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Virtual Assistant – Part-time Position Available

Title: Virtual Assistant

Reports to: Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer and Alexandra Pope, Co-founders

Based at: Home

Hours and Pay: min 2 hours p/w up to 10 hours p/w at £15 p/h with potential to expand the role
Start Date: Oct 15th

Deadline: Oct 1st

Interviews: Week of Oct 8th (they will happen online)

Purpose: To provide administrative, technical, communications, product delivery and customer service support.


Are you passionate about ensuring that customers/users are having a good experience, by empathising with their challenge, distilling their problem at hand, and walking them through methodical steps to fix it?

Do you enjoy helping people to navigate online systems and technology?

Do you love using social media in powerful ways, to build community and create social change?


Red School is a U.K. based company seeking a part-time Virtual Assistant (up to 10 hours a week) who has a background in customer service, technical support, social media and general administration.

You’ll be our virtual ‘front desk’ person, giving people their first impression of Red School and as such, you’ll have excellent communication skills and experience in online customer service and support.

You’ll be precise, methodical, and technically-minded, as well as caring, sympathetic and patient. You must be self-motivated, resilient and energized when working in a detailed environment as well as possess excellent organizational, written, and interpersonal skills.

Only applicants who are highly proficient in the following areas need apply:

~ Customer Service
~ Technical support
~ Payment tracking
~ WordPress
~ Google Docs, Word and Excel
~ Mailchimp
~ Facebook pages, groups and events
~ Instagram

This position is a short term contract with a duration of three months. With the potential a renewable ongoing contract. Access to the internet and a computer is required to perform the job functions.

You will need to be available to attend an online interview during the week starting Oct 8th. The position start date is October 15th 2018.

Red School is an equal opportunity employer and a limited company registered in England & Wales.

How To Apply
To apply for this position please email Sophie Jane Mortimer at

Please include a cover letter, your resume, three references as well as their names and contact information, and your answers to the 2 sample customer service questions below.

In your cover letter, please share:

  1. Why you feel passionate about this position
  2. Why your experience makes you an ideal candidate
  3. Your rating out of 10 for the following skills:


Please rate yourself in the following skills

Skill / Competency Your Rating (Out Of 10)

0 = not skilled
10 = highly skilled

Customer Service =
Technical Support =
General Administration =
Email Inbox Management =
Organising and documenting information =
Communications Skills =
Payment tracking =
Google Docs & Google Sheets =
WordPress =
Facebook =
Instagram =


Sample Questions:

Please answer these sample emails to give us an idea of your communication style.

It’s ok that you don’t know the answers to the content of the questions; we ask that you respond with empathy and let them know what your next step will be.

  1. Email title: Help
    Body of email: I really want to join one of your courses. But the site doesn’t work when I try to enter my payment. Please help.


  1. Email Title: Wild Power Cards
    Body of email: My Wild Power Cards haven’t arrived. I ordered them ages ago. I’m getting very frustrated at this point. Please ensure they are sent to me immediately.


This Post Has 3 Comments
  1. Hello there,

    I just applied for this position and exciting opportunity to work with you women! I really hope it’s not too late as I realize it is past normal working hours.

    Thank you so much for your consideration.

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