list which is constantly reviewed.
Very important. My executives and I interact numerous times daily in a range of ways, telephone, email, face to face. From our interactions I have clearly defined what I need to know in terms of information and priorities so as to enable me to help my executive in the best way possible.
I was over the moon!
I am delighted! It is a real honour to be runner up in such a fabulous network and I was so happy to hear Paula Harding had won as she truly deserves it.
They were thrilled for me. We have a monthly cascade meeting with the whole team and at the end of it my boss informed everyone he had some lovely news and proceeded to tell them I had been nominated for Merseyside PA of the Year and was the runner up and everyone was clapping and cheering which was lovely. However, I went very red ha ha!
I have met so many amazing PAs and EAs and I am very thankful to Marion and Jon for The PA Hub. It is a fantastic network which enables me to connect with like-minded people, share knowledge and develop my skills.
I am currently doing a part-time degree (which is 4 years) in Business and Human Resource Management. This is an opportunity for me to develop and enhance my qualifications to enable me to work at a more senior level, which for me, would be to progress to a senior PA within LJMU.
Meet our Merseyside PA of the Year Runner-up