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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. Legal Secretary

    Milton Keynes | Market related | From The SmartList

    Legal Secretary A Legal Secretary is required for our busy Commercial Property Department . Candidates should have previous secretarial experience in a legal environment, fast accurate......

  2. Legal Secretary

    Bedford | Market related | From The SmartList

    Legal Secretary A Legal Secretary is required for our busy Commercial Property Department . Candidates should have previous secretarial experience in a legal environment, fast accurate......

  3. Legal Secretary

    Stevenage | Market related | From The SmartList

    Legal Secretary A Legal Secretary is required for our busy Commercial Property Department . Candidates should have previous secretarial experience in a legal environment, fast accurate......

  4. Legal Secretary

    Milton Keynes | Market related | From The SmartList

    Legal Secretary A Legal Secretary is required for our busy Family Department. Candidates should have previous secretarial experience in a legal environment, fast accurate audio typing......

  5. Legal Secretary

    Bedford | Market related | From The SmartList

    Legal Secretary A Legal Secretary is required for our busy Family Department. Candidates should have previous secretarial experience in a legal environment, fast accurate audio typing......

  6. Legal Secretary

    Luton | Market related | From The SmartList

    Legal Secretary A Legal Secretary is required for our busy Family Department. Candidates should have previous secretarial experience in a legal environment, fast accurate audio typing......

  7. Team Secretary

    Battersea | £20,000-£23,000 | From Catherine Johnstone Recruitment

    Urgently seeking a Team Secretary supporting fee earners at a successful company in Battersea. Wonderful opportunity to join a sociable team and a company suited to hard working secretaries who......

  8. Secretary

    Margate | Neg | From HR GO - Kent Perm Hub

    We are currently looking for a Secretary for our Margate based client. The role will predomenantly be typing reports so strong typing skills are required. The hours of work are 37.5 hours per week......

  9. Conveyancing Secretary

    Bromsgrove | £16,000 to £18,000 | From Anderson Scott Solutions

    Conveyancing Secretary Bromsgrove £16000 - £18000 My centrally located client has an exciting opportunity to join a growing conveyancing team, within Residential Conveyancing. Candidates will......

  10. Secretary

    Braintree | £17k - £18k pa | From Just Recruitment Group Ltd

    Are you an excellent typist? We are recruiting for an experienced Secretary for our client in Braintree. £18,000 per annum An opportunity has arisen for a full-time Secretary to join a busy......

  11. Secretary

    Sudbury | £15k - £16800 pa | From Just Recruitment Group Ltd

    The Just Recruitment Group Ltd are currently looking to recruit a Secretary for our client based in Sudbury, Suffolk. Key Duties: Audio Typing Preparing letters and drafting documents Handling... diaries and booking appointments Answering the phone and dealing with queries Witnessing documents ID checks General secretarial duties Candidate Requirements: Experience of audio typing and excellent typing skills preferably 60 - 70 words per minute Good level of IT literacy Good customer service skills Caring and sympathetic nature Ability to work well as part of a team Perform well under pressure in a busy environment For more information on the Secretary position please contact Lisa Cleverley at Just Recruitment Group Ltd - Sudbury Office - Phone number removed quoting...

  12. Secretary

    Sale | £19, 000-£22, 500 | From Simon Lincoln Recruitment Solutions Ltd

    Our South Manchester based client requires and Audio Secretary - Immediate Start. A full time opportunity has arisen to work for a well established Loss Adjusters based South Manchester with......

  13. Secretary

    Salisbury | c. £18,500 | From First 2 Recruit Ltd

    Our well known client in Salisbury has an opportunity for a Secretary to join their firm. The ideal candidate will come from a similar role and will have a strong administration......

  14. Legal Secretary

    Cambridgeshire - Cambridge | 22000 | From CVbrowser

    UrgentLegal Secretary – Real EstateCambridgeCompetitive salaryI have an exciting new role for a legal secretary to work within a leading law firm based in the centre ofCambridge. This... opportunity is within the real estate department supporting the firm’s real estate Partner.I am looking for an experienced real estate secretary who is looking for their next opportunity within an established firm. Candidates must display experience of working within a similar secretarial role and from a legal background. The role will consist of file management, client contact, post duties and diary management.This position would suit someone who is approachable, flexible, confident, and accurate and has an eye for detail. Ideally the candidate should be used to dealing with a busy...

  15. Legal Secretary

    Dorset | £8.00 - £9.00 p hour | From Bond Williams Professional Recruitment

    Legal Secretaries required in Poole, Bournemouth and Ringwood. Our clients require secretaries in various departments such as Conveyancing, Probate, Private Client and Family Law. Pay rate......

  16. Legal Secretaries

    Bristol | Competitive | From TalentSpa

    LEGAL SECRETARIES (full-time) required for Residential Conveyancing department. Applicants should possess excellent audio and WP skills and the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines.... Experience as a Secretary in a conveyancing environment preferred but not essential as training will be given. We offer a competitive salary and free car parking. Please apply in writing enclosing current CV by clicking 'Apply Now' No agencies please ...

  17. Legal Secretary

    Exeter | 18000 | From Gravitas Recruitment (SW) Ltd

    Our client seeks two experienced secretaries. If you have a legal background it would be a distinct advantage however it is not essential. One post is in their central Exeter office and the second... is in their Cullompton office. Audio and copy typing speeds of 65wpm are required together with a can do attitude and the ability to work to deadlines. You must be an organised and efficient secretary with a professional telephone manner. ...

  18. Team Secretary

    Chelmsford | £18000 - £20000 per annum | From Pure Resourcing Solutions Ltd

    A Chelmsford based law firm are looking to recruit a Team Secretary on a 12 month contract starting in September. An ideal candidate will have two years experience and must have a legal background... ideally covering litigation in Wills, Probate or Family law. The Team Secretary`s role is to provide fee earners with a professional, accurate and efficient document production service. The secretary will need to be familiar with all software packages required to produce the firm`s documents, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Main duties include: - Producing and amending ... Secretaries with workload as required Please only apply if you have the required skills and experience ...