Work As A Virtual Assistant At Virtalent

100% flexible, 100% remote. Join one of the top VA companies in the UK!

We’re Looking For Extraordinary People.

Here at Virtalent, clients regard their Virtual Assistant as an expert in their chosen field. Our community is dedicated to supporting the continued success of entrepreneurs who are on a mission to grow their business – but need someone reliable they can entrust with a range of tasks – from diary management to social media. Someone who can get things done from day one.

You’ll need the drive, passion and discipline to deliver outstanding support to your client, entirely remotely.

If you’ve worked as a Virtual Assistant, PA, EA, Office Manager, Marketing Assistant or have similar professional expertise, and have at least 8 years of relevant experience, then we want to hear from you.

What are you waiting for? Let’s get you started!

What Virtalent Can Offer You


Tailor your work pattern to suit your life. Fit it around other clients, school runs or a spot of yoga.


We’re as stringent with our clients as we are with the VAs we work with. Rest assured you’ll be matched with quality companies.


Forget commuting. No more ‘standing room only’ or endless traffic queues. Just grab your computer and off you go!


Even though you’ll work remotely, you’re not on your own. You’ll get access to a community of other Virtalent VAs.


Away for a week? Got a mystery bug? No worries. We’ll get another VA to cover your clients while you’re off.


Do the work you love, without the headache. We pride ourselves on our simple, transparent approach.

A People-Powered Community

Join Virtalent and you’ll quickly become part of our trusted community of experts. You’ll get exclusive access to our Slack group where you can chat to other Virtalent VAs, ask questions and share advice and tips on working remotely.

You’ll also enjoy regular check ins with the team at HQ and have everything you need to do the work you love – including access to our portal – as well as the sympathetic ear of a Virtalent Client Success Manager, who can help smooth out any work-related wrinkles.

Build Exciting Relationships

Don’t worry, you won’t be thrown in at the deep end and left to fend for yourself. We do things differently.

Virtual Assistants at Virtalent typically start working with us looking after a single client. This initial client will typically need anything from 10 to 60 hours of support per month.

If you’re happy with how this works out and are looking for more work, our Client Engagement team will then begin putting you forward to new clients looking for a Virtalent VA with your unique skills, experience and personality. And away you go!

Mental Health Matters

It’s so easy to focus on work – but we’re all human too!

In 2023, we launched AssistYou, with the aim of creating a more supportive and open culture around mental health at Virtalent.

Delivered in complete confidence by a specialist provider, AssistYou contains a free helpline, a brilliant wellbeing support app and an online portal packed with lots of resources – from fitness programmes, through to wellness podcasts.

Do You Have What It Takes To
Work As A Virtual Assistant At Virtalent?

We’re pretty picky about who joins Virtalent. But the right mix
of talent and experience is a great place to start!

  • You have stacks of experience under your professional belt.
  • Time management’s second nature to you. You hit deadlines head on.
  • You’re based in the UK and have the right home/office setup to work as a Virtual Assistant.
  • A positive outlook and proactive attitude to getting things done.
  • You’re friendly, have bags of patience and pride yourself on standout customer service.
  • Working as a Virtual Assistant isn’t a stopgap – it’s a world you’re passionate about.
  • Being organised is an innate skill. Plus you’re naturally tech savvy!
  • You have flawless communication skills and speak English to a native level

A Cloud-Based Culture We’re Proud Of

Ready To Work As A Virtual Assistant? Let’s Get Going…

Before you join Virtalent, take a read through our selection process. It’s there to ensure we continue to offer the very best service out there!



The first step in joining Virtalent is completing a short form online. You answer questions about your skill set, work experience and capacity for client work. We also need to assess that you’re comfortable with remote working and you know what’s expected of you as a professional, delivering quality VA support.

We also ask why you want to work as a Virtual Assistant – why this is the industry for you. If everything checks out, we invite you to take part in a video assessment.


Following our initial review, if everything aligns, we’ll invite you to a video call. The whole process, including any assessments or quality checks, will take no longer than a few weeks – and if you’re a great fit we’ll let you know ASAP.




