Seeking a PA / business manager in Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh (with some remote working and occasional travel for events). (Hybrid)
  • Closing 14th June 2024

  • Advertised from 13th May 2024
  • £28 per hour. 8 hours per week (2 hours per week in person in Edinburgh (Monday or Tuesday)) 6+ hours remote working per week (Flexible)


This job would suit someone who has experience of both small business management and 1 to 1 support.

You will be a PA/ Business Manager for a highly ambitious, award winning, self-employed barber who plans to scale up to setting up their own barbershop and product line. Knowledge of the hairdressing and beauty industry would be an advantage.

Role will involve:

• Business and marketing planning in collaboration with the client

• Email management

• Create and update Website

• Finance management (basic bookkeeping and cash flow)

• Social Media Support

• Organising travel plans and accompanying when required.

• Diary management

• Notetaking in meetings

• Support with time management

• Keeping easy to understand records

• Researching, presenting and discussing options and helping client to make decisions

• Reading, scribing and proof reading for the client, and facilitating understanding of written and verbal communication.

• Mental wellbeing support

• Researching potential networking and showcasing opportunities.

• Helping client to set business goals and work collaboratively to achieving them

• Setting up and managing neurodivergent friendly systems including income & expenditure, cash flow, office organisation, stock taking, ordering, business banking, IT, contact lists, measuring social media impact, and business planning.

• Form filling.

• Help with reminders, focus and task completion.

• Help with emotional regulation and avoiding overwhelm.

Desirable skills and experience would include some of the following:

• Experience in setting up and running a small business, or experience in supporting someone else to do so.

• Experience of being a business mentor/coach.

• Experience of being a PA in a business setting.

• Knowledge and understanding of Autism, Dyslexia and ADHD

• Businesses management skills

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to problem solve and adapt to individual needs and ways of working

• Experience in setting up systems that work well for individual needs of the client

• Ability to manage own work load, prioritise, and meet deadlines

• Concise communication

• Well organised and reliable

• Knowledge of accessible technology and tools that might benefit neurodivergent individuals.

Job Type: self-employed / freelance / flexible – 8-12 per week


2 hours per week in person in Edinburgh (Monday or Tuesday)

6+ hours remote working per week (Flexible)

Will occasionally travelling to and attending events and this will some times involve overnight stays.

Work location: Edinburgh (with some remote working and occasional travel for events).

Salary: £28 per hour

Application notes

Application is a CV and covering letter. Please feel free to contact to discuss any matter regarding this role.

The closing date is Friday 14th June 2024