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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

    Nottingham | Negotiable | From COBURG BANKS

    Secretary Based in Nottingham Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits As one of the UK's leading independent professional services companies we are currently looking to recruit a Secretary on a... interesting time. The job may be suitable for candidates who have experience as the following: Secretary, Secretarial Assistant, Team Secretary, Group Secretary, Senior Secretary, Personal Assistant. This...

  2. Secretary

    Nottingham | Neg. | From RSM

    Secretary Based in Nottingham Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits As one of the UK's leading independent professional services companies we are currently looking to recruit a Secretary on a... time. The job may be suitable for candidates who have experience as the following: Secretary, Secretarial Assistant, Team Secretary, Group Secretary, Senior Secretary, Personal Assistant. This...

  3. Legal Secretary

    Taunton | £16,000- £20,000 | From Cathedral Appointments Limited

    Cathedral Appointments currently have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary to join a well-established law firm based in Taunton. This is an excellent opportunity for someone... and relaying this to the correct person in a timely manner - Making appointments and arranging meetings Background/Skills: - Minimum of 6 months' experience working as a Legal Secretary, or a minimum of 1 years' experience working as a general Secretary - Audio/Copy typing experience, ideally with speeds of 70wpm plus - You will be highly organised, with exceptional communication skills ... you are an experienced Legal Secretary or general Secretary with an interest in moving into law and this sounds like the ideal opportunity for you, please send your CV through to Sophia at Cathedral...

  4. Conveyancing Secretary

    Caterham | £20k - £24k pa | From Bridge Recruitment UK Limited

    Conveyancing Secretary Caterham GBP20,000 - GBP24,000 per annum A leading Law firm in Caterham are currently seeking the talents of a Legal Secretary with extensive Conveyancing experience. You... will be providing administrative support to your department and may also be required to help outside of this. You will need to be able to take messages and deal with enquiries from clients as well as progress cases as appropriate. - Previous experience working as a Coveyancing Secretary - Audio typing- 60+ words a minute - General administration/office skills - Confident when using a computer and office equipment - High standard of English grammar and spelling For more information on this role please contact Amy Ryan at Bridge Recruitment ************* **************************** ...

  5. Legal Secretary

    Cirencester | £25k - £27k pa | From Office Team

    Robert Half Office Team are currently recruiting for a Legal Secretary to join a client of ours in Cirencester on a permanent basis. This role is suitable for a candidate with 100% attention to... detail and accuracy, the ability to work within a high pressured environment and experience as a legal PA previously. The legal secretary will assist a family lawyer with their busy case load and be on hand to assist out of hours where necessary. The role will require a candidate with 70-80 wpm typing ability and absolute accuracy. Your Profile: - Recent legal secretary experience ... & Benefits: This Legal Secretary position pays between £25,000-£27,000 per annum with benefits including medical cover and 3% pension contribution. Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment...

  6. Legal Secretary

    Milton Keynes | £23,000 - £26,000 | From D&P Recruitment Ltd

    We are looking for a Legal Secretary with Conveyancing experience to work within our property and real estate team based in Milton Keynes. This is a first-class opportunity to join a friendly... team with an excellent working atmosphere that is successful and expanding. We are offering a first-class salary, immediate adjacent free car parking, and good benefit system. The successful Legal Secretary MUST have proven experience within property or conveyancing within a legal firm. Good IT skills Excellent communication skills ...

  7. Secretary / Administrator

    Staines | £18k - 22k per year + Package | From O’Neill & Brennan

    Secretary/Administrator - Staines - £18,000 to £22,000 - Permanent One of the Country's leading and most prestigious developers is seeking a high caliber, proactive Secretary to join their team......

  8. Site Secretary

    Guildford | £12 - 14 per hour | From O’Neill & Brennan

    Site Secretary - Guildford - £12 - £14 per hour One of the Country's largest Main Contractors is currently looking to take on a Site Secretary on a Long Term Freelance Contract. The......

  9. Legal Secretary

    Croydon | £24,000.00 - £24,000.00 Per Year | From Parmar Staffing Ltd

    We are recruiting for a highly organised legal secretary for a law firm based in Croydon. The role will be supporting the fee earner with conveyancing work. Main purpose of job The prime role of... the legal secretary is to provide direct support to his/her principal to enable them to operate at optimum efficiency. This will include but will not be limited to the main responsibilities given below. The legal secretary is expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative. Key tasks Prepare correspondence and documents through audio-typing and word processing. Administer ... . 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 the telephone and to provide such...

  10. Legal Secretary

    Wickford | £21,000.00 - £21,000.00 Per Year | From Parmar Staffing Ltd

    We are recruiting for a highly organised legal secretary for a law firm based in Wickford Essex. The role will be supporting the fee earner with conveyancing work. Main purpose of job The prime... role of the legal secretary is to provide direct support to his/her principal to enable them to operate at optimum efficiency. This will include but will not be limited to the main responsibilities given below. The legal secretary is expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative. Key tasks Prepare correspondence and documents through audio-typing and word processing ... so. 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 the telephone and to provide...

  11. Legal Secretary

    Dorchester | £18000 Per Hour | From Smart Technical Solutions

    My client are looking to appoint a Legal Secretary to join their expanding team in Dorchester. The role will involve assisting and supporting the fee earners providing exemplary secretarial... services. Candidates must have at least one years' experience working as a legal secretary. The candidate must have a friendly and professional attitude, be adaptable and willing to take on more complex workloads. The role would suit someone who is organised, works well under pressure, accurate, has an aptitude for learning, excellent attention to detail and has the desire to develop their career as a Legal Secretary. The candidate should have strong spoken and written communication skills and must also work well independently and as part of a team in order to meet deadlines...

