"We have been very impressed with the candidates Oriel Partners have presented to us during our contract PA assignment, they were carefully selected and ‘spot on.’ Olivia has worked very hard to ensure great communication throughout the process and has always gone the extra mile offering valuable, pragmatic advice and a very professional service. I can’t recommend Oriel Partners more, they have exceeded expectations and have secured a candidate who we feel is a perfect company fit as well as fulfilling our remit with regards to skills and ability. They will be our first port of call when we next come to recruit for an administrative role."
"Oriel Partners did a great job in helping us find a new EA on very short notice. Auria and Olivia came to our office to meet me and get a feel for the company, and I felt like they were very attentive to our needs and genuinely interested in finding us a candidate that suited the business. They’ve been flexible, helpful and we would certainly work with them again!"
"I recently used the services of Oliva at Oriel Partners in our search for an Office Manager/HR Assistant. Olivia immediately came across as professional, personable, flexible, responsive and very easy to work with. She seemed to immediately understand our requirements and took the time to visit our offices to gain an understanding of the environment and culture within the business. I was very impressed with the overall quality of all candidates; Olivia knew them all well and they were a good fit for our vacancy. I felt that it was a true partnership with Olivia where we were working together to find the perfect candidate. I would highly recommend Olivia and Oriel Partners."
"Auria and Oriel Partners helped us fill a key role working for a UK peer. It was easy and enjoyable, with minimum fuss working with Auria. She really grasped the importance of personality, as well as skill, in finding the right person for us. I will definitely use Oriel for our future recruitment needs."
"I have recently placed a dream job in London, all thanks to the amazing work provided by Oriel Partners. Olivia is an amazing recruiter who is not only incredible at her job, an extremely professional and friendly person making the whole process of finding a new role so much easier. The whole process from start to finish was efficient and stress free, which I was worried about as still in employment whilst searching for my next job. I will be recommending to anyone who is looking for a new role and wants the process to be a positive experience."
"It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Olivia at Oriel during my job search. I felt like she really took the time to get a feel for what I was looking for and had a fantastic insight into how I could make best use of my skills and experience. The calibre of clients Olivia works with has been consistently brilliant and she has offered great pre and post interview support."
"I recently moved back to the UK from Zimbabwe in December 2018. Both, completely different environments when it comes to not only looking for a job but one that just fits. Within an hour of me showing interest in one role, I was contacted by Oriel Partners. They we're on the ball from the start! We met the following day for a meet and greet and I had an interview for the advertised job role, two days later. They took the time to get to know me, gauged as to what I was looking for and recommended roles they thought I fit best. The fear of job hunting in a new city was washed away. Thank you for your support Auria & Olivia. "
"Oriel Partners is without a doubt the best recruitment agency in London! I was looking for a support role within a relaxed but professional company with a wonderful working environment and culture. Olivia was able to provide several interviews with brilliant companies that ticked all the boxes. Thank you so much for taking the time to really listen and understand what I was looking for. I know how much the recruitment process can leave people feeling doubtful, drained, upset and uncertain - well look no further than Oriel Partners - they know exactly what they are doing, and I trusted them during the entire process! Olivia really took the time to make me feel good about myself as I was lacking in confidence during my job search and interview process. This genuine and caring approach was such a big stand out with Oriel Partners. Thank you again."
We are experts in providing family office staff to London’s elite. This includes recruiting Chief of Staff, Lifestyle Manager, Private PA and Travelling Assistant positions. Our Private PA roles have ranged from supporting Royal Households, British Peers, High Net Worth individuals, Entrepreneurs, Political figures and High-Profile individuals where discretion, trust and providing a first-class service is paramount.
These roles often require the Private PA to travel with their bosses or being based away from London, whether that be other locations in the UK or globally. As with all of our Personal Assistant roles, the fit must be as closely matched as possible, to ensure a strong working relationship. As a Private PA tends to have access to all areas of their bosses’ lives, discretion and trust are essential and often an NDA is signed. The duties of a Private PA, differ from a PA providing business support, however, these roles vary from person to person depending on the support they require - every brief we work on is tailored specifically to the client.
As with all of the positions we work on at Oriel Partners, we arrange a meeting with the client themselves, or a representative to ascertain as much information as possible about the content of the role and the client’s expectations. This ensures we provide candidates with the skills set and experience to perform in the role. This initial meeting also allows us to gauge the right fit for the person or family in question, which is vital to ensuring there is a strong relationship with the Private PA.
Typical duties of a Private Personal Assistant are as follows: Diary management, which includes scheduling meetings, appointments and personal appearances. Booking global travel including flights, cars, transfers, visas and itineraries. Liaising with security teams, hiring and managing household staff. Managing a fleet of cars, jets, helicopters or boats. Buying, insuring and shipping art. Managing personal finances, planning events, researching holidays. Running personal errands and gift purchasing. Assisting with speech writing and research. Acting as a gatekeeper, liaising with PR, legal and accounting teams.
We are very proud of the reputation we have created in the PA and administrative market and so much of our business comes to us via recommendation and word of mouth. Once we work with a client, we tend to partner with them and continue to assist with their recruitment needs year after year. This is ultimately down to the service we provide and the calibre of candidates we work with. All of our candidates undergo a rigorous screening process before being introduced to a client. This involves screening CVs, a telephone call followed by a face-to-face interview with an experienced consultant. Our central London location allows us to work quickly and we can get a shortlist to you within 24 hours. We will only ever send the Private PAs who we feel perfectly match the brief, both in terms of culture fit and experience, we see no value in sending people for the sake of it.
As well as our active database, we also have a wide-ranging network of passive candidates. These are candidates who may not actively be looking but could be open to hearing about a role, should it be perfect for them. Often with Private PA roles, this becomes a very successful way of sourcing the right talent, especially when a client is looking for something very specific.
We are very lucky at Oriel Partners to have a team of highly successful consultants who are specialised in PA recruitment. To date, our Founders have only hired a team who can bring with them not only previous recruitment experience, but also life and employment experience, who can advise both candidates and clients in an informed manner and can smoothly manage the recruitment process from start to finish. All our private and business clients have very busy lives, and the team at Oriel Partners are fully aware of this and ready to assist.Contact Us