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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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  1. Secretary

    Tonbridge | £0.00 - £0.00 Per Year | From RECRUITMENT GENIUS

    This Kent-based law firm provides a full range of legal services to both businesses and individuals. They are looking for a full time Secretary to join their Family Team. To be considered, you... will need at least 2 years' experience as a legal secretary within childcare litigation so you are familiar with terminology and Court documents. Skills required: - Accurate digital audio and letter typing - Excellent telephone manner and client liaison skills - Filing, photocopying and opening/closing client files in a timely manner - Ability to use initiative. The role requires someone that can manage a busy workload and prioritise in a fast paced environment but work accurately with great attention to detail. Get the Recruitment Genius Advantage today. As the UK's largest...

  2. Secretary

    Bolton | £16000 - £19000 Per Annum | From JOBWISE

    We are recruiting for a Secretary for a successful and well established company based in Bolton. Traditional working environment with the added bonus of free parking, 25 days holidays plus bank... holidays and a salary of up to £19,000. About the Role: * Providing secretarial support to five Partners * Typing schedules, reports, minutes and documents * Dealing with invoices and responding to client emails * Organising and balancing of petty cash * Daily administration duties * Dealing with incoming and outgoing post * Receiving incoming telephone calls and directing them to the relevant member of staff Essential Skills & Experience: * Must have worked as a Secretary * Strong communication and organisational skills are essential * Competent in Word and Excel...

  3. Conveyancing Secretary

    Bournemouth | £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benifits | From Wild Recruitment

    Location: Poole Salary: £20,000 - £21,000 Job Title: Conveyancing Secretary The Company Our Client is recognised as one of the leading law firms in Dorset specialising in providing legal... - RSA Stage 2 Typing Key words: Legal, Property, Solicitors, Secretary, Conveyancing, Residential, Admin ...

  4. Medical Secretary

    Ford | £8.01 - £8.62 per hour | From MERIDIAN BUSINESS SUPPORT

    Medical Secretary £8.01- £8.62 per hour Newcastle under Lyme ST5 We are looking for several Experienced Medical Secretaries, working full time hours and part time hours Monday to......

  5. Legal Secretary

    Newton Abbot | £17000 per annumtxtSalaryFrom=17000 | From CANDIDATE SOURCE LTD

    An opportunity for a legal secretary to work for one of the region’s largest and most respected law firms in the South West. You will enjoy healthcare cash back plan after 12 months, pension,... relationships with their clients and staff and pride themselves on how successfully they achieve this. As a Legal Secretary you will be responsible for: • Working one to one with a fee earner. • Audio typing (60wpm). • Dealing with clients whether by phone or face to face. • Maintaining accurate client records and filing. The successful candidate for the role of Legal Secretary will: • Experience in working in a legal environment. • Audio Typing is essential (60wpm). In return the legal secretary will receive a basic salary of £17,000. You will receive 20 days plus all bank holidays...

  6. Legal Secretary

    Chester | £16500 - £17500 Per Annum | From THE BUSINESS CONNECTION

    Fantastic opportunity to join a busy and well established firm in Chester on a permanent basis. Your role as Legal Secretary will be to provide fee earners with a high standard of secretarial... service in the production and processing of legal documents and correspondence and to carry out internal administration. You must have previous Legal Secretary experience. Hours of Work: 9am to 5 ... of fee earners, keep clients informed on progress of the matters * To work as a team with other secretaries to ensure workload is shared and work is produced on time and to deadlines set * To ... or other legal environment * Hard working * Able to deal with people of all levels and backgrounds in a professional and courteous manner * Fast & accurate typing skills Keywords: Legal Secretary...

  7. Legal Secretary

    Cambridge | £23k - 25k per year | From THE ONE GROUP

    J16711 Legal Secretary Cambridge Legal Secretary This growing Law Firm in Cambridge is currently recruiting for a Legal Secretary to joim their diverse and dynamic team. The successful......

  8. Operations Secretary

    Milton Keynes | Circa £25,000 dependent on experience | From EASY ONLINE RECRUITMENT

    This secretarial role is for one of the largest and most respected brands in High Street gaming, bingo halls and online gaming websites. The brand is synonymous with excitement and best value... entertainment. An experienced and highly organised full-time Operations Secretary is required to support the senior operations team in their central support office in Milton Keynes. Working closely with senior heads of our business divisions, you will be responsible for providing first class secretarial and administrative support, producing correspondence and documents, creating ... this highly varied role, working within a demanding, dynamic environment then please apply today! Keywords: Operations Secretary, Secretary, Administration, Secretarial, PA, Executive Assistant...

  9. LEGAL SECRETARY

    Cardiff | £20000 per annumtxtSalaryFrom=20000 | From CANDIDATE SOURCE LTD

    An exciting opportunity for a legal secretary to join a very creative, forward thinking and entrepreneurial legal firm in the heart of Cardiff city centre. With expected expansion plans to grow... exponentially over the next 12-24 months or so by more than quadrupling headcount to over 200 employees, so it’s a great time to join their successful and expanding business. As a legal secretary you will ideally possess have a proven track record of legal secretarial experience within a law firm. As a legal secretary, your tasks would be varied as you will be working very closely with ... the phones, dealing with enquiries from clients, colleagues and third parties As a legal Secretary the following Skills & Competencies are required: •Excellent Client Care and communication...

