Job Type: Maternity cover

PA(Projects)-Maternity Cover, West London Ref JF1520

Full Time Personal Assistant required for private family office located in West London. This is a temporary contract to cover the current PA’s maternity leave. The position is planned to commence towards the end of January 2024 and will be for a period of one year.

Monday to Friday – 9am to 5.30pm. Flexibility to work extra hours if required.

The Personal Assistant will be responsible for providing comprehensive, administrative, and secretarial support to the team making sure that all aspects of the principals’ arrangements are efficiently handled.

The Personal Assistant will be part of a team of 3 PA’s, all who report to the Team Manager.

The Position will involve:-

  • Making sure meetings are arranged and the necessary paperwork is carried out.
  • Welcoming visitors and escorting them as appropriate.
  • Assisting with internal and external enquiries and drafting the appropriate correspondence in response.
  • Arranging private events such as parties and other celebrations.
  • Arranging Christmas and Easter projects as instructed by the principals.
  • Arranging the Principals’ family travel.
  • Sourcing gifts, collecting and running errands and gift wrapping.

The Person:-

  • Will have previously worked within a private household as a PA or Private Secretary to UHNW individual(s).
  • Will be able to demonstrate strong administrative and organisational skills.
  • Will have a professional verbal and written communication style, with the ability to liaise easily with a wide range of individuals including very senior.
  • Must be happy to follow instructions and work within set perimeters.
  • Reliable, punctual with a great work ethic and completely trustworthy.
  • A good team player and easy to get along with.
  • Will be polite, well presented with a good command of the English language.
  • Will have excellent IT skills, and the ability to take dictation on to screen and have accurate typing.
  • Able to remain calm, work under pressure and display a flexible proactive approach to last minute change.
  • Will be able to always maintain confidentiality and work with utmost tact and discretion.
  • Must be happy to travel to other locations within the UK on average 1-2 times a month.

An attractive salary will be offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable references.

Tel Jackie 07979 501997 or Rebecca 07771 655879

Temporary Farm Secretary/Bookkeeper , Norwich, Norfolk REF 1457

Farm Secretary Maternity Contract

Full time farm secretary required on a temporary 12–14-month maternity contract in a busy and varied family run farming business and butchery. Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm.

We are looking for a reliable and organised person able to travel to a rural location 12 miles north of Norwich.

The role would suit someone with farm office experience or knowledge of farming.

The position will include but is not limited to:

  • Use of Sage 50 for all bookkeeping tasks
  • VAT returns monthly.
  • Bacs payment runs.
  • Use of excel.
  • Payroll and timesheet management
  • Dealing with customers (mainly wholesale) over the phone. Full product training will be given but applicants must be comfortable with spending time in a butchery.
  • PA and Admin duties
  • Use of bespoke system to place customer orders (training provided)
  • Customer credit control

To start in early November the applicant must:

  • Be competent with bookkeeping tasks (Knowledge of Sage not essential as training will be given)
  • Be confident with basic excel tasks.
  • Have experience in a farm secretary or farm accounts type role.

Competitive salary dependant on experience. Further details and an in-depth job description are available on request (

Closing Date 6th October, please apply with a covering letter and CV.

Admissions Registrar and Heads PA – Colchester, Essex – Ref 1369 MATERNITY COVER


Admissions Registrar /Head’s PA required to cover maternity leave to start July 2023 until May 2024.

The position is within one of the leading independent Preparatory and Nursery Schools in the county and is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced Admissions Registrar to join the team for approx 9 months.

The successful person will be dealing with parents from the initial telephone call applying for a place for their child through to the welcoming of the child to their first day.

The admissions process will involve:-

  • Initial enquiry from parent
  • Arranging an appointment to visit the school
  • Gathering personal information about the child – interests, hobbies, sports etc
  • Liaise with class teacher
  • Arrange further visits to school if required
  • Provide all forms to be filled if they decide to take a place and suggest a trial day
  • Follow up call/email after trial day

The PA role will involve:-

  • Diary Management
  • Dealing with correspondence both written and verbal
  • Arranging parent meetings

The person:-

  • Reliable, punctual, well presented and polite
  • Well spoken with a good command of the English language
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Will be happy to liaise with parents, other staff and pupils
  • Previous school experience desired
  • Will have excellent IT skills

Tel Jackie 07979 501997

Pony Groom / Rider (Maternity Cover)- Newmarket, Suffolk- REF 1361

This is a fantastic opportunity for a lightweight, experienced rider / groom who is looking to work with smart Pony Club / British Showjumping competition ponies. The person will purely be responsible for the daily care of the three children’s wonderful ponies including:

  • Mucking out
  • Feeding
  • Poo picking
  • Grooming
  • Clipping
  • Pulling manes/tails
  • Tacking up
  • Tack cleaning
  • Exercising, lunging and schooling (between 123cm-142cm)
  • Supervising riding after school
  • Driving small horse lorry
  • Getting the ponies ready for lessons, competitions etc
  • Competition preparation, washing, plaiting, trimming
  • Taking the children and their ponies to shows, Pony Club and rallies
  • Liaising with farriers and vets

This is a full-time temporary position to cover maternity leave and the person must be flexible. If time allows, the family may ask the person to help with the racehorses which are based on the same yard.

Core hours would be 8.00am-12 and when the children are riding after school, they would be required to be there from 5.00pm-7.00pm

Approximately 35 hours a week

Fixed – term contract for one year providing maternity cover. Start date: ASAP

This is a live out position so someone local to Newmarket would be preferable. The yard is based in the centre of gorgeous Newmarket and is busy and bustling. Due to the nature of the position weekends will be required too. This would suit someone who loves horses and enjoys helping children progress up the ladder.

