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Daisy Smith

Daisy Smith

Executive Assistant/ Personal Assistant
Fairfax, Fairfax

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About Daisy Smith:

Initiative-taking and progress-focused personal assistant with a longstanding background working for UHNW and HNW clients. I believe I will prove a valuable member of the team with my experience and knowledge as well as my calm, practical demeanor, and hard-working nature. I am highly effective, adaptable, and experienced working on demanding timescales while being efficient and professional. I am looking for a longevity role with future progression.

Experience

Executive Assistant / Coordinator 

Applied Logic LLC | Washington DC, USA | December 2022 - July 2023

 

  • Manage scheduling for company executive(s)
  • Draft, review and send communications on behalf of company executive(s)
  • Organise and prepare for meetings, including gathering documents and taking minutes. 
  • Answer and respond to phone calls, communicate messages and information to executive.
  • Prioritise emails and respond when necessary.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements.
  • Maintain calendars, various records and documents. 
  • Provide coordination, monitoring and communication of projects and programs. 
  • Assist the managing partner in the development of presentations.
  • Routinely perform a wide variety of support duties 
  • Other additional and/or alternative duties as assigned from time to time including other departments of executives as needed. 
  • Travelling with executives domestic and international as and when required 
  • Ad hoc duties and running errands. 
  • Assisting executive with personal arrangements as and when required. 

 

Life-style Assistant

Private Residence | London, UK | November 2022- December 2022 (Temp)

Personal shopping, running errands and dealing/ over-seeing contractors. Assisting with house move, arranging removal of furniture, tenancy cleaners and searching/ buying new furniture. Completing documentation for new school and corresponding to all general emails.

 

Recruitment Consultant

Greycoat Lumleys | London, UK | March 2022 – October 2023

Managing the Live-In Housekeepers desk for a well-established domestic staff recruitment agency.

 

  • Client business development & lead generation
  • Taking jobs and vacancy management
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with new clients & candidates which will include face to face meetings.
  • CV selection and suitability for vacancies.
  • Screening and interviewing candidates
  • Administration and reference checks
  • Business development
  • Checking candidate’s suitability to work including visas and certification documents.
  • Adhering to company compliance
  • Social media posts & ideas
  • Predicting & forecasting figures
  • Managing expectations and mediating
  • Ad hoc projects and tasks, as required.

Reason for leaving - Offered opportunity with relocation sponsorship   to USA but after 5 weeks was made redundant due to company having financial issues.

Dec 2021 – Jan 2022 – Holiday in Washington DC 

 

Personal Assistant - Valentino Garavani (Temp)

 Private Residence UHNW| Holland Park, London |Nov 2021- Dec 2021

Working temporarily in a formal Household, helping with the smooth running of the house while the principal was in residence for holiday. Main duties included assisting the house manager with daily duties, ensuring the residence was always presentable, wardrobe arrangement and organization, Adhoc duties when requested.

 


 

House Co-ordinator/Personal Assistant – Stella McCartney (Temp)

Private Residence UHNW| Notting Hill, London |Sept 2021- Nov 2021

 

Working temporarily in an informal Household, putting systems in place to help with the smooth running of the house. Re- organising house. Overseeing contractors and service providers. Maintaining medication stock and ensuring in-date. Making sure house is presentable at all times including flower arrangements, sorting household documentation and organising household utility bills. Assisting with party arrangement and personal gift shopping, running errands, wardrobe management, creating stock inventories, assisting the principal with ad-hoc duties, packing/unpacking. Over-seeing housekeeper and delegating tasks when needed.

 

Personal Assistant/ Ladies Maid - UAE Embassy Private Residence

Private Residence UHNW| Washington DC, USA |Aug 2019- Jan 2021

 

Working 10+ hour days having full responsibility of and managing the family's wardrobes, setting up inventories and documenting all garments including extensive luxury delicate items. Light repair work of garments and care of all designer clothing. Packing and unpacking for trips, running errands, taking care of emails, correspondence, and dairy management. Assisting the Madame with her personal designer brand label, stock care and running a pop-up shop. Stocking and keeping inventory of the laundry and all cosmetic products, assisting with daily schedule, and occasionally monitoring and entertaining the children when needed. Assisting on day trips to New York and ensuring everything runs smoothly during visit. 

Reason for leaving - Needed to return to the UK due to family circumstances.

 

Ladies Maid - Mr & Mrs Hariri Family Residence

Private Residence UHNW| Chelsea, London |Aug 2018- Sept 2019

 

Organising the principals’ extensive wardrobes and caring for designer clothes. Packing and unpacking for travelling and travelling with the family to their multiple properties. Overseeing and organising the housekeepers’ schedules and making sure the house is well looked after including care of artwork, antiques, and delicate fabrics. Stocking the laundry, all cosmetics and products regularly running errands for the Lady of the house. Service of snacks and beverages and helping in the organization of parties and play dates.

 

Reason for leaving - Offered new opportunity to relocate to Washington DC

 

Private Residence Coordinator/Assistant - George O’Dowd (Boy George)

Cometmarket Ltd| Hampstead, London |Jan 2018- Sept 2021

 

Working for principal when in residence and getting house ready prior to arrival after travelling. Managing all stage clothing and taking care of delicate embellished garments. Greeting VIP guests and offering and serving beverages. Ensuring smooth running of household, creating inventories, putting systems in place while also completing Adhoc requests from Principle.

Overseeing contractors and service providers. Worked on and off for Principle when in UK after working for a period of time in Australia.

 

Personal Assistant - George O’Dowd (Boy George)

Private Residence UHNW| Bondi, Australia |April 2017- Oct 2017 (6-month work visa) 

 

Organising travel and accommodation as well as booking personal appointments, restaurants, doctors and business meetings. Always being one step ahead ready for sudden and last-minute changes.

Wardrobe management, creating inventory of garments and keeping track of the location of each piece. Acting on behalf of the principle when requested and corresponding to emails. Working efficiently under strict time constraints.

 

Accounts Receivable – Atlius Group Allied Health Professionals 

Sydney, Australia |Nov 2016- March 2017 (6-month work visa)

 

Data and payment entry, managing all incoming payments and corresponding them to payments owed. Bank reconciliations, mail sorting and cheque processing. Generating debtor’s reports and following them up. Liaising with auditors. Accounts payable, processing bills for payment.

 

Senior Administrator/ Assistant – Lycaheath

Canary Wharf, London & Orpington, Kent |Nov 2014- May 2016

 

Maintain detailed and accurate calendar for consultants, coordinate clinic lists, prepare patients for procedures and scans. Manage and upkeep company database ensuring all details are up to date. Answering customer enquiries, directing call relaying messages. Assembling patient files, charts, and admissions. Coordinate appointments. 

 

Senior Administrator/ Chaperone – Blackheath Hospital 

Blackheath, London |May 2007- October 2014

 

Initially started as a receptionist but progressed to a senior role as well as assisting consultant radiologists chaperoning during ultrasound scans and interventional procedures including fine needle aspirations and biopsies. 

Full scope of duties included managing and coordinating clinic lists, liaising with consultants and dealing with patient enquiries.

Dispute resolutions, complaint handling and emotional wellbeing. Checking and sending outpatient medical reports. Liaising with other hospitals both NHS and private for relevant patient records. 

 

 

 

Education

Cordwainer’s Footwear Design Degree

University of the Arts, London 

Sept 2013 – June 2015

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