If we both agree to go ahead, we’ll send you a contract to work as a Virtual Assistant with Virtalent! As well as asking for a recommendation or reference, we’ll also need to run an additional identity check so we know who you say you are – carried out via a third party verification service (Veriphy).


Your official welcome starts here! You’ll be sent a welcome pack and support materials, as well as being given access to our Task Portal, where you’ll record time spent supporting your clients. You’ll also join our VA-only Slack community, where you can connect with our internal team and other Virtalent VAs like yourself!




By this point we’ll have an excellent understanding of you as a person – your experience, expertise and capacity – which means we can begin matching you with clients. At Virtalent, we’ll aim to match you with a client from the get-go. You’ll have the chance to speak to each other by phone before starting anything. If you’re both happy… you’re good to go!

Fewer than 4% get through to our carefully handpicked community. We’re very picky!


Find out more about working as a Virtalent VA.


The role of a ‘Virtual Assistant’ is exactly that: working to assist someone – typically a small business owner – but virtually (i.e. remotely). So that means you’ll work remotely and do work that has a focus on helping our clients better leverage their own time, by delegating what they can to you as their VA.

A Virtual Assistant will usually have a broad range of skills, often built from a background in administration, executive assistance, project management, day-to-day marketing support and similar such “hands on” roles that keep businesses moving forward. You can see a good overview of the tasks we support clients with at Virtalent here.

Some Virtual Assistants prefer to specialise in a particular area – PA support or digital marketing, for example – but others are ‘all-rounders’ who have spent their careers doing everything from blog writing to booking flights!

All Virtalent VAs work flexible hours, from home offices (or your friendly neighbourhood co-working space!), across the UK.


We don’t often blow our own trumpet, but our team tell us continually that they absolutely love working with Virtalent. Many have worked with our competitors and would never go back.

But why?

  • You’ll work with a like minded team of experienced, talented professionals. We’re very stringent about who joins our ranks! That means you’ll always be (virtually) surrounded by other people that want to perform at their best, not cut corners.
  • You’ll be a part of a real community. What’s the best restaurant near Liverpool Street? Should my client pay their international clients by Transferwise or Revolut? At Virtalent, you have a wealth of information at your fingertips – including direct contact with our very accessible internal team if you ever need – making your life easier and your client even happier!
  • You’ll receive proper support. From detailed client briefs you can choose to accept or reject, to an easy-access portal to log your time to, we have it all covered.
  • Unlike some of our competitors, we won’t charge you any hidden fees. You’ll receive your invoice payments directly into your bank account. You earned it. Simple!

We’ll assess your application as soon as we can. 

In busy periods, we aim to give you a decision on whether you have passed through to the next stage of the process within a maximum of 3 weeks. However we do try to let you know much sooner than that.


We will carry out an initial review of your written application. If you wow us on paper, you’ll then be asked to take a further assessment which will include a video-based assessment so we can hear more about you.

If you pass the further assessment and video stage with flying colours, the selection team at Virtalent will invite you to a video call. At that point, they will make a final decision on your application.

The process is stringent, but is not unnecessarily time-consuming so please do apply if you feel you have what it takes to work as a Virtual Assistant!


Yes! It is rare for a Virtalent Virtual Assistant to work with just one client, but it is also totally up to you. 

VAs love the flexibility that Virtalent allows them – they can work on their own business, or we can assign them an extra client at Virtalent to support!


To be considered, you must have a minimum of 8 years’ relevant professional experience. 

By “relevant”, we mean time spent working in roles that directly relate to the work of a Virtual Assistant – those hedonistic years spent as a trapeze artist might not count, for example.


We offer a flexible opportunity which most Virtual Assistants adore.

You’re welcome to support a handful of Virtalent clients, as long as you can sustain the high standard we expect whilst balancing your other commitments.

But, don’t worry, we’ll ask you more about your availability and capacity for client work during the application process. Whether you’d rather be paired with a client looking for 10 hours per month – or 40 – we’ve got you covered.


