Virtual PA Services

Notebook and tablet on deskVirtual Assistants (VAs) provide a professional administrative service to clients on a self-employed basis, working from their own premises and using the latest technology for communication. Some will tend to specialise in work requiring people skills while others may prefer to concentrate on transcription and documents, with a further group offering creative and technical expertise. Many VAs choose to operate within a particular sector.

There are more than 1,500 VAs in the UK working with nearly 9,500 small businesses.  On average each VA works with 6 clients.¹

VAs aim to establish long-term, enduring client relationships although they may also work on one-off projects. They will usually have at least five years’ experience working at a senior level such as PA, Executive Secretary or Office Manager before starting their own business. Some work exclusively on an agreed hours monthly retainer fee basis, while others are also happy to charge an hourly rate for ad hoc assignments to provide maximum flexibility.

¹ National VA Survey 2014-15  © Society of Virtual Assistants

More information about VAs can be found on the Society of Virtual Assistants website.

These are the services I offer. If there are other ways I can help you administratively, do let me know so that we can discuss.

Diary management

  • lunch engagements and follow up
  • business meetings
  • effective communication with other Executives’ PAs
  • contact information management

Co-ordination of teams/groups/Boards/Committees

  • meetings
  • information updates
  • administration of courses, team-building and fundraising events
  • participant relations

Telephone liaison

Email in-box, enquiry and client management while you are away

Meetings

  • organisation and follow-up
  • attendance for Minute Recording (within Greater London)
  • travel arrangements

Correspondence

  • drafting and copy editing
  • supporter relations

Documents

  • word processing
  • proof-reading and copy editing
  • sorting and classifying

Event planning and co-ordination (with on-site assistance where appropriate)

LinkedIn profile set-up

Research and information collation