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A secretary, also known as a personal assistant, is primarily employed to support a director or owner of a business. A secretary is skilled in administration and will be privy to important or confidential information. In the case of individuals such as artistic or political figures, secretaries handle their personal and professional affairs.

Who can I work for?

Companies large and small, business professionals and high profile individuals all require a secretary or personal assistant.

Where and when can I work?

The place of work depends on the employer but hours are generally 9am to 5.£0pm and office based. A proportion of secretaries are represented by an agency assigned to temporary contracts, allowing for some flexibility in hours and variety of tasks.

What will I be responsible for?

Secretarial positions are demanding and diverse with particular focus on the following responsibilities: organise diaries, book appointments, organise meetings and travel arrangements, take meeting minutes, produce letters and reports and recruit and train other staff members.

What qualifications do I need?

Advanced computer skills and proficiency in maths and English are essential for the job. Although not always a requirement, NVQs and diplomas are available in business administration and secretarial schools offer training in shorthand and typing.

Do I need any experience?

The majority of secretarial vacancies require some sort of relevant experience; the amount of experience varies according to the level of seniority the position holds.

What attributes are needed?

A good secretary will be efficient, organised, reliable, trustworthy and discreet. Strong written and spoken communication skills are required in addition to flexibility, confidence and the ability to act independently. Some positions request a minimum word typing speed, shorthand, audio-typin

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    Exeter | £10 per hour | From BRITE Services Ltd

    Secretary required for ad-hoc temporary assignment. We require an experienced Secretary to work December 22nd from 9am - 5.30pm for 1 day and then to cover various holiday sickness cover dates in......

  2. Secretary

    Wakefield | £8.00-9.00 | From First Choice Advantage LLP

    My client, an established Solicitor's firm are recruiting a Secretary to join their Wakefield team on a temporary basis. The role will ideally commence Monday 28th November until Christmas. If... you are an experienced secretary ideally with experience working within legal; then this is a fantastic chance to join a renowned company. Your duties will include: - Preparing letters and conveyancing documents - Audio Typing - Preparing documents - You will be responsible for copying, scanning and faxing - Filing and other general administration work - Preparing relevant paperwork for the accounts department Experienced required: The successful candidate will have previous secretarial experience ideally within legal and you must also have excellent audio typing skills...

  3. Secretary

    Knutsford | £18 - 20k DOE | From Brampton Recruitment Ltd

    Permanent Vacancy Job Title: Secretary Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm (some flexibility may be required) and working 3 in 4 Saturdays on a rota basis 8.30am - 4.30pm (receiving a day off... skills - Polished and presentable - Must have own car and full driving licence Job Description: We have an exciting opportunity for a Secretary to join a progressive and dynamic company. Working...

  4. Secretary

    City Of London | £15.50 - £16.00 p hour | From Hays Financial Markets

    Receptionist, admin, office, secretary, financial services, Your new company A Financial Investment firm are looking for a secretary to join their London office. Your new role You will......

  5. Secretary

    Leeds | £19,000 - £21,000 | From C.I.H. Limited

    We are a Leeds recruitment agency and our client, based in the city centre, is looking for a Secretary to join them. The role is to provide a highly organised office administration support service......

  6. Secretary

    Wakefield | £9 per hour | From First Choice Advantage LLP

    A fixed term 12 month contract Monday to Friday 40 hours per week £9.00 Per Hour Key Role and Responsibilities - File and retrieve corporate documents, records, and reports - Perform......

  7. Legal Secretary

    Harrogate | £17,500 - £18,500 per annum DOE | From Kirbys Solicitors

    Job Title: Legal Secretary Location: Harrogate Salary: £17,500 - £18,500 per annum DOE Kirbys, a long established, high quality firm of solicitors in the pleasant spa town of Harrogate, has an... excellent opportunity for a competent Legal Secretary with considerable knowledge of Residential and Commercial Property transactions gained in a firm of solicitors, to join our successful Property Department. Working 36¼ hours per week between 8.30 and 5.00pm, lunch 1.00 to 2.15pm. Please apply in confidence to David Harland, Practice Director, Kirbys llp, 32. Victoria Avenue, Harrogate. HG1 5PR No agencies please ...

  8. Legal Secretary

    Ipswich | Market related | From Hales Group Ltd (Lowestoft)

    Legal Secretary - Permanent/Full time - East Ipswich - £neg We are currently looking for an experienced Legal Secretary with a property biased to work in this well regarded Law Firm based in East..., professional service is consistently provided to clients. The duties of the Legal Secretary will include but not be limited to: - Prepare correspondence and documents through audio typing ... diary for the fee earner(s). - Ensure that conference rooms are booked as necessary. - Provide guidance to junior and temporary secretaries when required to do so. - Attend to clients' needs ... the confidentiality of all the firm's files and clients documentation and information. Key skills and experience required of the successful Legal Secretary; - Relevant practice and knowledge of the Legal...

  9. Litigation Secretary

    Exeter | £15000 - 18500 Per Annum | From Elite Recruitment (Exeter)

    Litigation - Secretary Exeter Office - Full Time Experienced Secretary required to provide full secretarial and administrative support to the litigation team of a local solicitors... knowledge of Microsoft office is essential, as is good experience as a secretary, ideally within litigation, but other sectors may be considered. Excellent customer service skills are essential as it great...

