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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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    Ruislip | £22k - 30k per year | From Hiring People

    Salary: £ 22,000-30,000 (per annum) + 4 weeks holiday, onsite parking Sector: Admin & Secretarial Location: Ruislip, Greater London Job Type: Permanent Hours: Full... Time Start Date: Starting ASAP Secretary Our Client is currently seeking a Secretary/PA to join their team. The business was formed in 1965 with a focus on bringing FMCG to markets ... are also part of a larger organisation employing around 600 people. They are employee focused, and as such are rewarded with loyal, long term employees. Secretary Responsibilities: - Secretary ... Managers Secretary Key Skills: - Shorthand or Speed Writing - Computer Literate in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook - Professional telephone manner - Good time keeping This role...

  2. Secretary

    Northam | £20000 - £22000 per annum + Excellent Benefits | From COBURG BANKS

    Secretary Based in Northampton Salary: £20,000 - £22,000 + Excellent Benefits A forward thinking top 20 firm of chartered accountants are currently looking to recruit an experienced Secretary.... Secretary with significant experience providing high quality administrative support to a team at a medium sized business. You must be able to demonstrate effective time management skills ... exciting time. To apply for the Secretary role please submit your CV quoting reference MHA14. The job may be suitable for candidates who have experience as the following: Secretary, Secretarial Assistant, Team Secretary, Group Secretary. This job would be suitable for candidates based in: Northampton, Daventry, Rugby, Long Buckby, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Irthlingborough, Rushden...

  3. Legal Secretary

    Bedford | Market related | From 1st Choice Recruitment - Bedford

    Our client based in Bedford is seeking a temporary Legal Secretary to join their team. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in conveyancing law, and will also be able to start on the......

  4. Site Secretary

    Edinburgh | £8.00 - £8.50 per hour + benefits | From ANDERS ELITE

    This is a temporary Site Secretary to be based on a construction project based in Edinburgh. the main duties for this position are. Administration duties Meeting and greeting......

  5. Membership Secretary

    London | £24 -£26k DOE | From 360 Resourcing

    Here at Victory Services Club , We are looking for an Assistant Membership Secretary to join the team based in London . The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary of .... The Membership Assistant will support the Membership Secretary in providing a first class membership service to the Club's members and interact with the Club's members on a daily basis in person, email ... being led by the team. The ideal Membership Secretary must have the following skills/experience: - Have excellent IT and organisational skills and be proactive and able to work alone, - Have ... Secretary? - Salary £24,000-£25,000 depending on experience of selected candidate - 20 days holiday per year plus Bank Holidays - Free meals on duty (conditions apply) - Training and development...

  6. Secretary

    Edinburgh | Neg | From Response

    SecretaryBased in EdinburghCompetitive Salary + Excellent BenefitsOne of the UK's leading independent professional services companies is currently looking to recruit an accomplished Secretary... with all incoming mail, as well as handle other ad-hoc administrative tasks as and when required by the team. The ideal candidate will be an experienced and supremely well organised Secretary with ... undergone an exciting rebrand, you would be joining one of the 3 principal mid-market accountancy firms at a particularly interesting time. To apply for the Secretary role please submit your CV and a covering letter quoting reference RSM613 - ZRThe job may be suitable for candidates who have experience as the following: Secretary, Secretarial Assistant, PA, Personal Assistant, EA, Executive...

  7. Support Secretary

    Manchester | £8.01 per hour | From MERIDIAN BUSINESS SUPPORT

    We are currently recruiting for Support Secretaries to work 35 hours PW in a local Manchester hospital. This position is temporary for a total of 3 months with the possibility of turning into... ongoing work. As a support secretary you will be required to assist with the Audio + Copy typing and general administration in the department. The successful candidate will have previous secretarial experience and be able to work well in a team. They must be able to work off their own initiative and previous experience in copy typing and audio typing. Interested? Call Jen on 0161 830 8870 now or send your current, up to date, CV NOW! for further consideration. *Candidates must be willing to travel to Manchester City Centre for registration with the RA prior to placement...