  12. Legal Secretary

    Dorchester | £9 - 13 Per Hour | From Smart Recruitment Limited

    Smart Recruitment are looking for experienced Legal Secretaries in Dorchesterand the surrounding areas for temporary and permanent contracts. We are interested in people who have experience in the... following fields: - PTT - Residential Conveyancing - Property Dispute Resolution - Family The role is responsible for the following: - Providing secretarial and administrative support - Liaising with clients - Answering basic queries - Diary management - Producing documents (using digital dictation) - Maintaining filing and record systems Smart Recruitment are looking for people who possess the following skills and attributes: - Experience as a Legal Secretary preferably within Private Client - Excellent communication skills - Strong PC skills - Team player...

  13. Legal Secretary

    Gloucester | £16,000 - £20,000 | From Wavelength Recruitment Ltd

    A newly created opportunity for an experienced legal secretary to join an established legal firm with a national reputation. The purpose of the role is to support the company commercials team... with administrative support and duties will include: - Audio typing documents and letters - Attending meetings and note taking - Maintaining client folders - Photocopying - Faxing - Filing This is an excellent opportunity for someone to join an award winning business. *It is essential that you have recent experience of working as a Legal secretary and have good Audio skills. Wavelength Recruitment Ltd are acting as an Employment Business on this occasion. ...

  14. Legal Secretary

    Weymouth | £9 - 13 Per Hour | From Smart Recruitment Limited

    Smart Recruitment are looking for an experienced Legal Secretary in Weymouth. We are interested in people who have experience in the following fields: - PTT - Residential Conveyancing -... Property Dispute Resolution - Family The role is responsible for the following: - Providing secretarial and administrative support - Liaising with clients - Answering basic queries - Diary management - Producing documents (using digital dictation) - Maintaining filing and record systems Smart Recruitment are looking for people who possess the following skills and attributes: - Experience as a Legal Secretary preferably within Private Client - Excellent communication skills - Strong PC skills - Team player - Flexible attitude - Typing skills minimum 60 WPM If this...

  15. Site Secretary

    Guildford | £12 - 14 per hour | From O & B Recruitment

    Site Secretary - Guildford - £12 - £14 per hour One of the Country's largest Main Contractors is currently looking to take on a Site Secretary on a Long Term Freelance Contract. The......

  16. Legal Secretaries

    Taunton | £10.00 | From One Step Recruitment

    Do you have a background in legal administration?  Are you looking for a new opportunity? Skilled legal secretaries with proven customer service skills are required for a number of temporary......

  17. Legal Secretary

    Bolton | Negotiable | From Flat Fee Recruiter Limited

    Legal Secretary Bolton BL1 Negotiable 9.00 am to 5.00 pm - Monday to Friday (1 Hour Lunch) Our client is currently recruiting for an experienced Legal Secretary to work in the Family... Department at their Law Practice. Working within an established firm, the role provides an opportunity to join a thriving team! Position Summary As Legal Secretary, your key responsibilities will include: * Providing full secretarial assistance to a solicitor * Some audio typing but ability to work under instruction an advantage * Arranging appointments and meetings * Telephone ... skills Please note, a DBS check will be undertaken by the firm for the successful applicant. How to apply If you wish to be considered for this Legal Secretary job click 'apply'. You will receive...

  18. Legal Secretary

    Chester | Negotiable D.O.E | From Flat Fee Recruiter Limited

    Legal Secretary Chester Salary negotiable Full Time Our client is currently recruiting for an experienced Legal Secretary to work in the Family Department at their Law Practice. Position... Summary As Legal Secretary, your key responsibilities will include: * Providing full secretarial assistance to Assistant Solicitors in the Department, in the first instance working for a child care solicitor in the department. * General Admin Duties * Arranging Appointments and Meetings * Telephone contact with clients and outside bodies * The request of Experts' Reports * Diary ... the successful applicant. Similar roles/experience: Legal Administrator, Legal PA, Paralegal, Senior Secretary, Family Law Paralegal, Public Law Paralegal, Solicitors Assistant ...

  19. Matrimonial Secretary

    Doncaster | £Negotiable dependent upon expience | From Edwards & Pearce Limited

    Job Title: Matrimonial Secretary Salary: £Negotiable dependent upon experience Location: Doncaster OVERVIEW: An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Matrimonial Secretary to... join a Law firm in Doncaster. THE ROLE The prime role of the Legal Secretary is to provide direct support to his/her Principal to enable the Principal to operate at optimum efficiency. This will include but will not be limited to the main responsibilities given below. The Legal Secretary is expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative. -To prepare correspondence ... of the room at the end of the meeting. -To provide refreshments when asked to do so. -To provide support to other Secretaries as required. -To provide guidance to Junior and Temporary Secretaries when...

  20. Secretary

    London | 31000.0000 | From Strictly...

    Great opportunity to work for one of the 'BIG 4!' as a Secretary / PA! Would you like to work for a leading Professional Services firm?? Our multi award winning, Global client are looking for a... talented Secretary / PA. Secretary / PA: The firm are all about the people - they are forward thinking, ahead of the game and give their staff an interesting and challenging work environment, with a real opportunity to progress within the firm. With an impressive salary and amazing benefits - this is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed! As a Secretary / PA your role will include ... collaboratively with other team members and providing cover as necessary Secretary / PA: You must be able to work well under pressure, prioritise, multi-task and be able to deal with clients in...