Personal Assistant job vacancy at Old Mutual

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Old Mutual South Africa invites qualifying professionals to apply for the vacancy: PA for the Head of Wealth in Personal Finance.

Closing Date: 10 January 2024

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa


Believe it or not, behind every successful Senior Manager, there is a Personal Assistant (PA) closely guarding the actions the Senior Manager takes.

This individual is rarely the center of attention, but they play a very important role in the company.  It is the job of the Senior Manager Assistant to make sure that everything runs smoothly for the Senior Manager.

The PA is an individual who wields a great deal of power as the right hand to the Senior Managers he/she reports to.  The PA not only must gain the trust of the Senior Managers, but it is the PA’s job to anticipate the mood and frustrations of the Senior Managers to make sure things do not get out of hand.

The PA must also schedule and coordinate meetings, making sure everything is in place so that the Senior Managers can do their part without being blindsided by some unforeseen difficulty.

This means an assistant must always be on their toes, planning for every contingency to achieve what their Senior Managers outline as the desired outcomes of their engagements.

Therefore, we are looking for an energetic and dynamic PA who appreciates the dynamics and fast pace of a financial services distribution business, someone with a desire to excel in what they do, and who enjoys navigating challenging and complex issues through highly refined interpersonal and influencing skills.

You will be responsible to provide secretarial support to the Head of Wealth, as well as his reporting managers.


Old Mutual is a premium African financial services organisation that offers a broad spectrum of financial solutions to retail and corporate customers across key market segments in 14 countries.

The lines of business include Life and Savings, Property and Casualty, Asset Management and Banking and Lending.

We are rooted in our purpose of Championing Mutually Positive Futures Every Day and believe that a great customer experience is anchored in a great employee experience.


  • Maintains confidentiality of information
  • Arrange functions, book venues and make travel arrangements
  • Manages diaries
  • Completing tasks of a personal nature on behalf of the Senior Manager Minutes taking and developing reports, presentations and correspondence High level of contact with internal and external stakeholders

  • Act as an Ambassador for the PF Segment
  • All responsibilities of a Secretary
  • Responsible for office infrastructure e.g. office equipment and stationery
  • Could be accountable for the management of a budget
  • Manages queries on behalf of managers and performs delegated tasks


  • Minimum of 4 years’ senior level PA experience.
  • A formal Secretarial qualification will be an added advantage


  • Strong skills in PC Software (MS Office).
  • Willingness and ability to travel and spend time away from home on occasions Excellent communication skills in English
  • Willingness and ability to work after-hours when needed


The Application Process:

  • Complete the online application which includes a gamified assessment (it is not timed).
  • Shortlisted candidates will be sent a link to complete psychometric assessments.
  • Finalists will be invited to interviews.
  • Your time is now to join Old Mutual.

Please tap/ click on the links below to access the Old Mutual careers portal and apply for this exciting opportunity at your preferred location.

Closing Date: 10 January 2024


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