  10. Secretary

    Merthyr Tydfil | £13,500 - £15,500 | From Tempus Personnel Limited

    Job Title: Secretary Location: Merthyr Tydfil Salary: £13,500 - £15,500 Hours: 35 hours Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm GGP Law have a progressive and ambitious team of lawyers supported by... excellent staff. We are able to provide expertise in a wide range of legal subjects including accident claims, family and child care cases, criminal law, property, wills, probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney. We require Full Time and Part Time secretaries to work as part of small and friendly team in a thriving Conveyancing Department at Merthyr Tydfil. Experience in Conveyancing will count heavily in favour of any applicant. Excellent word processing and audio-typing skills are essential. Experience of Case Management Systems would be an advantage. If you have the relevant skills...

  11. Secretary

    Tonbridge | Neg | From Recruitment Genius Ltd

    This Kent-based law firm provides a full range of legal services to both businesses and individuals. They are looking for a full time Secretary to join their Family Team. To be considered, you... will need at least 2 years' experience as a legal secretary within childcare litigation so you are familiar with terminology and Court documents. Skills required: - Accurate digital audio and letter typing - Excellent telephone manner and client liaison skills - Filing, photocopying and opening/closing client files in a timely manner - Ability to use initiative. The role requires someone that can manage a busy workload and prioritise in a fast paced environment but work accurately with great attention to detail. Get the Recruitment Genius Advantage today. As the UK's...

  12. Secretary

    Twyford | £12 - £14 per hour | From Uxbridge Employment Agency

    We have a great opportunity for an experienced secretary looking for four days a week. This is a temporary role for two months to cover the summer period in Twyford. The ideal candidate will......

  13. Legal Secretary

    Burton upon Trent | £14000 - £16000 Per Annum | From KEY PERSONNEL

    About the Company: Our client based in the Burton on Trent area are a well established legal firm who area have a great reputation within their specialist field. They are looking to bring on board... an experienced Legal Secretary to work within their thriving team environment. Key Responsibilities: You will be responsible for working directly for a fee earlier within the Residential Conveyancing department, where you will undertake a variety of duties - * Audio Typing * Dealing with post completion matters * Attending to Clients, Estate Agents and Building Societies on the telephone * Drafting contracts About you: Ideally you will have 3 years experience within the legal sector, along with experience within Residential Conveyancing, along with audio typing experience...

  14. Secretary

    Leeds | Dependent upon experience | From Equals One Limited

    Secretary Salary c £20,000 dependent on experience Full time - Monday to Friday 9.00 -5.30 pm daily Leeds 8 - on site parking - must live within 30 minutes travel time Our client is an... independent firm of General Practice chartered surveyors. The Practice based in North Leeds undertakes a variety of surveying disciplines both on a local and national basis. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced secretary to join the existing team. The ideal candidate should be well organised, have strong communication skills, both face to face and over the telephone and be able to cope within a fast paced and often stressful environment. Please do not apply unless you have experience of working within a busy office and have previous experience of typing reports...

  15. Secretary

    Manchester | £11.00 - £12.50 p hour | From ISP Group

    We are currently recruiting for a Secretary to work for a Global Professional Services firm. It' s an exciting opportunity for an experienced Secretary to deliver professional secretarial and......

  16. Conveyancing Secretary

    Bristol | £18500.00 - £20000.00 pa | From Travail Employment Group

    Legal Secretary / Conveyancing Secretary /Conveyancing Assistant - Bristol - £18,000 to £21,000 Job Title : Conveyancing Secretary Location : BS16, Bristol Salary : £18,500 to £21,000 Per... Annum Hours : Monday to Friday, 08:30am to 17:00pm Contract : Permanent Start Date : Asap Key Skills : Conveyancing Assistant's experience, IT Literate, Conveyancing Secretary experience An opportunity has arisen for the chance to join a very well established law firm within a Legal Secretary / Conveyancing Secretary /Conveyancing Assistant position. This position will be working within a general law practise providing a vast amount of services to the Bristol area, working within their ever expanding establishment based in the city centre area of Bristol. The Legal Secretary...

  17. Legal Secretary

    Cambridge | Competitive | From Pure Resourcing Solutions Ltd

    Legal Secretary Part Time- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Full days) Location: Cambridge, close to city centre (Limited parking spaces available) Salary: £21,000 FTE Our client requires a... Legal Secretary to work within a well regarded Cambridge City Centre law firm, they require an experienced legal secretary to join the family department over 3 days per week as a job share (Wednesday- Friday 9-5 with 1 hour for lunch) Requirements - Audio Typing - Professional telephone manner - IT Skills - Excellent communication skills - Able to work as a team and use own initiative ...

  18. Secretary/ PA

    Frimley | Salary negotiable | From MB Legal Services Ltd

    MATRIMONIAL SECRETARY/PA REQUIRED Leading firm of Solicitors in Frimley require Family Secretary/PA. Experience of this area of law would be an advantage but not essential. Excellent keyboard......

  19. Legal Secretary

    Newcastle | 16-17k | From Oakland Recruitment

    Legal Secretary - Legal Administrator We are seeking a Legal Secretary or legal administrator to work within our conveyancing department from our practice in Stoke-on -Trent Duties which......

  20. PA/ Secretary

    Cambridge | Competitive | From Pure Resourcing Solutions Ltd

    PA/ Secretary Full Time (39 hours per week Monday- Friday) Location: Haverhill A traditional company located in Haverhill are looking for a PA/Secretary to join their small and friendly......