  8. Secretary

    Central London | £15 Per Hour | From PPR LTD

    Secretary required on a Contract basis in Central London. We are looking for dynamic, organised and outgoing Secretary to assist a Managing Director in a busy Central London office. The... successful Secretary will be responsible for providing reports and other documents within strict deadlines and assisting the Managing Director in a highly effective and efficient manner. Many of the tasks include figures and spreadsheets, so a keen eye for detail, a good head for numbers and an understanding on Microsoft Excel and Power point is greatly advantageous. Secretary Key Task and Main Duties: - Build strong working relationship with Directors and Senior Management, take time to understand their working style and adapt to their different working styles. - Arrange weekly...

  9. Secretary

    Barnstaple | On Application | From TQR Plymouth

    We are currently recruiting an experienced Secretary for a very successful company based in Barnstaple. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced secretary with a positive and pro-active... and the ability to multi task coupled with a real 'can do' attitude. About the job. The Secretary will have a variety of duties and will be working as a cover secretary for various ... - Preferable previous experience as a legal secretary or experience of working in an alternative professional office. In return we offer. - Excellent salary on application - Hours 9am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday - 20 days holiday + bank holidays This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced secretary to join a lovely company in a busy and challenging position. If you think...

  10. Legal Secretary

    Luton | £27k per year | From 1st Choice Recruitment - Biggleswade

    We are currently recruiting for an experienced Legal Secretary to join our well established client based in Luton, Bedfordshire. Job Purpose: * Audio typing of documents and......

  11. Secretary

    Leatherhead | 23,000 - 24,000 | From LLOYD RECRUITMENT SERVICES LIMITED

    My Client based in Leatherhead is looking for a hardworking and professional Secretary to join their team. Job Purpose: Provide secretarial support to the Leatherhead office and front of house......

  12. Assistant Secretary

    Leeds | £14000 - £16000 per annum + Fixed Term basis | From ANDERS ELITE

    AndersElite are looking for an Assistant Secretary to join our client on a 6 month fixed term contract starting ASAP. The role is based in East Leeds with a salary ranging from £14,000 to £16,000......

  13. Secretary

    Milton Keynes | £20,000 - £22,000 | From Amasco Associates Limited

    A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Secretary to join this well-established personable legal firm based in BLETCHLEY Milton Keynes. Working in a friendly and energetic work environment......

  14. Secretary

    Bristol | £20k - £25k pa | From Beach Baker Limited

    An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Secretary to join a leading independent consultancy based in Bristol who provide advice to investors, corporates and homeowners for the global property......

  15. Secretary

    Chester, Cheshire | 15000.0000 | From Jobwise plc

    We are recruiting for an experienced Secretary to join our established client based in Chester. This is a 6 month contract with the opportunity to potentially stay for 12 months or to be taken on......

  16. Secretary

    Shipley | £9.98 p hour | From Taskmaster Resources Limited

    We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced secretary to join our Executive Administration team on a temporary basis for a period of 3-5 weeks to provide direct support to 3 senior managers, and......

  17. Secretary

    Aylesbury | 21, 500 | From NTDA

    Closing Date: Friday 18th December 2015 (Please apply with covering letter and CV) A small, friendly, trade association with its Head Office based in Aylesbury, but with member companies across... the UK, seeks a secretary with at least 2 year's experience, to join its growing team. Founded in 1930, the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA), is the sectors leading trade association with members drawn from tyre retail, wholesale and distribution, but also with a thriving supplier member section which includes some of the world's largest tyre manufacturers. Over the past two years, under the leadership of our new Director, the association has grown, significantly, and has become a great place to work, so we are now looking for a friendly, customer focussed...

  18. Legal Secretary

    Wakefield | circa £25k | From TALENT SPA

    Commercial Contracts Manager Salary: circa £25k Location: Wakefield (WF4 3DB) About the Company: With Headquarters in Lincoln, our clients are one of the fastest growing, privately......

  19. PA/Secretary

    Milton Keynes | £9 per hour | From 1st Choice Recruitment - Milton Keynes

    We are recruiting for an exciting and challenging opportunity on behalf of one of our clients based in Milton Keynes. £9.00 per hour Office Hours 9.00am-5.00pm Responsibilties: Answering......

  20. Legal Secretary

    Salford | £8 - 10 per hour | From SF Group Ltd

    Our professional services client is recruiting for an experienced Legal Secretary on a temporary basis for their city centre office for a 6 weeks assignment. The role will be to provide a... professional secretarial service, including audio tying, document production and general administration. You must have previous Legal Secretary experience at partner level, excellent typing skills and a professional manner. ...