Once we have your invoice on file, you’ll be paid directly into the bank account you’ve given us. We typically agree 30 day terms with all VAs, but will generally pay you sooner!

Unlike some of our competitors, there are no hidden fees or charges to pay on what you earn from your work at Virtalent. You’ve supported your clients, so you’ve earned it!


You will log your time via the Virtalent Task Portal. For any work you do for a client – from making a call to working on a project – you simply log in to our portal, click “start timer” and crack on.

When you’re finished, you’ll hit the “stop” button, then assign the time log against a task within your client’s project. Simple. The client knows exactly how long you’ve spent on that task, as do you.

If you’re extra curious, you can also explore or export your timesheets in more detail, filtering them by client, project, task or date. We promise our tool is just as good as the rest!


If you have successfully joined Virtalent, you’ll be ready to receive client briefs from our Selection team. We’ll first look at our notes from the consultation call we have with each new client we speak to, before making our preferred selection (hopefully you!).

Each time we would like to recommend you to a client, we’ll send you a copy of this “client brief”. This will give you an overview of what the client’s business does and what they need help with.

You’ll then let us know if you would like to be considered. If you’d prefer not to be, we’ll keep you in mind for the next opportunity.

If you agree to be matched together, and the client likes the sound of your profile, you’ll both speak on the phone. This helps you both check you’re the right fit for one another, before getting started.

You’ll generally work with your new client on a long-term basis (not just a few weeks!) and in most cases, instead of completing very small one-off tasks for them here and there, they’ll prefer to involve you in all sorts of areas of their business. They will have ideas, but this is where your own experience and expertise count too!


No, you must reside in the UK. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Why? Well, because this is what our clients come to us looking for.

All clients want to work with an experienced professional, in the UK, who speaks English to a native or fluent level. This is typically because they are in the UK and do business in English themselves, but this can also be important to them for a variety of other reasons – ranging from ease of communication, to data security concerns.


You must have access to your own computer, with any relevant software installed – software you’d need to deliver support to a client as their new Virtual Assistant. MS Office, for example.

Other than access to a Virtalent email account and access to our Task Portal, we do not provide any equipment, software or working space.

That means:

  • Your computer should be reliable and reasonably new, so that you can efficiently carry out the tasks required of you.
  • You must have an anti-virus system operating on your computer.
  • The computer must be connected to reliable broadband Internet (sufficient speed to use video-calling software such as Skype).
  • For data security, confidentiality and safeguarding reasons, this computer must not be shared with anyone else in your household and access must be protected by a password, security device or pin number.
  • You must own a mobile phone and be happy to use this for occasional phone calls with your client.
  • You must also be able to work alone in a quiet environment free from distractions, at a desk (the dining table soon becomes uncomfortable!).

Yes. All Virtual Assistants work with us on a self-employed basis.

If successful in joining our community, you will be working with a Virtalent client that we have introduced to you, as a self-employed freelancer.

You always set your own hours, decide where you work (so long as it’s in the UK) and decide how best to support your client, based on your own experience and expertise.

Together with the client, you’ll agree on what specific task/projects you will support them with – requirements that will likely change over time. We’ll give you a broad outline of what the client came to Virtalent looking for, but it’s up to you to agree on the details. We’ll leave it to you.

When delivering support to the client, we’ll trust you to deliver your support to the high quality standard we expect. You already passed our stringent selection criteria.

We don’t typically get involved – that’s unless you or the client ask us to step in. At that point, if you’re not happy – either with the client, the work they’ve asked you to do, or Virtalent – let us know. If we can’t help turn things around, you always have the right to say “no thanks”.

When it comes to your business, if you are not currently registered for self-assessment with HMRC, it’s important to complete this step before the commencement of any contract formed between you and Virtalent. You will be responsible for paying your own tax and National Insurance contributions, as well as managing any other aspects of your business.

Please do note, however, that you’ll never be asked to pay any sneaky hidden fees to Virtalent, either as an “application fee” to join our community or whilst working with us.

Let Your Experience Work For You

Looking to work as a Virtual Assistant? Join Virtalent! Get the clients you want, but in a way that works for you.