  10. Secretary

    West End | 27000.0000 | From Hudson York Farrell

    Secretary Central London £27,000.00 We are currently seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Secretary for an establish mid-size Accountancy firm based in the West End. This is fantastic opportunity... for an ambitious Secretary. to be a part of a well-recognised and respected organisation. This organisation believes investing into its employees and making sure they reach their full potential and so consequently you will be working in an exciting and motivating organisation. Duties include - Diary managementBooking meetingsBooking travelMinute takingPreparation of reports and documentsReception cover when neededAd Hoc HR dutiesGeneral administrative dutiesMeeting, greeting and liaising with clientsWorking as part of a PA team Skills required: 2 - 3 years’ experience in a Secretary/PA...

  11. Legal Secretary

    Pontefract | £16k - 17k per year | From Selection Group Ltd

    My client, a well known law firm based in Pontefract is currently seeking a Legal Secretary to join their team due to expansion. This is a busy role where you will provide secretarial support to... their Fee Earners within the Industrial Disease team. The successful applicant will have experience of working as a Secretary previously, you will have a fast and accurate audio typing speed along with excellent organisational skills. Duties will include: - Prepare correspondence and documents for fee-earners through audio-typing and word processing - Administer filing (which will include ... corrections by fee-earners - Provide support to other secretaries as required - Provide guidance to junior and temporary secretaries when required to do so - Attend clients both in person and on...

  12. Secretary

    Pulborough | 20000.0000 | From Cranleigh Personnel

    Job title- Secretary Location- Pulborough, West Sussex Salary- £20,000pa -£22,000pa Our client based in Pulborough are looking for a Secretary/ Marketing Administrator with Audio typing experience.... This is an incredibly varied position so applications must be able to multi task and prioritise their own workload. This is fantastic opportunity for an experienced Secretary/ Administrator to be a part of a well-recognised and respected organisation. This organisation believes investing into its employees and making sure they reach their full potential and so consequently you will be working ... dutiesMeeting, greeting and liaising with clientsWorking as part sales and marketing team Skills required: 2 - 3 years’ experience in a Secretary/ Administration role, preferablyStrong organisational...

  13. Medical Secretary

    Wrexham | £8.50 per hour | From Travail Employment Group (Wrexham)

    Medical Secretary Wrexham Temporary 9am to 5pm with flexibility £8.50 per hour The Role Medical Secretary with audio typing skills required, to support the work of a department by......

  14. Conveyancing Secretary

    Leeds | - £20k-£22k | From CLD Recruitment (Leeds)

    Conveyancing Secretary £20-£23k! My client a well established law firm in the centre of Leeds has an exciting opportunity for a Conveyancing Secretary to join the Commercial Property Team,......

  15. Secretary

    Bristol | 18000.0000 | From Flair4recruitment

    We are currently searching a Secretary to support our client, a leading UK law firm based in central Bristol. Overview: Secretary/PA to PartnerAbility to communicate to clients in a professional......

  16. Legal Secretary

    Bristol | £10.00 per week | From Jobs@Pertemps (Bristol Commercial)

    Temporary Legal Secretary East Bristol £10.00ph Working Hours - 9:00am - 5:15pm Monday - Friday Start ASAP A very well established legal firm are looking for a temporary Legal Secretary to......

  17. Secretary

    Bristol | 23000.0000 | From Flair4recruitment

    We are recruiting a Secretary to join our client, a full service law firm and leading sector specialists based in Bristol. Overview Diary managementLiaising with clients and other... departmentsOrganising travel arrangementsFiling, archiving and record keepingAudio and copy typingArranging meetings, booking and preparing meeting roomsAssisting with production of marketing material Requirements Experienced SecretaryAbility to prioritise and manage daily workload autonomouslyProficient with Microsoft WordProfessional and at all times friendly telephone mannerExcellent typing skillsA calm, professional and helpful approach This is a full-time position, suitable for a junior candidate with a starting salary of up to £23,000. Apply now with an updated version of your CV. ...

  18. Secretary

    Manchester | 0.0000 | From Search Consultancy

    Secretary - Wythenshawe, 6 to 8 weeksHere at Search we are currently recruiting for a temporary Secretary to support a Medical Professor during December into the New Year.Responsibilities:* Diary......

  19. Legal Secretary

    Pontefract | Neg. | From Search Consultancy Ltd

    Legal Secretary Industrial Disease Location: Wakefield Salary: £16,000-£17,000 We are seeking a Legal Secretary to provide support to the Industrial Disease department to operate at optimum... secretary or experience of working in an alternative professional office * 4 GCSEs at Grade "C", or the equivalent qualification * Good organisational ability and client care skills * The minimum educational standards may be waived if; in view of HR Manager the Legal Secretary has relevant previous work experience Key Duties and Responsibilities: * To prepare correspondence and documents for ... -date diary for his/her Principal if required to do so * To check own work to minimise errors and avoid corrections by fee-earners * To provide support to other secretaries as required * To provide...


    Exeter | 10.0000 | From Brite Services

    Secretary required for ad-hoc temporary assignment. We require an experienced Secretary to work December 22nd from 9am - 5.30pm for 1 day and then to cover various holiday sickness cover dates in......