Riding photos will be required as well as excellent working references and an up-to-date DBS check.

The children are aged between 6-11 years.

For more information, please contact Rebecca on 07771 655879 / or to apply directly please follow the link to our website below.

Temporary Experienced Groom – Gerrard’s Cross, Buckinghamshire- REF 1331

Full Time TEMPORARY groom required to join small, established team whilst a staff member takes 9 months maternity leave.

The yard is located in Gerrard’s Cross, so easy access to London on days off.

We are looking for someone reliable, energetic and with real, enthusiasm and a genuine love of working with horses.

This is a competition yard with show jumpers competing internationally.

The ideal person will be able to handle fit horses and young stock confidently and kindly on the ground.

All yard duties will be required to a high standard- mucking out, tack cleaning, feeding, hay, waters etc.

Previous competition yard experience would be preferred and a real advantage but not a deal breaker.

Car driver

Good salary offered to the successful person.

Tel Jackie 07979 501997

Part Time Office Assistant (Maternity Cover) – Norfolk or Suffolk -REF 1094

Rural Recruitment are looking for someone wonderful to join our small, friendly family team.

This is a part time temporary position to provide maternity cover for 3-6 months starting September 2022, however due to our business growing significantly we may be able to offer more permanent, part time hours thereafter.

Ideally we would like someone to work 20-25 hours a week with a view to extend these if the workload demands. Working days would be Monday to Friday and we will offer a good hourly rate on a self-employed basis. Someone based in Norfolk or Suffolk would be preferred to make hand overs easier.

We are a family run recruitment agency based in Norfolk and Suffolk,  finding staff for clients all over the UK.

We recruit for Private Households, Country Estates, Farms / Equestrian and Commercial Businesses.

This is a work from home position so the successful person must have their own laptop and mobile phone (we will pay a % of the mobile phone bill). There will be frequent contact with the business owners and if preferred we are happy for the Office Assistant to work on site either in Suffolk or Norfolk.

The Position:-

  • Answering phone calls in a polite and well-spoken manner ( essential)
  • Checking emails daily and responding accordingly
  • Registering new clients and candidates
  • Sending out Terms and Conditions
  • Writing and posting job adverts
  • Checking job applications daily from our website, job boards and social media
  • Keeping both clients and candidates up to date at all times
  • Submitting suitable candidates to job roles
  • Obtaining as much detail about each applicant as possible to make the process smooth and simple for all involved
  • Arranging interviews (telephone, zoom, Skype and face to face)
  • Arranging trial days
  • Confirming start dates
  • Diarising when invoices are to be sent out
  • Obtaining references (verbal and written)  and all documents required (DBS and Photo ID)
  • Adding new clients, jobs and candidates to Rural Recruitment’s in house system

The Person:-

  • Must be proficient with computers and have excellent social media skills to keep Instagram and Facebook posts up to date.
  • Organised and accurate
  • Polite, professional and assertive
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be happy to keep one of the partners up to date daily/weekly
  • Be comfortable liaising with a variety of clients including high profile individuals and celebrities
  • Will be discreet, trustworthy and understand the importance of confidentiality.

We will require excellent references.

For more information, please contact Jackie 07979 501997 or Rebecca 07771 655879, alternatively email us both on

Nanny/Groom – Newmarket REF 872

Full time, wonderful Nanny / Groom required to cover current nanny of nearly 5 years who is due to go on maternity leave very soon.

This is a full time position and will involve looking after three school age children (between 5-9 years) and their ponies.

Monday-Friday with occasional weekends (where a weekend is worked time off in lieu will be given).

Parents work full time so the successful person will have sole charge of the children at most times


  • School runs (including drop off and collection)
  • Taking children to after school activities
  • Cooking meals
  • Children’s laundry and general tidying of the house
  • Sole charge when the parents are away working
  • Helping with homework, bath time and bedtime routine
  • Feeding, riding, grooming and mucking out 2 very well behaved pony club ponies
  • Helping the children with their riding
  • Getting the ponies ready for lessons, competitions etc
  • Driving the small horse lorry to and from shows
  • Light weight, competent rider would be preferable

Riding photos will be required.

Excellent working references and an up to date DBS check will be requested for this position.

For more information, please contact Rebecca on 07771 655879

Endurance Rider/Groom required- Near Dereham REF 709 (Maternity Cover, 1 .5 years) Now Filled


We are looking for a full time, live out, experienced Rider/Groom to manage the day to day running of a lovely, private GB endurance yard. Previous experience with endurance horses is not essential, however the person MUST be a competent rider (racing, eventing, show-jumping, dressage, hunting, polo etc).

This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who would enjoy spending long hours in the saddle, training and prepping top class Arabian horses for endurance races. You will be a major part of the team and will be involved in all aspects of the job including competition.

Due to the size of the horses, the person ideally needs to be lightweight (80/85 Kgs max)

We need someone who is happy to spend long periods of time in the saddle (hacking, cantering) – this could be laps on a canter track or long rides around the forest.

Good turn out skills is a must (plaiting, trimming, grooming, washing).

You will get the chance to crew at local, National, and International competitions (training available throughout).

There are lots of opportunities to learn with this job, if you have got the enthusiasm required to join this exciting team then please get in touch.

Full time, 5.5-6 days a week, gorgeous working environment, and competitive salary.

For more information, please contact Rebecca on 07771 655879 /